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

I Didn’t Know You Had A Niece

Oh, sweet nightmare.

“Eat it, man. You always forget I’m a man. Red-blooded and all that. And I’m a Rock Star. I get around, man.”

I know that intellectually, but on a primal level I cannot accept you as a sexual being.

“I had four kids and four wives.”


“Your shallow reading of your characters is your fatal flaw. Except for Mickey. Mickey’s shallow, man.”

I think she’s into you.

“She’s right friendly.”

Gonna get a beej?

“Don’t be crass.”

You should give her an Ocean’s 11.

“I have no idea what that is, man.”

Three casinos at once.




  1. Mike

    Great pic and I’m pretty sure that’s Bob Minkin looking at his camera.

  2. Dana Morgan's Dead

    Can’t somebody please just photoshop out the woman and both tits and slap in the trusty briefcase o’ IF? I’d be much more comfortable. You can’t post shit like this the days leading up to the poor man’s anniversary of demise, you will tarnish the image! Give ‘im back the ‘case and let’s carry on. Whatever happened to that great shot of Jerry looking solitary and burdened as hell, on an empty stage or in the corner of a lonely soundcheck, maybe next to a tower of speakers? Ah you all remember the one, it really captured that late period of Jerry carrying the load for his demanding public, an empty sky, carrying on even though the end of that road was in mind if not yet in sight? That’s a better picture for the anniversary coming up.

  3. Tor Haxson

    Is is appropriate to use the Comment Section to get a message to JES?

    I guess twitter pisses him off, and this is a safe space for all of us.

    Anyhow, I guess the youngsters are listening to “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
    for the first time, and sharing reaction videos.

    I hope they get into Hocus Pocus by Focus..

    • JES

      Golly, there’s hope for the future after all . . . (sniff) . . .

      I totally and completely vividly remember hearing it for the first time, too, laying on the living room in our townhouse at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, reading a book, listening to WBRU out of Providence. It totally BLEW MY FREAKING MIND!!!! I knew of Phil already through Genesis and his work with Eno and others, but I didn’t even realize it was him the first time I head it, so unexpected and weird it was, until after the song had ended and DJ announced him with raves and wows, which I shared, emphatically. I put my book aside, got on my bike, rode downtown and scored the album, immediately. One of my most most memorable radio experiences ever. Hell’s yeah! Team Phil here, still! And “Face Value” is still on my fave albums ever list, dammit.

      In re Focus, yeah, I think I’d want to yoofs to see a live “Hocus Pocus” like this one first. That’d hit the spot . . . (there’s an even better one on the Youtubes from “Old Grey Whistle Test,” but it seques out of “Sylvia,” and the kids might not make it to the bestest stuff) . . .

      (And yeah, always cool to hit me here [well, cool with me, anyway, so long as LDW doesn’t mind], or at my place, of course. But never again on Twitter. It’s somewhat mind-boggling how much free time I have since giving up social media, and how reduced my aggravation factors are too . . . )

  4. wabisabied

    She looks just like an old friend of mine. Definitely getting the beej.

  5. MJK

    my recommendation for TOtD for today is Ray Charles. Anything by brother Ray, its all that good.

  6. Luther Von Baconson

    looked at this for some time. the nice young lady’s right hand. hope jer’s up for an alien shocker.

  7. ste4ve

    Joan Osborne, from “Variety” interview: “When I worked with them, a lot of the road crew was the same as the road crew that had worked with the band when Jerry was still alive. So I heard a lot of stories about him backstage. And there was one in particular that really stuck with me. One of the guys was saying that although Garcia was not anybody that you would picture as a ladies’ man — he was kind of unkempt and didn’t shower a lot, and he was not a handsome guy — women were drawn to him, because he had this magnetic charisma about him. He was so fun to be with, and so interesting, and kind of a genius. So he was this sort of unlikely chick magnet. [Laughs.] That always stuck with me.”

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