: Thanks to Valerie for posting that link.
: OK. I've more or less kept my mouth shut on
: this whole deal-mostly because I'm just not
: as emotionally invested. Unlike some of you,
: I have no personal relationships with the
: participants-just a fan.
: For me, no Shane, no Kingston Trio. I
: bought the GBR record(can't think of the
: name), and it's pretty good-I enjoyed it-but
: it really had nothing to do with the KT. I
: DO respect their musicianship-they were
: really tight. You can't fault their
: Having said that.......
: Sweet baby Jesus do these new guys suck.
: Singing flat, timing issues, can't sing in
: unison, no blend what so ever. I know a few
: people on this board who are way more
: qualified to perform this stuff. The single
: note guitar lines that George Grove could
: play standing on his head are BUTCHERED in
: this clip(I only made it 10 minutes in,
: BTW). These guys were "THERE",
: but they don't know Ervin Drake wrote
: "It Was A Very Good Year"
: SPECIFICALLY FOR BOB SHANE? Gimme a
: freakin' break.
: I stopped following the KT seriously after I
: attended my last show in '05, and only
: followed peripherally after that. What is
: out there now is a parody. Certainly an
: ignominious end to a 60 year legacy.
: The situation for George, Bill, and Rick
: certainly bites. Bob Shane seems to be in a
: tough spot at a time in his life when he
: should be cruising. I do feel a little weird
: about the personal info on the Shane's being
: disseminated, but that's not my battle to
: fight. I wish things had gone differently
: for all of them, but so goes life.
: Harsh? Perhaps, but Rick said this was the
: place to speak your mind.
: Rant over.
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