The Good Head Jewelry Box is a long, skinny box that derives its name from the bumper sticker slogan pasted across a glowing crowd on its front: “Good Head Dead Head.” On the top of the box, a black-and-white mash-up of medieval symbolism and Celtic design accompany the complete lyrics to “Saint Stephen,” as presented in the Live Dead album notes. Line drawings of roses by several artists combine into a bouquet next to the apt quote, “A Dead Head from the word drop.” One side offers up the stamped pun, “Good for Thousands of Impressions,” while the other end carries the slogan, “Good ‘Ol Grateful Dead.”
Every box has a secret and this one is complicated, as the most beautiful boxes often are. It’s a Robert Hunter tale of St. Dilbert and Bozo discussing the fate of their questionable king. In part: “‘You Bozos slay me,’” the Dilbert says, “‘You pick a king who best represents the sum of your individual lamenesses to rule you and then complain because he has a big red nose.’” Next to this Hunter quote is the raven in the wheat, his beak wide with gossip. Dimensions: 12” L x 4.75” W x 2” H. This box found a happy home in piedmont North Carolina.