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The Day They Busted the Grateful Dead

04/08/2010

Tonight I just want to share something I had never heard about before and thought was an interesting new perspective on the Grateful Dead and the infamous drug bust at 710 Ashbury. Share and discuss…

The Day They Busted the Grateful Dead

by Richard Brautigan

The day they busted the Grateful Dead
rain stormed against San Francisco
like hot swampy scissors cutting Justice
into the evil clothes that alligators wear.

The day they busted the Grateful Dead
was like a flight of winged alligators
carefully measuring marble with black
rubber telescopes.

The day they busted the Grateful Dead
turned like the wet breath of alligators
blowing up balloons the size of the
Hall of Justice

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  1. Lou permalink
    04/28/2010 1:37 am

    Richard Brautigan ??? OMG.. Troutfishing in America ? In Watermelon Sugar ? Sombrero Fallout ? and the greatest story ever – A Confederate Soldier from Big Sur .. awesome to learn that Brautigan was into the Dead .. Willard and His Bowling Trophys would be proud..

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