Kesey’s son just died* and with the band raging behind him, he goes into ee cummings Buffalo Bill:
Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death
Try writing another joke about Dickpunchin’ Billy after that shit, man.
* This is not true, as noted in the comments. Bill Graham had just died, not Kesey’s son; Kesey’s son had died seven years prior.