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Deadhead or Deadbeat?
February 8, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
I just finished Wobegon Boy and Pontoon (buy now), and as fledgling Dead Head, I couldn't help but get excited over the Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead references in these books. I began to wonder, are you, Mr. Keillor, a Dead Head? And if so, any favorite shows or songs? Keep up the good work.
Apple Valley, MN
I loved their album "American Beauty" which has "Attics of My Life" and "Ripple" and "Brokedown Palace" on it, all of which I've sung (or tried to sing) on the show, but that album is not what any Deadhead would consider typical of them, so I probably am not a head, maybe just a Deadbeat. And I never tried LSD, the thought of which terrified me then and now, and marijuana just didn't appeal to me if you hung around dopers as I did back in the ''70s, you were sort of impressed by the stupidity of being stoned, and I personally had no need of being any stupider than I already was. So I am a fan of some of their less Deadly work. Sort of like with Dylan I like his pop stuff more than the Dylanesque.