Dead and loving it

This is going to be short.  I have to be somewhere early this morning.

Yesterday was about dead people receiving benefits. So you could say that in death, they were grateful.  Today, it’s all about the Grateful Dead.

Now, I love a lot of music.  If I hit random on my music library, it could be anyone from Rush to Van Halen to Dire Straits to Johnny Cash to Depeche Mode to Abba to Johnny Lee Hooker to Cake to John Williams to John Denver to Run DMC to…  Well you get the picture.  So you could say that I really appreciate music; good, bad, or indifferent.  With the exception of the Rolling Stones.  I hate the *$&#@! Stones.  But that’s a different story.

Why do I suddenly have the need to hear some Devo.


Music is an important part of everybody’s life.  Since the dawn of man when we were banging rocks together, music has been everywhere.  So much so that we don’t even notice it.

Time for King’s X.

Apparently the IG (Imperial Government) is a big music lover as well…  Especially the Grateful Dead.  TO the tune of $615,000.  Tune…  Get it?

Next up, the London Symphony playing “Whole Lotta Love.”  Zepplin in symphony.  Priceless.

Where was I?  Oh yea…..  So the IG give the University of California at Santa Cruz $615,000 to digitize the Dead’s music, tee-shirts, concert posters, and other various Dead paraphernalia. So $615,000 was extorted by the point of a gun from American taxpayers to pay for a bunch of stoner college students in California to Google Grateful Dead stuff.

Nine Inch Nails is always good for early Saturday morning.

At a healthy $15/hour, that’s 41,000 hours.  And having known stoned college students, that’s probably three albums and a tee-shirt.


No mention of a Twinkie subsidy was in the report.

What would you do with $615,000?