Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bobby's Back !!

WE all certainly had a little scare the other night seeing Bobby Weir fall down, but, no worries, because he's BACK!! Like I said, he is a bright light in the Dead world, burning that big ole candle for all of US. Furthur played in Atlantic City, NJ this Saturday night - everything looks good. Check out Relix's brief report and video footage of Bobby and the boys. "Make good money $5 a day."

"Bob Weir returned to the stage with Furthur last night in Atlantic City, NJ and by all accounts he was in fine form. Following Thursday night’s show at the Capitol Theatre when he was forced to leave the stage late in the second set, reportedly due to complications associated with medicating a sore shoulder, Weir appeared to the resounding cheers of the audience at Boardwalk Hall. He then took a an active role from start as the show opened with “Jack Straw,” in which he shared vocals. He remained an active presence throughout the night, as if to demonstrate his health and vitality." (Relix Article)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bob Weir Fell Down

"Easy to Slip - Easy to fall" - by now, we have all heard throughout the deadhead community, that Bob Weir fell down on stage during last night's show. Yes, it is true. Bobby fell down while Furthur was playing Unbroken Chain in the 2nd set at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. It was the last night of a multiple run of shows at the famed theatre. Apparently, Bobby was not doing too well from the beginning of the show, however, it was not clear what was up. Sometimes the guys have off nights, but in the 2nd set, as the YouTube video indicates, Bobby starting slumping, getting wobbly, falling into Johnny K and then he hit the ground. He was helped up by stage hands and placed into a chair. Quite frankly, it did not look good. Kinda scary. 

The rumor is that he took some Ambien - a sleeping pill - for a shoulder injury
that happened earlier in the day. Who knows? I just hope he is okay and it is not serious. We may never know what what really happened - the details or facts. It may not be any of our business. Yet, more importantly, he is our guy, our comrade, the rhythm guitar player and singer of so many of the Grateful Dead songs that we all love. He has been keeping the candle burning for a long time, way past Jerry's death in '95. My thoughts and prayers are with Bobby Weir. Get well and stay well brother - Jer Bear

Rolling Stone article.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Cap Theatre shows

Furthur's "One More Saturday Night" kicked off the Grateful Dead band's fifth show at The Capitol Theatre last week and delighted the thousands of fans there to soak up the music on that chilly Saturday night.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

This Must Be Heaven

We are moving ahead "a little bit furthur" on Shakedown Stream™. Our next episode this month continues to stream the theme - Grateful Dead from 1987. We will join up with the boys on the West Coast this coming week. There will also be extra treats - JGB from '87 and Dylan & the Dead from the summer of '87. "This must be Heaven ..."

Shakedown Stream
Tuesday @ 5pm EST
"If not, I'll Cross the Line"

Sunday, April 7, 2013

1987 - We Will Get By!

The year is 1987. The band is the Grateful Dead. The vehicle is Shakedown Stream™. This week we pick up from where we started last week - the Meadowlands, April 1987. We will travel a little bit furthur down the Stream to another time and place - to another venue representing the featured year of 1987. "Touch of Gray" was climbing the top 40 charts; the band was hitting the commercial big time. Other songs like "Black Muddy River," "Push Come to Shove" and "West LA Fadeaway" were being played and played. 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Join us once again for another journey down the Stream. 

Shakedown Stream™
Tuesday @ 5pm EST
We Will Survive
We Will Get By

The Grateful Dead Return to the Garden

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