Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Vox Populus

“C’mere, lemme sing you that birthday song.”

Oh, no. I hate that song.

“Nah, don’t be blamin’ the poor song! You jus’ hate gettin’ sung AT. Supposed to be sung TO!”

You got a point.

“The ol’ Pig generally does.”

You are simply the hairiest beast in the world.

“I’m gonna take that as a compliment.”

It was one.

“Way I see it: you ain’t pretty like Weir, you gotta get yourself a look! Foxes are fascinated by the strange and unusual. My bouffant is downright entrancin’ to your average fox!”

I can see that.

“Brings ’em in close, makes ’em woozy with confusion and lust! Plus, I ain’t showered for a few days, so pheromones is just pourin’ off!”

Then what?

“And then I crawl ’em!”


“It’s like the song says: the ol’ Pig’s got the ways and means!”

You sure do.

“Happy birthday, you ol’ bastard.”

Happy deathday, you ol’ Pig.


  1. SmokingLeather

    March 8, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Umm, you were born on the day PigPen passed away?
    That explains a lot. Happy birthday and many more.

  2. Today, well yesterday now….Is also my youngest sons birthday. He requested 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts, and a chicken and rice dinner in lieu of cake. Happy Birthday to you all!

  3. Dang . . . today is both my wife AND my daughter’s birthday too.

    There’s some celebratin’ to be done.

    Gonna play some Pig tonight to make the festivities just right.

  4. Happy birthday TOTD.

  5. Happiest of bdays, ToTD, and many many more!

  6. Morning Deuce

    March 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Happy bday TotD

  7. I’ve been lurking here for a few years now but hey, what the hell, the pig died on my second birthday.

  8. Luther Von Baconson

    March 8, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    go to the Funky Biscuit tonight. I’ve asked John Kadlecik to buy you a Birthday Heineken and Jaromir Jagr.

  9. Happy Birthdaynto one of the hardest working (and most entertaining) writers on the internets.

  10. It’s a buddy of mine’s birthday today as well. March 8, 1971 – the night of Ali / Frazier I. Fun fact, his sister was born the night of Ali / Frazier II. Their father missed both fights.

    • As you know, the GD almost never played the 8th of March after Pigpen checked out. The only time was in 1992. Any chance you saw the Cap Centre show on your birthday ?

  11. I bet I speak for a LOT of the fine folks here when I say:

    ToTD is Good People (as are his semi-fictionalizations).

    Long May You Run, Amigo.

    Best to ya and here’s to many more trips down the number line.

    I bid you peace and an enormous piece of the cake or cake-esque item on the Top(permost) Shelf!

  12. Luther Von Baconson

    March 9, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    here we see Pigpen again as the most sensible and organized of the Deads. Coke, Smokes, Harps, & Notes. like Spectacles, Testicles, Watch, & Wallet.

  13. Happy Birthday TOTD, well yesterday’s birthday was good i hope,
    I didn’t know you had a birthday

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