Thoughts On The Dead

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


Here’s another shot of Garcia’s Nudie Suit from behind; the outfit maintains the usual Dead motifs: skulls and roses and bullshit. Nothing says Grateful Dead like skulls and roses and bullshit.

Fuck it, might as well empty out the Nudie Suit library in one easy-to-find place. Here’s Bobby:

Is that a chicken? I think that’s a chicken. Here’s another of Bobby:

The son of a bitch just didn’t have a bad angle.

Say “Cheese.”


You look spiffy.

“Flash, baby.”

Awesome. This is Phil:

But you already knew that. (Check out the cowboy boots.)

This is a better shot of the weirdo Strat from late ’72:

This is 12/12, and he also played Numbers (I just named the guitar) on 11/22/72 at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin. We know this from this picture…

and this article.

I gotta be honest with you, Enthusiasts: this research horseshit is not for me. I’m exhausted. The president’s right: facts are for suckers.

And we finish up with a shot featuring both the Nudie Suit and the weird guitar. I brought all the threads together.

And you without a Pulitzer.

I know, right?


  1. the last pic is the best with Donna in red. facts are for suckers.haha

  2. Wow. Phil already had that many knobs on his bass that early in the story arc?

    I did not realize.

  3. Nudie should have told the lads if wearing a jacket while guitar slingin’ it should be cut a bit large.

    Always wondered if Phil Ochs gold lame send up of Elvie Boy was a real Nudie.

  4. Just sayin’, don’t ever Google “dead nudies”…….

  5. i think it is not a chicken on bobby’s suit. it is a duck. due to time sheath use he is foreshadowing the duck in the video.

  6. Luther Von Baconson

    May 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    You should get a Nudie for writing in, ToTD. Maybe some Nudie shorts, socks, & vest. The Florida heat you see.

  7. mrcompletely

    May 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    “Numbers” is good but I was thinking “The Count” cause then you get all the Count Von Count, Count Chocula, etc associations

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