Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!
You summed it up very well. I love the music in all its forms. Just hope it keeps on in one form or another!
Despite whatever context Bob said whatever about Bill/Mick, there has always been different currents among members of the band that have been, on the whole, healthy.
My feeling these days is that the Rhythm Devils/7 are going to be more original, while Phil & Bob have chosen to go "Golden Oldies".
Despite my labels here I just want to say I love it all and the fact we still have such a vibrant scene to choose from. It's nice to see all the boys playing such appropriate venues too.
~ meet you at the jubilee ~
That was Scottishlass & GratefulTwinz going to Lowell.
I'll be truckin up (or down, depending how you look at it) to Buffalo and Rochester. Gotta head south of the border to go FURTHUR>>>>>
It'd be nice to dance with you though!
Did you say you were going to Lowell?
I agree, it's most likely out of context, and Bobby does have the unfortunate foot-in-mouth gene...it just sets me off whenever I see tension like that between any of the boys. I guess after forty-plus years that's all you can really expect.
I stopped purchasing that paper many years ago cuz of all the ad filler and same old tired coverage. But I also appreciate news of Furthur. Thanks for the tip. Sounds like an unfortunate interview! I am such a fan of the drummers, I can't help but feel sympathetic to their cause. I also love Phil and appreciate Bobby, so I'll keep on coming out as long as they keep playing. Boy do I wish the Rhythm Devils were playing anywhere near me, though! (Ontario, Canada)
I couldn't find the article online, sorry. I read it in the old-fashioned paper version of the magazine. It was just a one-pager, but I'm always excited on the rare occasions they print something about a band I actually care about!
I guess one of the downsides of fame and fortune is that when you do have a squabble or harsh words, it becomes media fodder. When I do put my foot in my mouth, I get to do so in relative privacy :)
Couldn't agree more that John is way more than a Jerry clone. He is bringing his own ideas to the music. The Rolling stone comments don't sound the greatest but I agree that they're probably taken somewhat out of context. Bob is entitled to his opinion regardless. He's done a hell of a lot to keep the music going over the years and we should cut him a little slack!
We're (weir?...heehee) STILL grieving, but i do not think of John as a Jerry clone.....listen closley and you'll realize he is complimenting Jerry, and yet playing far different than him. By putting his own interpretation in the tunes he is continuing the journey.......and mebbe Bob's current foot in mouth affliction will help the shower will dissipate, not that the cookie duster isn't working, of course. Those capri's (clamdiggers?) might be making it easier to chew.
Weir's proclivity for foot-in-mouth disease is not news at this point, and I'm sure Billy and Mickey have heard worse.
And, of course, Rolling Stone lives to extract such statements and exploit them.