why is it a stretch to think that Phil would show up and play bass with Jackie and Bob and Karan? they did it not too long ago at the GAMH, remember? not at all the gigs but a few select shows... a little all-star jam set sorta thing....best chance of any Phil for the summer>early Fall at least...
cheers, oso rojo
naturally, i wouldn't be surprised if Phil popped in and played a few songs or even a whole show with jackie if he happened to be in the area...
I think Phil will do some of his usual fall things, but keeping my ear to the ground, and will advise if anything surfaces.
I've been predicting a P&F / Ratdog summer tour for a while, but once again, proven wrong. Seing Jackie (even without Phil) as an opener for Ratdog is certainly a treat, though.
Now I will start predicting / hoping for a Jackie opening for a P&F, RD NYE gig again like last year... that is, if there ain't a The Dead show for NYE.
maybe, just maybe, Rothberry will be the pivot on the fulcrum to announce some more The Dead shows.
one never knows, do one?
What I remember hearing/reading is he is taking the summer off to spend time with family. I have a feeling we will see our favorite bass player sometime soon after that... As for him playing with Jackie Greene - pretty darn sure that will not happen this summer. That being said, I would love to be proven wrong! :-)
"Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space. It rainbow then exploded, left a bus stop in its place. The bus come by and I got on, thats when it all began. It was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land"
I just saw some people saying it on philzone.com. Probably not true but Phil is either taking a long break this summer and fall or he has something up his sleeve....hopefully!
with Phil, no word as of yet.
but I'll ask around.
Anybody know if there is any truth to Phil playing with Jackie Greene this summer and fall when Jackie opens for Ratdog?
----------------- Original Message -----------------
To: Phil Lesh
Date: Apr 26, 2009 10:12 AM
Subject: You made us donate....
Hi Phil. I was at MSG last night... keep thinking that someone should send the FDNY over there cuz WE BURNED THAT PLACE DOWN. Thanks for that.
Three weeks ago today I lost my father to a heart attack. Craig Bear was 60 years old. He was a small town American who loved his family, his dogs, his corvette and helped anyone who asked for it. He was funny, loveable and the best friend and father I could have ever asked for.
Last fall I was in NYC for the opening night of the Phil A Thon. I'm a fan from long ago - but had put away my dancin shoes for a while to raise my daughter... so I was invited to visit NYC and see your smiling face. :)
When I returned home, I was sharing my experiences with my family, and on your advice, turned to my father and mother and said: Would you like to be organ donor's when you die?
Three weeks ago, at the hospital after learning of my father's death, my Mother, Sister and Brother and I made note of the conversation I had with my Dad, and signed the papers to donate whatever organs could be used.
Because my dad had recently survived cancer, the donor banks couldn't take any internal organs, but they could use his corneas. My mother received a letter a week ago stating that the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin was able to successfully transplant Pop's corneas for two different people.
Thank you for the music, for the inspiration to carry on, and for spreading your message every time you play. Because of you, the two recipients of my dad's cornea's will live on to see their children's faces, to watch a sunrise, to take a walk without escort or assistance....
I lost so much with Dad's death, but the comfort of knowing the impact he had on someone else's life is staggering.
Thank you, again. I'll be seeing you soon... look out in the crowd at the next show... I'll be the one dancing in a tye dye.
Deadhead, Phil Fan, Friend, Daughter, Future Organ Donor.
PHIL!!!!!! bring back warren, jimmy and rob PLEEEEASEEEE!!!!!!!!!
after the 3 shows i saw (nokia 07, jones beach 08 and vibes 08....vibes, by the way was the worst of the 3 i saw, jones the best, and that was even a lame show)
i am on phil strike. jackie green is right out of the brady bunch and his playing along with the other guy is uninspirational...rancid even. and the person on the keyboard sounds like a girl. in fact i had a lot of people ask me who the girl on the keys was. i had no idea, still dont know and dont care.
sry for a negative response but if the dead switched up their players every few years, say traded garcia off and picked up steve miller, would they be who they were?
comon phil, send the kiddies on their way and bring back the professional musicinas who KNOW and LOVE the music.
I am inserting a letter I sent to the Unbroken Chain Foundation...
Dear Phil Lesh and Friends, December 3, 2008
I am writing to the Unbroken Chain Foundation on behalf of the Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank (CNYETB) located in Syracuse, New York. Earlier this year I was working at a display table at Crouse Hospital here in Syracuse, promoting awareness about organ, tissue, and eye donation; a nurse (wish I had her name so I could thank her) approached the table and proceeded to tell me that “Phil Lesh promotes organ donation at his concerts”. Later that day I did a search online and learned more about your story and the fundraising foundation. At that time I was in the middle of organizing and planning the promotional items and staff required for our display booth at the New York State Fair; as you can imagine, this display is a costly venture for a not-for-profit agency.
This is where I could use your help…our executive director has considered not having a booth at the NYS Fair in 2009 because of the financial strain it puts on our agency. As the Hospital and Community Relations Coordinator for CNYETB I am asking for support from the Unbroken Chain Foundation. We would be honored if “Phil Lesh and Friends” could have a fundraising concert to help us raise the money we need for the display booth at the 2009 NYS Fair. We have an agreement with the Oncenter event complex, which would provide an adequate venue for your group.
I have enclosed a picture of our display booth at the fair; the pictures on the background are pictures of local recipients and donors. Some donor family members come to our booth every year just to see their loved ones picture. Of course, this is not the only reason we have our display, we are there to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and eye donation for those who are unaware/uneducated about the subject. It would be a shame and a disgrace if we were unable to provide this much needed resource because of financial reasons. Please visit our website www.cnyetb.org for more information about our agency and feel free to call me with any questions.
Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank