: I'm sorry, but why would GBR put themselves in that position again?
: I would trust my intuition this time and say, Bob and his wife had to make a
: decision as what to do with the Kingston Trio business and rather than have Bobbi
: Shane pay out the checks, etc, for the duration of her life, they decided to lease
: the name and simply collect an amount sufficient to see them through their days.
: What happens to the corporate Kingston Trio after that is probably a matter of
: purchase. Shane's kids probably have few positive attachments, neither do Guard's
: or Stewart's. Who does? Josh Reynolds. Maybe Josh can keep the positive energy
: alive? Now the Josh Trio isn't polished, but it sounds like every college pick-up
: group that extended from the original Trio, and he has the genetics...
: George, for all his loyalty and professional skill (he's the best musician in any of
: the REAL Trios) wound up regarded as an employee of The Kingston Trio Corporation.
: Gee, so did John Stewart, who was always kept hanging on a thread by Frank and Bob.
: As die-hard fans, camp attendees, breakfast audiences, co-singers, wearers of the
: tee shirts, you guys have regarded yourself as Kingston Trio family. No you
: weren't. You were a paying audience.
: These are the cold, hard, facts of the matter. Bob did a job and he went home. Now
: he's exiting the business. Time for die-hards to exit the fantasy.
As an "occasional" poster here, well thought out. I try to read, and make sense out of everyone's
opinion on this subject... WHY? I don't know. It's just interesting to see the the back and forth between folks who "cherish" the same memories. All things in life "as we know it", have an end. There are times we need to just "let go" of people, places and things.
It was called "Fantasy Camp" because that what it was! (if you could afford it)... it was set up originally as a money maker for John and Nick, until Bob & Bobbi took it over as a "business" venture.
How many times have you heard Bob say these very words..."I majored in business"!!
After all my years in broadcasting, your "last show"... may have been your "last show" on whatever station. Then on to the next city & job. All I'm saying is... it's a "done deal"! I have my songs on my computer of past Trios, and yes, I would go see see the "new" boys... just for the memories and hearing three guys sing and laugh. No harm, no foul.
I find your response here to be the most "sane" slice of Trio pie I've read in days. Well said & done.