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Going Furthur...

Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!

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Harsh words to Mr. Weir. Let's not get caught up in that. Kind of wish you read this whole thread first before making that statement. #1 No need to go off on Bobby for saying what he said, I don't think we know the whole story here, I'm sure it wasn't his intention to dis Billy and Mickey. Out of context IMHO. #2 Fake Jerry ~ Like I've mention before, John K. is the real deal and a great musician, highly talented player and singer. Sure he's not Jerry, in fact, like I said before NO ONE can replace him. I'm really glad this band didn't start until 2009 because I can't imagine what kind of crap would be slung if it were in the 90's when we were all still grieving .

This band is NOT the Grateful Dead. It does have the spirit of the Dead and I truly believe Jerry would be smiling right now to know that they are taking this music Furthur.

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New Rolling Stone (RS-1102)

Anyone see the story about Furthur in the new issue of Rolling Stone?

I did, and it really rubbed me the wrong way. Bob is quoted as saying he and Phil started Furthur because they are "way more current" than Mickey and Billy, and they were "going in directions that the other guys just couldn't follow onstage." Bob also said that Jerry would have wanted it this way--Bob and Phil ditching the boys that have been there for them for forty years, just to play with a fucking fake Jerry. Yeah, that's what Jerry would have wanted.

Just goes to show you what Bob is really made of. Go fuck yourself, Weir.

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truckin'?

BOB! When if ever, will you get the words to Truckin' right? just wondering.... didn't you help write it, for the love of Jerry?

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wellllll.....JUST make sure

there are plenty of coookies......

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I Can't Wait for Wannee!

Gonna be interesting thing when we go to Wanee....a bunch of us are gonna meet up and have SO much fun! The cool thing, guess whos playing besides ABB/Govt Mule???? 7 Walkers Featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali then 5 hours later (Friday) Scaring the Children with Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane!!!....I think they will kiss and make up then. We are a family, we do have our squabbles amongst us, but the love is there. Plus, it's Rolling Stone, how many times have they taken things out of context? Bobby does tend to put his foot in his mouth sometimes, but hey like jstraw said, we are all human.

Let's Go Furthur!!!! See you guys in week!

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breaking new ground?

If we're going to compare what is more current in terms of bold, new musical direction... I would have to say that Mickey wins every time. Planet Drum, Mystery Box, sounds of the universe... please! And Bill and Mickey will be touring with Rhythm Devils this summer, which should be all new voodoo...

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They have worked together

For over 45 years. It is understandable that not everyone is on the same page all the time. Think of the people you work with - do you always agree with them? Do they annoy you here and there (or maybe all the time)? Especially after working with them for many years? They are just like us when it comes to the daily grind. It can't always be hugs and flowers there is bound to be disagreements and even hard feelings. Just becasue they are members of the Grateful Dead doesn't mean they are immune from being regular people. Heck really tight family members squabble here and there. It's a normal thing, they are all adults, I doubt Billy and Mickey are going to waste a lot of time sulking and thinking "Bob Weir hurt my feelings".

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Interview

hey Rosa - do you have the link for that interview? Couldn't find it in Rolling Stone's search engine.

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Bertha at Mohegan Sun really

Bertha at Mohegan Sun really blew me away! It's so hard to narrow down a favorites list - top three, five, twelve?? But whatever size the list, Bertha's always one of the top tops for me! I thought the whole show was amazing, with a great set list from start (The Other) to finish (US Blues).
Hey, did any one else read the small Furthur article in Rolling Stone? I have to admit that I was a bit taken aback by Bobby's comments that he and Phil were "boldly pursuing new musical directions onstage, and some of the guys weren't picking up on it. Phil and I are way more current." This was said in reference to Bill & Mickey not being a part of Furthur. I thought that was kind of mean spirited, and not really true. It also seemed like such a slam, that I feel like there's little chance of them ever sharing the stage with Bill & Mickey again. Sigh. I think that these comments were better left unsaid to the media, even if that's what he was thinking.

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