"If you tell the Truth, you don't have to remember anything"
-Mark Twain
"You realize, of course, that everything I say is horseshit." -Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, July 20, 2012


Tom Davis died yesterday. He was a comedian, a writer, and a Saturday Night Live cast member in the 70's. He and Al Franken were the pivotal voices to bring the Grateful Dead to SNL on 11/11/78. There first live Television performance.
After the performance, Davis, Franken, and Garcia joined together to develop the Kurt Vonnegut book "The Sirens of Titan" into a movie. Garcia and Davis spent many hours together writing and developing the script.
The two had Bill Murray commit to the lead role of the movie. The three had a meeting were they pitched the movie to Universal but were turned down..'
Even though the project never got off the ground Jerry Garcia retained the rights of the script till the day he died. Davis said that he hoped to see their movie made before he died, unfortunately he did not.

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