Podcast #60- Conversation With Rob Turner Part 2
Rob and I return with the second part of our conversation & Rob’s song selection.
We welcome back after listening to the tail end of Jack Straw from playing on October 20, 1983- and move down the line for more tours and shows. Rob sent me lists of 8 shows- and 2 special bonus stories- one with vey elusive music to find – many thanks to David Gans & Tales from the Golden Road to share!
We paired it into 2 shows, 4/7/87 and 7/17/89 and 2 additional stories and music where Rob brings us a little closer to Bob Weir. 3 hours of chatting in MA afternoon before a pending snow storm we- could not have been in a more cozy and warm atmosphere for sharing stories and talking music on his friends Doug & Ann Cahill’s couch- many- many THANK YOU’s to Doug and Ann!
While this conversation took place in mid January, because it’s in 2 parts the intro and today’s blog is being made on February 9. Thursday February 8 we lost John Perry Barlow- we are all taking time for gratitude & reflection for all the music- stories – and magic he brought into our world. I read a tribute written by Sean Ono Lennon that was published in the San Francisco Chronical February 8, 2018- it was amazing- to share a portion of his piece ;
“He was a wordsmith and a songsmith, a tech wizard party maniac car mechanic and bona fide lady magnet of incomparable intellect. He was am angel and a double agent, a prophet and pioneer of digital divination, a Master Mason, a Burning Man patron, an internet architect, and political maven, a psychedelic shaman, a counter culture statesman and a hero to great men”
“Fare the well, let your life proceed by its own design- nothing to tell, let the words be yours, I am done with mine”- Cassidy- JPB
As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!
Grateful Dead- Big River, Meadowlands -East Rutherford NJ, July 7, 1987
Grateful Dead -The Music Never Stopped- Alpine Valley Theater , East Troy WI July 17, 1989
Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman – Tennessee Waltz, 1993 Clinton Inauguration, Reunion Hall, Washington DC, January 15, 1993
Ratdog- Throwing Stones- Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton NH, August 9, 1995
*** photo credit and thank you to Jay Blakesberg for beautiful image of JPB and Bob Weir!