Sunday, February 24, 2008

On/Off

My phone rings and suddenly I'm on the stage crew again. Hmmm...

I had been toying with the disturbingly comforting idea of having a clinically dissociative episode, but now I have to work in the morning- I guess my cognitive breakdown will have to be postponed-at least until after the Grateful Dead tribute show is over...eighteen hours or so.
I will be ass-deep in a sea of tripping hippie wannabees...all night.

I will remain functional, lucid and rational out of sheer spite, if nothing else.

Have I ever told you that I used to be a bus-following, tie-died, high-dosage Dead Head?
No shit.
Blue Dove...far out, maaaan. How many Grateful Dead songs have I played on the radio over the last three years?
Zero. None. I can barely stand the sound of them anymore. Blue Dove, far-out maaaaannn...

In any case, it feels like tomorrow is some sort of Karmic event. I just hope it's a good one.

10 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

i think run for the devil(is that the title?) is about the only grateful dead song i like..like to watch them, but i was never a dead head...
see the goddess came through for you...i told her to do something ...guess she did...

Allan said...

A Friend of the Devil is a friend of mine...you are my friend, the Devil not so much...although I do like my Black Sabbath records though.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I think it will be a good karmic event as long as you can withstand the overwhelming smell of BO and patchouli.

angel said...

it is going to be good. i can feel it.

schlep said...

Keep on truckin' Allan.

citizen of the world said...

Ive only been to one Grateful Dead concert - in '87 with Bob Dylan. Lots of tie-dye, clouds of pot smoke, naked guy standing on a wall. I got the sense that it was a typical show.

Lyzard said...

Maybe they can make up for the Grateful Dead tribute by scheduling you for the Willie Nelson show again.

And to be honest, I would personally enjoy some the Flogging Molly show they have listed on their website.

Auld Hat said...

Never had a desire to see a show when I had the chance. I stayed home and watched my friends dog so he could go, even though he didn't have a ticket. He made a sign that read: "I'll give you the shirt off my back for some kindness" and some random hippie thought it a fair trade, took the actual shirt off his back and handed him a ticket. Some hippies are good. Stinky, but good.

billy pilgrim said...

terrapin station had one of my all time favorite album covers.

Allan said...

Whim- The dope smelled good.

Angel- I don't know what it was.

Schlep- On my next 80's show I'll do a ten-year retrospective on Grateful Dead drum solos.

C- I thought the Dylan/Dead concerts were a Reagan plot to gather all the hippies in one place and poison them en masse.

Lyz- Alas.

Hat- That would be a good sign to wear clubbing. Or maybe not.

BP- That is a good one. Never judge a cover by it's album, I say.