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spring mountain high
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191645 1 year, 11 months ago
shakedown71 wrote:
i recorded the show last night. sounds great. i haven't posted it yet, not sure when i can get to it. would love to share it. let me know how you would like to get it.


would love to hear this...PM sent
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spring mountain high
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191647 1 year, 11 months ago
wlewis wrote:
warning: if you don't like what i have to say, ignore it

i thought this show was subpar at absolute best, the night before in hershey being even worse (for weir). this format is not the problem. i actually love bob weir, and i love whatever endeavor he wants to fuck around with, especially if it's him solo acoustic. only thing: HE NEEDS TO PRACTICE. a few songs sound great but the rest is garbage. he opens the sets strong but then falls apart. TMNS and minglewood was cool, what was that little thing in the middle of TMNS, anyone know? he busts out esau only to really be one of the biggest embarrassments of the night. he consistently played the wrong chords during the shadowboxing the apocylpse line, totally botched the bridge, and couldn't remember the lyrics, after telling us he got it just right after all this time. artificial flowers was a great surprise. the WRS was an awesome choice but man, if you can't play that prelude, what's the fuckin' point?

2nd set was better but still lots of holes and mistakes. phil and furthur make bob sounds 1 zillion times better. this stuff just makes me miss furthur, big time. although, with furthur, we don't get things like "easy to slip". in all, it's worth seeing at least once for novelty but now after a 3rd attempt, i don't foresee myself spending money to go see that stuff again. i said that last time too, LOL.


bob, please practice this stuff if you want to charge enormous amounts of money and try playing venues furthur was selling out.


can totally see where you're coming from, hence my 'warts and all' comment, but I'd seen enough snippets that I knew much better than to expect a polished performance...to me this format is more like a casual night of weir strumming on the back porch, which i thought was really interesting, at least for a weirdo such as myself
Still Takin it Weirder
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191689 1 year, 11 months ago
wlewis wrote:
warning: if you don't like what i have to say, ignore it

i thought this show was subpar at absolute best, the night before in hershey being even worse (for weir). this format is not the problem. i actually love bob weir, and i love whatever endeavor he wants to fuck around with, especially if it's him solo acoustic. only thing: HE NEEDS TO PRACTICE. a few songs sound great but the rest is garbage. he opens the sets strong but then falls apart. TMNS and minglewood was cool, what was that little thing in the middle of TMNS, anyone know? he busts out esau only to really be one of the biggest embarrassments of the night. he consistently played the wrong chords during the shadowboxing the apocylpse line, totally botched the bridge, and couldn't remember the lyrics, after telling us he got it just right after all this time. artificial flowers was a great surprise. the WRS was an awesome choice but man, if you can't play that prelude, what's the fuckin' point?

2nd set was better but still lots of holes and mistakes. phil and furthur make bob sounds 1 zillion times better. this stuff just makes me miss furthur, big time. although, with furthur, we don't get things like "easy to slip". in all, it's worth seeing at least once for novelty but now after a 3rd attempt, i don't foresee myself spending money to go see that stuff again. i said that last time too, LOL.


bob, please practice this stuff if you want to charge enormous amounts of money and try playing venues furthur was selling out.



