when one tried to comprehend the talent of Robert Hunter.
He sees a guy playing a harp in Barcelona, Spain and out comes Tenneessee Jed.
Writes Terrapin in one fell swoop.
Ummm, ok....and thats after all the epic songs on Workingman's and American Beauty.
And as SirX states, he is one hell of a nice guy. The most unpretentious dude ever.
I highly recommend the book "Box of Rain, the collected works of Robert Hunter".
Happy Belated Birthday, Robert.
And thank you for EVERYTHING.
"Let my inspiration flow...."
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
i met him years ago. he was so nice!
Have a good day and thanks for all you have given us
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Happy Birthday Robert,
Thank you for all the words in all the songs of the Dead and the others and the solo work and the books of poetry and translations and for all the smiles and warmth and thought they have brought me. Thank you for coming to the Gorge in 2004 with the Dead and ABB. You sounded good.
May the winds continue to carry your voice.
I raise my glass with the Boys in the Barroom to your good health, happiness and creative flow.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Your words hit this young 18 year old guy at just the right moment in my life. I cannot express how much the lyrics changed my perspective on life. You really didn't turn out a bad one, And I'm forgettin' about Day Job purposely, 'cause I know that one snuck out just to remind us you were human...Seriously, I hope you can take a moment on your 66th birthday and that you, and all of us can reflect on the great cannon of work you gave to us.ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE! How many songwriters would give thier eyeteeth to have written Ripple, Brokedown Palace, Uncle John's Band,Crazy Fingers, Attics of My Life, just to scratch the surface?
Without you, the Grateful Dead was a terrific band. Thanks so much for giving them something to say. Have a great birthday!
Happry Birthday, rh.
many, many more.
thank you ever so much for the words and music.
love and peace.