Grateful Dead

A Message From Ratdog

By Dennis McNally

As many of you know, RatDog’s sterling lead guitarist, Mark Karan, is experiencing a health problem. Said Chief Dog Bob Weir, “The docs want to have a close look at our brother Mark over the next few weeks, and we're gonna have to go with that. Our old friend Steve Kimock has graciously offered to cover for him for this tour, and so we're thinking we should go with this. We'll be in touch with Mark daily, and if his docs cut him loose, we'll bring him out. The show must go on, I think, in everyone's best interest. Here’s to Healing…”

Steve chipped in. “First, I'd like to wish Mark a speedy recovery, and secondly, I'd like to thank Bob Weir & RatDog for this opportunity to serve our music, family, friends and community during Mark's absence. Love is a service done. Gratefully, SK."

Finally, we checked in with Mark. “I really appreciate all the love and good vibes I’ve received since announcing my need to take a ‘healing break.’ I’ll be very sorry to miss all these great summer shows this July, but I’ll be back ASAP and I’m sure my ol’ TOO-mate Senor Kimock will do his best to add something special to this run. Keep me in your prayers, and meantime…”Hey, hey…come right away…come and join the party everyday.”

Hmm, good thinking. See you down the road, Milwaukee first.

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Mark

Mark, I wish you all the best, get well soon, see you down the road.

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may the four winds blow you safely home

peace through music
may all the beautiful music that you've ever experience ripple thruogh your cells like rainbow light, healing you of any and all afflictions. Sending much Love, as Love will see you through

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prayers for ya mark

and thanks for jumping in kimrock! great summer ahead.. peace

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Healing thoughts from London

.may i add my best wishes to Mark and my hopes for your speedy recovery .................................may your dog be with you.................

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Dear Mark- We are all

Dear Mark-
We are all keeping you in our prayers and wish that you enjoy a speedy, 100% recovery ASAP.

Please relax and take care of yourself and you'll be in our thoughts at each and every RatDog show this Summer.

Hoping to see/hear you soon,
With Peace,

Big Boss Man
Chicago

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a speedy recovery

thanks to the DEAD family and all the heads for providing so many years of great times and fantastic memories!

I'm trying to aquire a bootleg of every show I've been to which is around 120 and hope any taper/traders out there can help out.
Glad to be

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Prayers and Wishes

II am sad that you are going through health issues right now. That part sucks. But I am glad you have an ocean of DeadHeads wish you healing and send their love your way. Take the time you need to heal and we will look forward to your return.

UncleDead.

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More Beams

Mega beams of healing heading your way, Mark>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Mark

Healing vibes to you, m'man.

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Mark taking a break

You will be missed this summer but get that overhaul (r&r) get heathly and we'll see you down the road

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