yesterday at roger williams college in rhode island a good chunk of the student body came out to see our show on the soccer field, if only because the campus dining services were barbecuing out there and the only way to use your meal plan that day was to see guster. the show was kind of casual… ryan challenged a student named “brent” to a frisbee throwing competition on stage and lost miserably. someone requested some neil young so adam let me play his guitar and sing a verse of ‘heart of gold’ (it’s the only song i can almost play — Em, C, D, G). but the highlight was when we walked off stage and noticed that two bumble bees were having sex in the cooler on top of a bottle of water. we considered saving them from drowning but justified leaving them there on the grounds that they were dying happy and that bees sting people.
click here for a research and reference guide to early american literature about roger williams and his quest to begin a colony where people could worship as their conscience desired without state interference.
click here to see a photo of the bees fucking.