But I'm getting my popcorn out to watch this discussion unfold.....
: "This turmoil reminds me of when Bob
: Haworth got dropped, in favor of bringing
: Rick over from the Limeliters. And he really
: did get dropped. I don't know how many
: remember, but even Alex Hassilev jumped on
: this board with both feet about that one.
: And Bob scolded the rest of as just fans,
: and he knows how to run his business and we
: Folks that's Daves quote from a previous
: post that got me thinking about a few of
: things. I'll list them for you to
: "ponder" than scoot out of here
: and wait for the dust to settle.
: 1. Posters are looking for almost anyone to
: blame for the demise of GBR, fingers and
: tongues keep pointing to one
: Mr. Mike Marvin & Mr. Josh Reynolds.
: Some even blame Bob Shane. Please take the
: following into consideration as only
: "theory". My "out of the
: box" theory, is mixed with actual fact
: as well.
: 2. When Bobby Haworth got the axe, he was
: blindsided by Bill Zorn & George Grove,
: who brought in Rick D.
: the out of work Limeliter. Haworth, was
: completely blindsided by this move, as both
: Zorn & Grove went to Bob behind Bobbys
: back to get him out of the TRIO. How do I
: know this? I know because I was told this.
: Bad shit happens to good people.
: 3. Now, a comment was made on the "St
: Petersburg" thread about
: "RAP" & "HIP HOP"
: music. I don't know or care who made the
: remark, it's irrelevant. But recall the
: "retooled" Limeliters with Bill
: & Rick doing some ridiculous "folk
: hip hop" thing...dumb! Poor Lou would
: roll over in is grave either laughing of
: pleading... S T O P and have some Madera
: 4. So, now you have a behind the scenes
: Arizona "puppet master" (ZORN)
: feeding Bob all kinds of crap to get Rick
: into the band. Say what you will about his
: skills vocally, and musically, but at each
: show I looked at Ricks face and it reminded
: me of someone who was terribly constipated!!
: Great operatic voice maybe, but
: "painfully expressionless".
: Don't kill the messenger.
: 5. I respect & love George Grove, 41
: years of TRIO love. WOW! But if he helped
: sell Haworth down the river...bad juju will
: come back to bite you man. Did he give Bobby
: H. any notice or advice of what was coming?
: Don't think so.
: 6. Same for Bill, talented beyond words.
: However, living so close to Bob, who now has
: "good days and bad days", who
: knows what's (what was) being said to the
: man? Bob Shane is a "brother" to
: me. He should be left out of all this mess.
: If he made a bad call, "OH WELL"!!
: That's just the way the bounced that day.
: He's getting old folks. You don't know what
: it's like in his brain. And I say that with
: respect to all those with Dementia &
: other debilitating memory diseases.
: Who the fu$k knows what went down KINGSTON
: LANE. Better, who cares.
: 7. There's a new sheriff in town folks, like
: it or NOT.. it's Mike, Tim & Josh...and,
: like Bob told me one night, he plans to live
: to be 100!!! Hope to GOD he makes it. Hope I
: make it to tomorrow!
: And, when TMJ get to San Antonio in
: November, I'll be there to support what is
: "THE KINGSTON TRIO"!
: Hell, I let Mike play the D28 Shane gave me
: if he wants to!
: 8. Last thought... anybody wonder if there
: was this much vitriol when Johnny Stewart
: joined the band? I think NOT!
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