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Joined: Oct 6 2008
happy birthday Bob

Thats for the great show monday
see you 11-11

Jam on

skenisahen's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
Happy Birthday!

Yo, Bob Weir! Happy Birthday to my favorite guitar player! Keep rockin'!

| Wait until the veil is shredded, then reveal it |

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Joined: Jun 12 2007
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Bobby.
Thanks for a great show on Monday night here in Happy Valley!

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
hey ace

happy birthday bob

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Joined: Oct 23 2007
Happy Birthday Bobby ~

Gonna put on your Cutoffs for Old Time's Sake ??


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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Happy Birthday Bobby!!!!

And thanks for the present you gave us on monday!!!

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Hey Bob!


Joined: Jun 21 2007
'''' KEEP TRUCKIN BOBBY'''!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

''' HAPPY BIRTHDAY''' !!!!!

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Joined: Jun 4 2007

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!!????

( -; yuk yuk yuk.


Joined: Jun 4 2007
There is NO ONE

that plays rhythm like Bobby. He IS totally unique and I echo your sentiment, pk, "he is the best rhythm player I have ever heard, by far." No doubt.
Shimmering, harmonic, subtle, and vital that he elevates the remarkable ensemble playing of the band. (unintentional dead reference but recognized as soon I typed it ;o} ).


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