Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Summer of Jerry: Day 3

If only the Food Network existed in the 80's, we would have had a winner.  In this most bizarrely comedic clip, Chef Jerry Garcia demonstrates his culinary skills backstage at a Dead show on 12/31/85.  Jerry not only discusses his favorite hors d'oeuvres, but actually instructs on how to prepare them!  His daily specials include:  "lean" bacon-wrapped water chestnuts and bundt cake wedges.  I repeat:  bundt cake wedges.  The Dead were known for their comedic interviews -- especially those done by Al Franken during the historic 1980 Radio City shows -- but this one takes the cake (pun intended).

And no, you're not imagining things -- amongst those in the clip's intro are Mickey Hart, Ken Kesey, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. comment.

My favorite YouTube comment: 
"Doesn't EVERYONE keep their powdered sugar in a big zip lock bag?"


WeightStaff said...

FYI - for those interested, here is the setlist from the show. I have this Dick's Picks, and it is indeed a "tasty" show:

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (12/31/85)

Not Fade Away
Touch of Grey
Tons of Steel
C.C. Rider
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Brown Eyed Women
Let it Grow

Midnight Hour
Man Smart/Woman Smarter
Ship of Fools
Playin' in the Band
Terrapin Station
Black Peter
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away
Turn on Your Love Light

Brokedown Palace


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MusicianMe said...

What a part....!
great video