In Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart, the zombie virus has changed everything for Jake. The career aptitude test, unhelpful as it was, now means nothing. After you become a zombie, you have no tasks beyond eating. Optimistically, however, Jake reflects on a song lyric, “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places.” Nice sentiment for a guy with such a grisly lifestyle.
The song, Scarlet Begonias, is by The Grateful Dead, a band that compliments Jake’s new lifestyle. The group was formed in 1965, just in time to play a role in the emerging psychedelic scene. Their music defied categorization, with bits of rock, reggae, country, and countless other genres appearing in their performances, which generally included long improvised segments. Their music was so unique that the band attracted a loyal group of followers, known as Dead Heads. More than a band, The Grateful Dead was a musical force that lasted for over three decades.
â€œOur audience is like people who like licorice,â€ Jerry Garcia said. â€œNot everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.â€
-Diane Colson, currently reading This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
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