For some reason we were talking about music and he mentioned his late teens/early adulthood and being into The Grateful Dead.
I had a really visceral reaction that included wincing and maybe even an audible groan.
Derelicte said, "I know, Gays hate the Grateful Dead."
Why is that?
I can only admit ever hearing one of their songs. And it was wretched and I hated it in a way that is really unhealthy. It was a song called "Touch of Gray" which I think was some sort of comeback effort for them in the late 80's.
I'm getting the heaves just thinking about it and all I can say is "Jerry Garcia, you may've gotten an ice cream flavor named after you but you are no Siouxsie."