I accept Phil's explanation that "Bobby has an injured shoulder" for what it is. If Bobby has an injury, he may be on prescription pain killers (IE Rush Limbaughesk Oxycodone issue). The night he bailed, it was the last show of the 9 night run in Portchester. Who wouldn't have a drink on such an occasion? I am not claiming that Bobby is a Wharf Rat or anything but I would find it hard to believe that at this point in his life, he would develop a drinking (Pigpen) or drug (Jerry & Brent) problem. He is married with children and he has successfully created TRI and Sweetwater. IE: Life is good in Bobby Land.
That being said, all you have to do is listen to the 4/15 Portchester (Night 1 at the Capitol?) Watchtower. It was very similar to the Me & My Uncle during the fall out show. Bobby just stopped singing and the band went into some tripped out jam as if intentional to cover it up. There is also the Nokia show at which a medicine mix up was blamed to realize something is going on here.
I wish Bobby a speedy recovery and I hope he comes to terms with the root of the problem. While I didn't appreciate Phil's seemingly uncaring perseverance during the show, I can understand his frustration if this was a predictable occurrence. I guess what I am trying to say is that while Phil went through one liver, he has flown pretty straight since his transplant and I hate to see us losing some of his remaining shows due to avoidable circumstances. I know it took a while after Jerry's passing for Bob & Phil to see eye to eye and I think they have been making a pretty good run at things as of late.
Anyway, I am just feeling antsy waiting on some word regarding the upcoming Furthur shows. I DO love Bobby and Phil, and all of you for that matter. Peace and Love.
On all points. Please get well Bob. Take all the time you need.
Sounds to me like Bob had a heart attack. Considering the symptoms, it pretty much fits the description. Either which way, I hope he feels better soon!
I got to see the video of Bobby falling and it didn't look like his shoulder was bothering him, I mean he staggered, stumbled and fell down and could not get up without roadies help, finished song and was never seen again this nite. What's up Bobby? inquiring minds want to know, is it the shoulder? is it rehab? is it old age? what ever it is, please keep in mind that you are not 20 anymore. I for one would like to see you take off as much time as you need or want, yes, we will all miss you, but you will still be alive, which is what it's all about, right? Please don't go out like Jerry, save yourself, if not for us, for your family.
Tri studios has pretty much made this video unavailable on the web due to copyright, or is it that they just don't want people to see what really happened? Love ya Bob. Get well first, then play.
Maybe I should mind my own business, but what the f is up with Bob's health. I'ver heard all kinds of rumors and figured you folks would know better. If he is in a "treatment center", that can't be a good sign. I mean if its just a shoulder problem then fine. But if its more serious and no official word other than he is out tiil mid June then I am not sure its as simple as a strained shoulder. No matter what I wish him a quick and speedy recovery
Thursday 12/13/12 Bob and Jackie are playing at the Paramount in Denver: who all's going? Good cajun joint next door...
If you were there, we did see and hear a great show: http://archive.org/details/wg2012-12-13
Last year SF Giants coach/Americana musician Tim Flannery did a couple of benefit concerts for Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was severely injured when he was beaten after a game at Dodger Stadium. At the Uptown Theatre show in Napa, Bob Weir sat in. Now the show's coming out on DVD, also benefiting Stow, who's probably going to need care for the rest of his life. Read all about it...
Let's just let this drop, thank you.
(mod hat off)
It was a good choice, as far as I am concerned,
to not put Bob or Ken in the opinion of a useless
critic. I understand your post and have looked into
the information surrounding your post. The facts
you are attempting to humble Bob and Ken into
are so far from me and the information I have gathered.
You know little of Bob and the great purposes he is
involved in. Have you investigated the awesome
volunteering he is apart of. Have you seen his TRI
studio...one the best on the planet? Bob Weir is a
excellent role model, excellent guitarist, excellent
coordinator and facilitates some of the most excellent
up and coming musicians! If you think you are spot-on
in your description of Bob by stating "Poor Bob" you
are definitely mistaken and know nearly nothing of the
amazing person he is. How foolish of you to claim to be
in the know and really know nothing. It's rubbish you
say...as there will never be a day "Poor Bob" will ever
prevail truth. Bob is one of the best individuals on the
planet and beyond. It's an unchangeable fact, no if
or ands about it. That is equally true for Ken; I am
not even going to argue it. He was (is) a phenomenal
If you think your doing the world or this site a favor by
expressing your often negative and hurtful comments;
think again. Your joy and love is where it's at not the
darkness. Heal yourself woman, you are loved. Stop
dragging the wicked around like a child with a little red
wagon. The Grateful Dead and Family have been generations
of lovingkindness; the best love of the highest measure.
It's unfortunate our current generation has fallen victim
to believing ridicule, belittling, sarcasm and hate talk are
somehow the way to live and communicate, much like
what you are up to. "Ain't no time to hate???"
Well, I am glad to discuss this and will follow up and make
- disappear soon. However, it is good to exchange words
with you as I better know who you are and how you are
thinking about things. All the best to you as I wouldn't want
you to delve into anything that is hurtful as we do hurt ourselves
when we hurt others. Many are addicted to the pain, hope you
don't spend too much time there. Be happy, it rocks!
to read what was edited out of my original post drop me a PM.