Yeah, it was the "Return From Egypt" mini tour with Hamza el Din and all the amazing drummers and everything. It was my life. I been a Deadhead since I was 15, and we've always tried to go to as many shows as possible and, and then when I went to UCLA, the Grateful Dead started coming to us they would play at UCLA a lot. We would go to every sho...
Yeah, it was the "Return From Egypt" mini tour with Hamza el Din and all the amazing drummers and everything. It was my life. I been a Deadhead since I was 15, and we've always tried to go to as many shows as possible and, and then when I went to UCLA, the Grateful Dead started coming to us they would play at UCLA a lot. We would go to every show and, and then I got to know them. Right when I graduated from UCLA, I was so shy. I, I w I, I a lifelong stutterer. It was just an absolute nightmare as a young person to try to move forward and chase my dreams because I couldn't talk; I couldn't communicate; I couldn't express myself. Learning how to speak is my greatest accomplishment and everybody else's worst nightmare. And so now, I get to go to all these shows, and then I met the band in 1974 and it completely changed my life. Nothing was ever the same again. With that same sense of selflessness, that sense of leadership, that same sense of being the person responsible for the outcome, with the team nature, the team concept, to be with the guys and, and that ability to deliver peak performance on command. There's lots of attributes of the champion, but what do you really need? When the ball goes up, when the back beat comes down, when the red light comes on, when the phone rings, you've gotta be able to have it. And that's with John Wooden, that's with Larry Bird and that's with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.RW: Just, I mean the sensationalism. Everybody writes about, oh, this is the blankety blank blank of whatever. It's media, internet everybody wants to write something. But I've lived it. And so that's probably made me more determined to make sure that I'm here when it's over with. But no, I haven't enjoyed it. I used to walk into every press conference and say, hey, there's some good guys in here. Now I walk in with skepticism. I used to talk to everybody, whether it was media or just people, and right now I'm skeptical of everybody in the world. And that's not the way to live your life. And so I have to fight that off all the time, because some people have different roles. And there's a bit of a world out there that like to tear people, or things, down that's made them more evident to me. So it's harmed me in that way, in that I haven't enjoyed people nearly as much as I used to. I haven't enjoyed even, things are going poorly, you're losing or whatever I've never been driven by the fact that, 'I'll show you.' And I'm more driven by that fact now than at any other time.Big Discount 2016 Winter With 100% Quality,Up To 50% Off