Hey, Amir Bar-Lev, director of the upcoming Dead documentary. Whatcha doing?
Not there yet?
How’s the movie?
“Not movie. Movies.”
“The film has evolved and expanded.”
Please don’t say–
“It is now the Grateful Dead Cinematic Universe.”
“Five solo films to introduce the characters, and then a team-up trilogy.”
I don’t know.
“Plus spin-off films.”
Wall of Sound get one?
Bear get one?
Road crew get one?
Betty get one?
Right. This may not be a great idea, Amir.
“Or it might be the best idea.”
No. It is not the best idea at all.
“Can I talk to you?”
That’s what we’re doing.
“I don’t know how to say this. I have a problem. Little problem. Maybe not a problem at all.
Just spit it out.
“Ah, well, see: I’ve been spending so much time looking at the Grateful Dead, and…they’ve started speaking to me.”
“That was the problem.”
Oh! Okay. I’ve gotten used to that.
“They speak to you too?”
“Can you tell them to stop bothering me?”
I could, but that would make them bother you more.
“Garcia’s origin movie is being split into two parts and he’s got a Chinese friend to appeal to the Asian market.”
What’s the Chinese friend’s name?