The Throwing Stones Music Box has intricate laser cut woodwork on all four sides and features a Timothy Truman illustration titled, you guessed it, "Throwing Stones," named after the beloved song that John Barlow wrote for the Grateful Dead. The mythical multi-armed man with darkness in his eyes is lobbing his rock at bordering glass buildings on the San Francisco skyline at sunset.
An unidentified tune plays when the box's top is opened, and inside, the Dead are dressed old west style and the fog machine is rolling for a rarely seen music video that they shot for "Throwing Stones" in 1987. There's a slit for holding rings and a spot for special things. Under the burgundy velveteen panel on the right side, there's a music box instrument with a rotating cylinder and tiny metal fingers.
The Throwing Stones Music Box pays homage to an epic Grateful Dead song, whose lyrics continue to ring so true today, "And the politicians throwin' stones, so the kids they dance and shake their bones, and it's all too clear we're on our own. Singing ashes, ashes, all fall down... Ashes, ashes, all fall down." Dimensions: 7.5” L x 5” W x 2” H. This box found a happy home in Nebraska!