Saturday, April 25, 2009

Arrows Of Neon And Flashing Marquees

When I sent a Grateful Dead video to my Nixonian congressional Deadhead friend Paul and noted that vocalist and guitarist Bob Weir had flubbed the first line, he took a break from solving all the problems of the world at the office on Saturday and wrote:

I really cracked up when I saw this clip. You will appreciate this now: Bob Weir flubbed the lyrics to "Truckin'" -- without a doubt, the Dead's best-known song -- more times than any other song. It was a well-known source of humor for the Deadheads. (I was always amazed that he could remember every single lyric to a long piece like Dylan's "Desolation Row," while regularly flubbing "Truckin'.")

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