The Dead


Just read where the incoming speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are huge fans of the Grateful Dead. While I do not agree with their politics, it is refreshing to see politicians who are also music lovers. Comments?
kinsekd
huge fans? nope.....apreciative and respectful for support... maybe...tony bennett and nancy wilson too
Dubya like Willie Nelson so what does that tell You?
Condi Rice is a damn good classical pianist. Harry Truman? Well, he tried. And Bill Clinton's sax...same as Harry.
Apparently, Nancy & Harry serenaded their respective houses with a karaoke version of "Ship of Fools". Standing ovation, the papers said.
politics really gives me the "US Blues"
They never said they were music lovers, only fans of The Grateful Dead. I've been around long enough to know not to read anything into what politcians say.
Boa2,

Apparently, Nancy & Harry serenaded their respective houses with a karaoke version of "Ship of Fools". Standing ovation, the papers said.

Don't you mean:

Nancy and her ship of fools (while quite hairy) managed a standing ovulation?
Nancy has no time for such antics...She's gotta clean up all those ethics issues. Oh, and welcome Mr. Jefferson back home.

I can't wait to pick up his freezer in a yard sale.
Don't you mean: Nancy and her ship of fools (while quite hairy) managed a standing ovulation?
Yes, men & women alike. Reportedly, even Dubya stopped by on return from vacation--it was that time of the month, after all--to rip a mean air guitar on "Brokedown Palace". Seems the whole dang country can't get enough of the dead.
:^) !!
Standing ovulation? I guess that's better than menstrual jumping jacks.
What's this, no fighting yet? What are you, a buncha political eunuchs?! I remember the last time a thread just like this was initiated it degraded into an emotional free-for-all. Come on! Take off yer skirts and fight like...er, men?

I think Condi Rice looks like a Ferengi and John Kerry looks like the evil scientist from ReAnimator.
They never said they were music lovers, only fans of The Grateful Dead. I've been around long enough to know not to read anything into what politcians say.
Well said, Beavis, he-he-he...politicians will even pretend they're human if they think it'll get them votes.

Gunbei, where the hell have you been? These discussions just aren't any fun without you strippin' necked.

P.S.--don't forget about Danlib1's fantasy about Condi & a horsewhip. Get him where he's most vulnerable!
Boa2, at least you guys still have Albert Porter around. He'll never be able to live down his naked stripper and wet Fruit-o-the-Loom weekend at the Hardrock Casino from CES 2003.

Albert was fine and dandy until ol' Mattybumpkin and the king of sin himself Jax2 got him drunk and gave him 175 dollars and zero cents in singles. Albert kept demanding a two-for-one $6 dollar lap dance from I think, Brandy was her name. One thing lead to another,and poor old Albert woke up the next day in the bathroom of his hotel room wearing only his completely soaked-thru briefs.

Albert is one wild Texas photog!
Albertporter & Gunbei, the good news is that this years CES is at the Venetian. The bad news is that they changed the dates, so the CES ends 2 days BEFORE the AVN Awards. Silicone Valley meets Vegas :-)
Gunbei, it's just as well you told about the party.......It turns out that Brandi (not Brandy) was eager to do the lap dance because "she" was in fact, a he.

I know this had to be something you dreamed up to pull on an old drunk friend,............so I returned the favor.

I gave "her" your phone number and told her the person she needed in her life was Gunbei (she LOVED that fact that her name and Gunbei both ended in the letter i ).

No point in trying to cover it up now, when I went to CES last year the relationship between you and Brandi was ALL over that town, (Only Vegas could relate to this kind of love story).

The phone pole across the street from the Convention Center had a deep carving with a big heart, "Gunbei + Brandi" cut deep into that old creosote pole. What was odd was the arrow through the heart, I swear it resembled something phallic.

Then when I went downtown to see the light show under the canopy next to the Gold Nugget there was a sidewalk painter who was working on a huge creation (in chalk) of a little green guy holding a lap dancer. The title was "Gunbei and Brandi Forever."

Good luck from me and Jax2.
Phil, Bobby, Micky, Bill, and assorted friends including Warren Haynes, Trey, oh my and you can go if you like the tickets are only 1$, oops 1 kilobuck, sorry to get you excited.

I think we're seeing the the next Phil and Freinds line-up.
I personally liked this year with Joan, Rob, Scoffield/Molo (Johns) Barry, Larry, and Greg, plus whom ever else they pulled in Dickie, Trey -------

Still the Dead as a house band has to be a good sign!!!
This thread is heading down- I love it.

Come on Dean- hit Albert back!!
Dan, I agree.

Dean, the green man had me laughing my head off with his story. I guess mine was not worthy of a come back. I even emailed Marco, hoping he could get in on this.

Maybe Marco and Diesel are out chasing cats. Maybe Dean is chasing Brandi.
Hey Dan, I've been so busy with work the last 8 months or so, I only get to drop into the 'Gon about once every other month or so, so a lightning counterattack from me could take weeks, heheh. How've you been my friend?!

As for Albert. It's not that your response didn't warrant a comeback, it's that I was humbled into silence by your Porterism. It always amazes me that you photogs [you and Jax2] also have the ability to combine humor with insight. Does staring through a viewfinder or looking at a 3" LCD display all day help focus your wit? You guys are regular audiophile Walt Whitmans, heheh.

Candi, Mandi, Brandi, Sandi or whatever his or her name was hasn't been by in awhile. In fact, that fling lasted only one night. When I woke up the next day and saw the wig, false teeth and wooden leg scattered around my hotel room I checked out without even getting dressed. How humiliating.

Now where's Slappy and his board with rusty nail story?
God I love this place.

Dean I think you and Tony Soprano hooked up with the same chick- did she have a Russian accent? Did you film it as usual?

Yeah, Slappy must have landed a new hobby- or car or woman. Haven't heard from him in way too long.