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tough love

I'm not accusing the band of anything, that was rhetorical, I just got the U.S. Blues and I guess I can't stand that song. The last time I saw em play it was in 04 and it depressed me so much I walked out of the show. Bobby and the band have been real nice not playing it at the shows I'm at I'm sorry to have been a little negative as they just finished an awesome tour.
But too late to take it back! :(

If this was love then how would I know?

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
starsleeper - you are right

you don't get it

Friend of the Devil is a fictional song. What does that have to do with the current murder of a child?

Much great art whether novels, poetry, paintings, music portrays the dark side. It isn't all light and peace and love.

I guess in your world I wouldn't be listening to the blues or reading the beats.

The outlaw tradition is huge in American History and in the American arts and entertainment. Especially that of the west.

Your association of this song with a current event has no thread and the accusations you make towards the band are just pure bullshit and meanhearted. Saying have a nice day at the end of ranting against the band like this rings pretty shallow and two faced.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Joined: Mar 12 2008
I just don't get it...

Saw Bobby and the boys had a fine tour and played Friend of the Devil twice in seven nights!Didn't see any of the reviewers say how much they enjoyed that one. I wonder how the Persuasions, a group with a strong gospel background, felt about it. The last show they played it was a couple days after the national news ran the story of the sweet little seven year old girl who was kidnapped, murdered, and found dead at the dump. Do you guys approve of that sort of thing? Are child murderers your friend? That's what that song says. Maybe they're just fine musicians but not very bright. When you sing "without love in the dream it'll never come true" do you mean it? Have a nice day! :)

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Joined: Jan 11 2009
GOOD TIMES:)

EXCELLENT shows:):):) Good times were had by all:):):)
Thanks for makin it happen Bobby:):):)
Peace-
Moye

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
So much fun!!

Bob's birthday bash was a blast!
I loved his Indian chief party hat too!! :)
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Happy Birthday Bobby!!!! xoxox

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Joined: Oct 5 2007
Happy birthday Bob, good

Happy birthday Bob, good health and positive energy for the year. Ill be at the shows Monday, friday, saturday.. lucky to live in the new york area.. So what do you think is cooking with Bob &ratdog.. strange lil mini tour just philly and nyc..We saw the scaring the children show last week in bkln. nice treat. So.is Bobby working on a project here on the east coast? new album/video?.. he looks in good shape,has that ole smile back and is in good voice.Dont think health is an issue... just unusual he has not taken ratdog out on a long tour..any info/rumors...but most of all... happy 62 Bobby..

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Joined: Jul 20 2007
Happy Birthday Bobby!!

I will be at your party in Philly!! Tower theater tonight and Saturday!!
Yipeee!
The music never stopped!!
Love you Bob Weir! xoxox

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Ratdog

seen the dog twice in north Fl.. will be uploading several shots from front center.

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Joined: Sep 17 2009
Friday 10/16 show (Bob's B-day)

Hey all, anyone going to this show at the tower theater? Looking to meet some cool heads to go with. PM me if ya need a ride..and live around the area.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Ratdog Tower show tix for trade

I have one Friday and one Saturday ticket for the Ratdog Tower shows, Row DDD for both nights (that is fourth row), looking to trade for a ticket for Thursday and Friday Beacon around the same row or close, PM me!!

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