Thoughts On The Dead

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

How Do You Live Like This?

A listing of all the shows at Winterland from ’66 to the wrecking ball. I think I posted it already, but I ain’t afeared of no Content Nazis.

An article on the history of men’s shirt collars. Far more interesting than you’d think, and of course it came about because of the Boardwalk Empire bingewatch. You need to see the men’s shirt collars on this program. They verge on gorgets. Gorgets!

Three Wikipedia pages: The P-Funk mythos; a surrealist play I’ve not read but liked the title of; and the Drake Equation, which I tried and failed to rewrite last week because my grasp on math is shitty even when I’m allowed to make up the numbers.

A real long article on The Charlatans. They were friends with the Dead and liked playing cowboy. Seriously: they walked around all day with vests and canes like they were Bat Masterson.

Turns out Cargo Cults, and the legend of John Frum, may be yet another Colonialist lie. Or at least a misunderstanding.

All of that was open in your browser?

Yes.

And yet you whine about never getting any work done?

Also yes.

6 Comments

  1. So I immediately went to the shirt collar link to see how Troy, New York came across (I am going there on Wednesday this week, Yay Enjoy Troy!), BUT!! THE LINK WENT TO THE WINTERLAND LIST! (Please fix. Need to read about shirt collars).

    Also, in re Drake Equation: me, my wife, and my daughter all have it tattoed on our right forearms. When the aliens arrive, we will wave and prove that we knew they were coming, Fermi be damned . . .

  2. No mention of The Collar City, alas, but worth reading if for no other reason than this . . .

    (Side note: Somewhere, right now, a man is calling his dick “the English monster.”)

  3. Ok I enjoyed the cargo cult article, you obviously know about longform.org, did you see the one about the dentist doing unnecessary root canals etc.? I admit I stopped reading the skiing paumgartner story having lived that life once. Check out the wonderful George Clinton p-funk npr tiny desk concert ( although I hear hundreds clapping so I suspect it’s a set.) you’ll never get any ‘work’ done with these marvellous diversions.

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    April 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    I Scare Myself. The Dan Hicks Memoir. Innaresting Cat.

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