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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#241672 1 year, 1 month ago
MushroomMan wrote:
Weir Here #11

El Paso - Weir/Wilson from last week

Live - Jason Crosby solo acoustic
Lazy River Road
It's Strange (?)

Shana Morrison joins, Jason on Keys
Get It While You Can
Broken Heart Is Better (?)
Scarlet Begonias

story time with Bob Weir via TV, Steve Parish, Bill Thompson and Herbie Herbert

from last week
Cassidy - Weir/Wilson/Crosby
Mission In the Rain - Weir/Wilson


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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#241690 1 year, 1 month ago
That was pretty cool that they had Bob there via Skype, I wasn't expecting that. Once again, better living through modern technology!
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242286 1 year, 1 month ago
Nice write up in the Marin Independent Journal www.marinij.com/rss/ci_22685598?source=rss

MOVE OVER David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir has a new talk show.

The singer-guitarist is settling in as the Wednesday night host of "Weir Here," a brand new talk-variety webcast from his TRI Studios in San Rafael.

It begins at 5:30 p.m. (8:30 EST), give or take a half hour or so, online at www.tristudios.com and goes on for an hour and a half or two hours or however long it goes on. "Weir Here," the title inspired by the star's voicemail message, boasts guests that those other guys would have on their programs in a New York minute.

One recent evening, Weir jammed with his Mill


Steve Parish relaxes in the foyer of the TRI Studios before the live webcast "Weir Here" that featured music, stories and viewer questions with Bob Weir in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013.(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
Valley neighbor, Sammy Hagar, former Talking Head Jerry Harrison and Willie's kid, Lukas Nelson.
Then they put down their instruments and participated in a panel discussion on patronage versus sponsorship, with representatives from Red Bull, Dolby, Microsoft, Pandora and BMI.

Last Wednesday's show featured Weir with the up-and coming-singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson and the Juilliard-trained violinist Jason Crosby, a sensational newcomer on the Marin music scene. It was a promo for an upcoming tour by Weir and Wilson.

The show, which began as an online attempt to lift the spirits of East Coast Deadheads slammed by Hurricane Sandy, is streamed live on the Internet, where it is watched by an average weekly audience of about

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40,000, according to TRI's CEO Chris McCutcheon, who produces the show.
"It's free Wednesday night entertainment," he says. "Bob has always wanted to have his own show, and now he has it. Just for fun, Phil (Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh) turned on his live stream at Terrapin Crossroads for a half hour during rehearsal last week. Now we're streaming out of Sweetwater. It's all free. It's a good time to be a Deadhead."

"Weir Here" follows a loose format of music and conversation. Between musical sets in the TRI's uber-high-tech Constellation system studio, Weir and Jerry Garcia's legendary roadie, Steve Parish, plop down on a funky leather coach and take questions from viewers that they read off a large video monitor of Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Each week features a different topic. A recent week was "cities," cities where band members were arrested, where fans broke down the fences, other notable events. Last week viewers were asked to send in questions about the Grateful Dead's 1978 trip to Egypt and the three "Rocking the Cradle" concerts they played in the shadow of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, the last during a full lunar eclipse.

"This is a deep, deep subject," Parish said. "We have a lot of


Bob Weir, left, and Jonathan Wilson work out some details moments before going live on TRI Studios webcast "Weir Here" in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013.(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
questions about camels."
The first question was whether the Dead took their own sound system to Egypt.

"We couldn't take our system, but we still brought over 70 tons of our own equipment," Parish answered.

"Seventy tons?" Weir said, incredulous.

"When we watched the Egyptians unloading our gear, they flopped our equipment up and down the ramp end over end," Parish continued. "We had to show them there were wheels on our cases. It reminded us of how they built the pyramids."

Weir went on to tell a story about how he and Garcia, walking home in the dark from a dinner of barely cooked goat with local dignitaries, warded off a pack of hungry jackals by throwing rocks at them.

"I have a pretty good arm," Weir allowed. "Always have."

The Grateful Dead were never a band that incorporated a lot of showbiz glitz into their concerts, a tradition that Weir continues with his webcast. For last week's show, he wore a gray T-shirt and khaki pants, neutral colors that make him look like a ghost on camera.

