In 2007, Rosen wrote a scathing blog entry about the Grateful Dead. Eight years later, it’s garnered thousands of hits and 123 mostly hate- (and patchouli-) filled comments. Why not keep the party going, then, by asking, upon the completion of its “farewell tour,” whether San Francisco’s favorite lifestyle corporation is good for the Jews?
WARNING: this podcast contains wholesale dismissals of important hippie tropes.
What happens when Goldbrener shows up stressed-out and Rosen shows up in a bad mood? Disparaging remarks about Mick Jagger, Catholics and hippies, that’s what, plus serious questions about undergraduate-level classes in Grateful Dead Dancing, what happens when your girlfriend takes you to church, how to convert to Judaism and the value of the Jewish community’s “wide net.” Also, sighing and aspersions.
The calming lava lamp was no match for the tension in the Twilight Lounge.