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

Max Occupancy

This is Josh Meyers’ stage set-up (plus Bobby and Sammy Hagar) for his latest tour, and I think it’s obvious that he has entered the Giant Band Phase of his career. All solo artists do, eventually. Both Elton and Elvis started with two other guys, and ended up with several score of musicians onstage. Billy Joel and Bruce began their performing lives in GBP; Bowie wandered in and out.

Here’s a quick checklist to find out whether you suffer from GBP:

  • Are there black-up singers?
  • If you told your road manager Go get the drummer, would he say Which one?
  • Have you recently paid for a trombonist’s hotel room and per diem?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, and experience anal leakage, you may be a victim of GBP and should consult your private physician. (Anyone vulnerable to GBP has a private physician.)


EDIT: Who sent me this picture? One of you did, but–as usual–I am bound by the strictures of Without Research. Claim your plaudits in the Comment Section.


  1. Youallmad

    ‘‘Twas me, you tweeted about stealing and I wanted you to.

  2. hcm

    Max Occupancy sounds like he could be Bill Graham’s version of Precarious Lee. The dude who always manages to find a way to sell a few more tickets & squeeze a few more hippies into a building that is already beyond capacity.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      Stealing that.

      • hcm

        You using something I suggested would be one on the great honors of my life.

  3. Cube

    New Mats collection. 60! tracks. Outtakes, alt mixes and live. Thought you’d want to know …

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      Already pirated.

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