Happened to seel Phil at Slims, also known as the Benefit for Darfur. Sponsored by a Marin high school, it was a long wait to see Phil, but worth it. He didn't go on until 11:00 and played for almost an hour. Highpoints for me was seeing Phil play while Graham did the vocals on Eyes and Brian on Back in the U.S.S.R.
Most important of all, Phil looked to be in fine health. It was good to see him back, even surrounded by a lot of high school kids. Hope for a regular P&F tour.
That a boy Ronald B!!
So how are phil'd kids' vocals and instrumental chops? Just wondering.
Are there any tapes of this show kickin around?
what a great show! this benefit – “rock to relief ii” - was organized by the kids from the branson school, a private high school in marin county, to benefit folks in darfur, which is in africa. well-know people send their kids to the branson school. after seeing this show, i hope to send my daughter there as well. she's only 3 so i have time to save up. anyhow this was a very warm show with great musical talent, not just phil, namely some very talented kids from the school (OK, i don't remember their names), as well as local rockers megan slankard, rich price and the foundation, and jeff symonds, who is the branson high school music teacher. all i can say about jeff is that i wish every kid in america had him as a music teacher -- he rocked every instrument on stage, and can sing, and had fun, and was enthusiastic and not uncool. kudos to the whole bunch for pulling off a great music benefit. i really appreciated it. and, as an old deadhead who is now a father myself, it was a real pleasure to see phil making music with his kids, and to see that the next generation loves music and is socially conscious -- always a great combo. Keep up the good work guys!
>i have time to save up.
at $28.4K/year (current branson school tuition) that's quite the veggie burrito bank