Bob Weir has taken on a lot of roles in his storied career, contributing timeless classics to the Grateful Dead canon on a routine basis. However, one thing the guitarist has never been too keen on is memorizing his lines. Sure, Weir likes to sing a lot of folk tunes with countless verses full of lyrics, but he’s also amassed the reputation of forgetting a lyric or two on occasion. It’s more endearing to Deadheads than anything else.So, when Safeway recruited Weir for a commercial, they wanted to make sure he didn’t misspeak. The teleprompter is in full force during Weir’s appearance, as he reads a bit about the supermarket’s charity drive to feed the hungry. It’s awkward and perfect and everything we’d hope for in a Safeway commercial from 1988 featuring Bob Weir.Watch the magic below, thanks to CoolOldVideos:Don’t forget to donate your extra can of food to Rainbow Records!
Tonight is the final episode of Coaches Corner for this school year. We will be on at our usual time of 5:45 p.m. from Ison’s Pizza. Cecil and his staff have done a great job transforming his back room into a sports haven where Coaches Corner is held.I want to thank all of the coaches who took their time to make this a great year. We would also like to thank WRBI and their sports staff. Caz is always there to tape a guest who cannot come in the evening. John and Amanda are back at the station and keep us on the air. Also, I want to thank our sponsors and all of you who listen to us each week. Thanks for being faithful listeners, and I always appreciate your thoughtful comments about the show.We will be returning in mid-August. Enjoy your spring and summer!