My take is that they need wider distribution (ie: revenue) to fund TRI. They also need more performances.
Bob is not the best spokesman...
yes, once again Bob must take a back seat when being compared to his lifelong partner and his "well-spoken"-ness.vwjodyme wrote:Not sure if you guys caught this yesterday.
Very well put, ebick! You crack me up Oh Bobby! Gotta love him, though!ebick wrote:yes, once again Bob must take a back seat when being compared to his lifelong partner and his "well-spoken"-ness.vwjodyme wrote:Not sure if you guys caught this yesterday.
He was certainly clear and spoke intelligent and well-thought out thoughts, it was just like pulling teeth to get them to come out of his mouth......You'd think that he'd done the "why are you doing it"/"why'd you do it" schtick some many times now that it would just flow out.......but apparently not without a guitar in his hands.
yeah, that makes sense.....one might think that the comment one guy made about wanting to be the next Furthur drummer, and the other guy saying he was a fan (whether they were sincere or not) might have been attempts to put him at ease. I've heard Bob speak......better.....much better, although still never as fluidly as Jer. I wanted to say that it almost seemed like he was.......on drugs. lol.playingdead wrote:Steve Liesman's an old friend of mine. I asked him about it last night (he knows Weir fairly well) and he said that Bobby was as sharp as a tack in the green room right before the interview but when the lights and cameras went on, he thinks he just got nervous. TV cameras can do funny things to people, even rock stars who have been filmed before. I sat in on Steve's interview with him a couple years ago and Bobby was totally relaxed. It may have felt different to him this time because the last interview was basically shooting the s--- with Steve in broad generalities, and this was more specific and news-based. I can tell you from experience as a journalist that if you get a little hung up on one question, it doesn't tend to get any better moving forward.
Its his delivery that is off putting for people that don't know him or are not used to hearing him speak. The Flying Saucer line was a good line, but if you are hearing him for the first time you are totally confused by his delivery and don't know what is a joke and not. That is not unique to just his on camera manner.jester536 wrote:Right now I find myself writing a speech I have to give for ...this thing...and I agonize over it...it's hard to look relaxed in a public speaking situation...and I'm a teacher for God's sake!!! I do it all the time...and I perform in a band...but there is something different about the podium and the large crowd...and I'm sure it's a hell of a lot different when someone is saying "lights, camera, action!" I wished it were smoother...but I ain't gonna give him a hard time about it. Nothing like delivering that line about a space ship and nobody even chuckles...that'll throw you off your game right from the get-go.