Wavy Gravy was a famous Hippie activist and self-identified clown.
Later he was immortalized as an ice cream flavor by Ben and Jerry’s.
Hugh “Wavy Gravy” Romney famously took his stage name from a 1969 run-in with bluesman B.B. King. King had a gig to play at the Texas International Festival and Romney was lying down onstage like a horse’s ass. Who knows exactly what he meant when King asked Romney “are you wavy gravy?” — probably “Are you stoned out your dumb mind?” — but when Romney affirmed that he was, King played the gig around his sluggard carcass like a pro. In classic white counterculture fashion he was unable to encounter a talented black man with a job to do without it being a life-altering experience, so from then on that was his name.
Spoiler alert: Kool AD is probably not impressed by Romney’s magic-bluesman origin story.
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