Still Takin it Weirder wrote:
Really good article, I knew most of the info but damn... is Rob Eaton bitter!
Eaton and the others in D.S.O., though professedly happier playing with Mattson, are also bitter over Kadlecik’s departure. “I haven’t gone to see Furthur,” Eaton said. “It’s like going to see your ex-girlfriend fucking your best friend.” Eaton, who is fifty-one and grew up in Vermont, treats the band (or its remnants) that has given him a living, a body of work, a style, and some measure of transcendence as a kind of adversary. “If you want to get off, you come see us,” he said. “We have a bigger repertoire than the Dead ever had, at any one time.” They have the whole career in rotation. “We’re showing the kids what it was like.”
Someone has a lil ego problem just sayin.
i know nothing about Rob Eaton and almost nothing about DSO... but yes, based on that quote he comes across as very bitter. to tout your GD cover band by saying that you have a bigger repertior than the GD ever had and claim that you're showing the kids what it was like is in very bad taste. Rob might want to wait until all the original members of the GD leave this earth to start talking smack like that.
i've just been given one more reason not to go see DSO. i've never seen them and won't be buying tickets anytime soon.