"You're not wearing that on TV, are you?" McCutcheon asked.

Weir answered by kicking off his Birkenstock sandals and doing the show barefoot.

A fine example of shabby hippie chic, the "Weir Here" set includes a coffee table covered with an Indian bedspread, Oriental carpets, a silver Grateful Dead road case and a stuffed cat with a ball and chain around its paw.

Just as he was about to go on, Weir excused himself and trundled


TRI Studios during the live webcast "Weir Here" with Steve Parish, left, Bob Weir and Jonathan Wilson, center right, along with camera men and crew in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Bob Weir took breaks from playing music to sit down with Steve Parish to tell stories about the Grateful Dead's Egypt concerts and answer viewer questions.(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
off to the restroom.
"This is going to be a long show," he said as he disappeared down the hall.

"This is what turns a producer's hair gray," McCutcheon muttered under his breath, smiling at the wonderful absurdity of it all.

When Weir is on the road, the show will bring in guest hosts, just like the network stars do. His songwriting partner, John Perry Barlow, does an occasional segment called "What's Buggin' Barlow," a kind of Lewis Black rant.

Already, name musicians are calling to see it they can get on for guest appearances, McCutcheon noted.

"We have some comedian friends, and eventually we'll get into doing comedy sketches," he said.

They aren't keen on getting sponsors who might insist on more traditional professionalism, which would be antithetical to everything the Grateful Dead have always stood for.

"We want to keep it as loose as possible," McCutcheon said. "There's no holds barred in telling every 'remember when' story that there ever was. We've got a lot of things planned. This show is here to stay."
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242304 1 year, 1 month ago
^ ^ ^ ^ Excellent article! Thanks for sharing. Here's a few photoe from the article:



Bob Weir, right, and Steve Parish during TRI Studios live "Weir Here"
webcast conversation segment in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Bob Weir took breaks from playing music to sit down with Steve Parish
tell stories about the Grateful Dead's Egypt concerts along with answering viewer questions.
(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore James Cacciatore
Thank You Jerry
Last Edit: 1 year, 1 month ago by Sustainabill.
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242305 1 year, 1 month ago


Bob Weir, right, and Steve Parish during TRI Studios live "Weir Here" webcast
conversation segment in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Bob Weir took breaks from playing music to sit down with Steve Parish
and tell stories about the Grateful Dead's Egypt concerts along with
answering viewer questions which appeared on the big screen at left.
(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242306 1 year, 1 month ago


Steve Parish relaxes in the foyer of the TRI Studios before the live webcast "Weir Here"
that featured music, stories and viewer questions with Bob Weir in San Rafael, Calif.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013.(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242307 1 year, 1 month ago


Bob Weir, left, and Jonathan Wilson work out some details
moments before going live on TRI Studios webcast "Weir Here"
in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242308 1 year, 1 month ago


TRI Studios during the live webcast "Weir Here" with Steve Parish, left,
Bob Weir and Jonathan Wilson, center right, along with camera men
and crew in San Rafael, Calif. Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Bob Weir
took breaks from playing music to sit down with Steve Parish to tell
stories about the Grateful Dead's Egypt concerts and answer viewer
.(Special to the IJ/James Cacciatore) James Cacciatore
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242330 1 year, 1 month ago
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Availability:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Showtime:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:30pm
Tell us your favorite song, story or moment from Weir Here. It might end up on this week's episode! This Wednesday, March 6 we will air all your favorite (or missed) moments! Tweet us #WeirHere

Also, please send us photos of you viewing Weir Here. Post them to our wall on Facebook!
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#242934 1 year, 1 month ago


Availability: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Showtime: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:30pm

Tell us your favorite song, story or moment from Weir Here.
It might end up on this week's episode!
This Wednesday, March 6 we will air all your favorite (or missed) moments!
Tweet us #WeirHere

Also, please send us photos of you viewing Weir Here.
Post them to our wall on Facebook!
Thank You Jerry
Last Edit: 1 year, 1 month ago by Sustainabill.
FurthurFlower67
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#243419 1 year, 1 month ago
Reminder to tonight!

I wonder if this is all going to be recorded footage or if Bobby will be there live!
Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Weir Wednesdays!!!

#243499 1 year, 1 month ago
This is going to be FUN!
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