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Monday, June 26, 2006
BABE, IT AIN'T NO LIE
Yes, it's true: Ann Coulter is a Deadhead.
I'm not, but my son, Zappa (the anarchist), was and maybe still is.
I couldn't get Ann to wear a headband and smear her body with purple Crisco, but she did model one of her tie-dyed Dead shirts.
This really is a great interview Taylor Hill had with Ann, what he called the most surreal interview I have ever done in my life. His politics are not Ann's, so he was blown away that she agreed. Thanks to Lucianne for linking it as I never would have read it otherwise.
"Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't"
The one time I missed not being able to go to Dead shows more than any other since Jerry died was during the Clinton impeachment. There was so much viciousness - killed cats, punctured tires, threats, investigations and slander against those of us favoring impeachment. (Anthony Pellicano, you'll recall – the Hollywood private investigator now accused of criminal conspiracy, attempted murder, and making criminal threats – was working for the Clintons during the Monica Lewinsky investigation.) I don't really care what people say about me – I'm a Christian so there's nothing anyone can ever do to me – but I kept thinking: “Boy, would I like to go to a Dead show and dance with happy, friendly deadheads for just one night!”
My collection of Dead tapes, by the way, was the reason I heard one of the Linda Tripp tapes before Ken Starr did. Tripp's lawyer obviously needed to hear the tape before turning it over to the prosecutor, but he only had an old 1950's tape player and couldn't get it to work and Ken Starr wanted the tape the next morning. He was terrified he'd hit the wrong button and erase the evidence. In the wee hours of the morning, it occurred him, a Deadhead himself, that he knew one person in D.C. who definitely had a tape machine. So, at around 2 AM, he called me and asked to come over to use my tape deck.
Deadheads believe in freedom – not a government telling people how much water they can have in their toilets or where they can smoke or whether they should be allowed to own a gun.
One of my Dead friends I met at Vail made candles for Grateful Dead merchandizing. His daily routine consisted of waking up, smoking a bowl, and turning on the Rush Limbaugh radio show while he made his candles.
8 Another shot of Ann in a Dead t-shirt!