A very happy birthday, Bobby Weir. Thank you SO much for one of the best shows I've seen in years, this past Monday night. It was wonderful to see you with the ol' boys again. Your playing was STELLAR.
I don't know if you'll read this, but me & MY boys would like to invite YOU & YOUR boys (RatDog) out to OUR show (our annual HALLOWEEN show - the theme is come as a character from a GD song!), directly after YOUR show in Pittsburgh on 11/1. We're bringing extra amps, just in case!!! Mark Karan already emailed our friend (who's sitting in w/ us for the night) and said that you'd probably be heading right out to Richmond - BUT your Richmond show isn't until 11/3!! SO, come on out & have some fun w/ theCAUSE!!! We'd be more than honored.
In any case, you are one of my favorite guitar players that ever there was and I wish you peaceful, loving wishes on your birthday, Ace.
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
Thats for the great show monday
see you 11-11
Yo, Bob Weir! Happy Birthday to my favorite guitar player! Keep rockin'!
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Happy Birthday, Bobby.
Thanks for a great show on Monday night here in Happy Valley!
happy birthday bob
Gonna put on your Cutoffs for Old Time's Sake ??
And thanks for the present you gave us on monday!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
''' HAPPY BIRTHDAY''' !!!!!
I totally agree that Weir has, always had, a tru;ly unique playing style. (Didn't all of the boys?)
Weir would strike those cords with remarkable altruism, giving everybody else the space to move around and create wonderful sounds. In my foolish youth, I used to think Weir was a bit of a hack, (forgive me Father, for I have sinned) but as I've grown up I've come to appreciate him more and more.
5 fingers from one hand, as Phil would say. Truly remarkable.
If you look at the opening licks of China Cat, as just one example, isn't Bobby playing lead??
In the dueling slides of some CC Rider's or other blues tunes, similarilry, Weir is lead; Garcia and Weir together were simply fan-fucking-tastic. So, I would no more chategorize Weir as a 'rhythm' guitarist any more than I would simply categorize the GD as a rock n' roll band.
Since the boys played so many genres of music, blues, rock, cowboy tunes, country tunes, experimental jams, etc. etc it is simply impossible to categorize any of it.
jalepeno peppers mixed with cayene, mixed with chilli, with a touch of taragon thrown in for good measure.
the acoustic grateful dead stuff is also totally enlightening; opening up new visions of reason in a lovely blend of sound. man, let's all remember the gd went 'unplugged' so long before Clapton, (no disrespect to the 'slow hand' intended) it is almost laughable that people thought Clapton's album was seminal.
Seminal?? Cum on cc! what kind of double entendre is that!!????
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