Hey, Pig. Whatcha doing?
Cool. Wearing a blanket, Garcia?
Good talk, guys.
Apparently Garcia didn’t like riding horses, thus perhaps short-circuiting a second career for the band as cut-rate villains in Spaghetti Westerns. Pig and Jerry looked the part, and normally such people pointed guns at Lee Van Cleef.
In about 1970, the Dead were supposed to be in an “Electric Western” called Zachariah, in which they would play a gang of robbers. However, they had to learn to ride horses–not hard, Mickey had a bunch of horses at the ranch. Rosie McGee revealed in her book however (for those of you who didn’t read all the way through) that Jerry wasn’t comfortable and may have even got kicked, so the idea was scuttled.
The band of desperadoes in Zachariah was played by Country Joe And The Fish. The movie, other than making no sense at all, also features The James Gang, as well as the great Elvin Jones, playing a drum solo out in the scrubby desert. Highly recommended if there are only “Tier 2” bowls on ESPN.
No doubt a reason Hart turned to Kung Fu.
I can’t see Phil being much of a horseman, either.
And I was just linking to you as you commented…
Guns & Doses
Pig potato salad. brought on by Poncho Fetish.
Hand over the Lucky Charms and no one gets hurt
Carole King laughing nervously. “I saw Taxi Driver, gee that’s great John…….”
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