First I did not attend any of these shows. While the intimacy is certainly cool as shit I had a feeling Bobby alone acoustic could be a stretch. For clarity..I was a big fan of the Weir/Wasserman shows back in the day. I give kudos to Wlewis for keepin it real. I again admit I was not there... only the 2nd Weir appearance in Philly that I have missed since 84. That said I have watched some of the videos and am underwhelmed. The Brother Esau in particular was an absolute train wreck. When I saw the setlist I was kickin myself.... but after watching alot of the vids my worst musical fears were confirmed. Of course being there is a totally different experience.... not to harsh anybodys mellow but as we used to say "some of these people would cheer and say greatest show ever if Jerry farted into the mic. " All i could envision prior was going to the show and me thinkin "where the hell is the rest of the band?" For the record I did a mini run of Jerry acoustic shows back in 84 and well he could pull it off ..and as in Weir/Wasserman at least he had someone to "play" off of. Glad I passed on this. For those who dug it you are certainly entitled to your opinion and its as valid as mine. I just wanted to say my review based on the vids would be damn near identical to WLewis's " call em like I hear em" l
mboogie35
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191702 1 year, 11 months ago
I WOULD LOVE A COPY OF THE SHOW FOR MY CD COLLECTION,REALLY ENJOYED THIS ONE VERY VERY MUCH... IF U COULD LET ME KNOW HOW TO RECIEVE A COPY FROM U ID APPRECIATE IT,JUS LET ME KNOW WAT U NEED.... THANK YOU AGAIN.....
mboogie35
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191704 1 year, 11 months ago
i would love a copy,let me know how to get a copy of the recording from u,u could mail it to my house,anyway i can get,am anticipating a copy of this show on cd.... REALLY REALLY NEED THIS SHOW....
Denver Man
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191710 1 year, 11 months ago
I could totally see his solo stuff being hit or miss. The short solos he did with WRG this summer in Colorado I thought were friggin good. He did the whole WRS in Boulder Theatre and tore the place down. Glad I caught him on his "on" nights!
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MushroomMan
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191735 1 year, 11 months ago
I thought it was a great show and the turn out was better then I expected to. nice close to a sweet little run, he was so into it and all mistakes were laughed about in good fun. never looked frustrated or anything, just up there having a good time. all in all he was right on this run, probably forgot about as many lyrics as an average 4 show Furthur run and he was singing all night. can't wait to catch more of these.

I loved the solo electric to, to bad he didn't more of them...


and speaking of mistakes, its funny last year in Bearsville he did Mississippi Half-Step to open the 2nd set and its comes time for the 2nd verse and he's looking up in the air then stops and asks the crowd for the first line. - then this year he opens the 1st set with Truckin' and same thing hes looking in the air when the 2nd verse comes around and he stops and asks the crowd for the first line again. good stuff
Last Edit: 1 year, 11 months ago by MushroomMan.
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spring mountain high
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191736 1 year, 11 months ago
I could see how I would certainly not go to see this format night after night, like you could with the GD or now with Furthur; and I can definitely see how it wouldn't appeal to someone that only possessed a superficial appreciation of the music.
stricken
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191817 1 year, 11 months ago
I want to thank Bob for doing the shows in pa and will be at most any he would do again.

There was mistakes made but that happens,most songs were good and i really liked the acoustic version of Big bad blues.
I thought it was cool that bob could find a few laughs with the statement about his demonstration of the beat pedal he was using. He said as he was trying to take off his flip flops that it was not a fashion statement. and i thought maybe he was making a video of how not to take your flip flops off it seemed as though it took like 3 minutes to get them off.

I think if you went to the shows a bob fan you got a good run of shows and if bob is not your favorite band member then you had reason to be critical of some of the mistakes.

One last note on the two shows i made it to is, If you know bob then you already know and come to expect some mistakes,if your expecting perfection maybe you should stay at home and listen to perfect studio recordings.
spring mountain high
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191825 1 year, 11 months ago
stricken wrote:
I want to thank Bob for doing the shows in pa and will be at most any he would do again.

There was mistakes made but that happens,most songs were good and i really liked the acoustic version of Big bad blues.
I thought it was cool that bob could find a few laughs with the statement about his demonstration of the beat pedal he was using. He said as he was trying to take off his flip flops that it was not a fashion statement. and i thought maybe he was making a video of how not to take your flip flops off it seemed as though it took like 3 minutes to get them off.

I think if you went to the shows a bob fan you got a good run of shows and if bob is not your favorite band member then you had reason to be critical of some of the mistakes.

One last note on the two shows i made it to is, If you know bob then you already know and come to expect some mistakes,if your expecting perfection maybe you should stay at home and listen to perfect studio recordings.


very well said...i also appreciate that the man has literally hundreds (thousands?) of songs stored on his cranial hard drive and performs them in various formats...lots of the songs he played were not necessarily written for solo acoustic performances, and he has never played them in that format before, so there's a learning curve involved...also as anyone who has ever picked up a guitar knows, it is MUCH more difficult to play acoustic as opposed to electric, and as anyone who has ever performed before knows, it is MUCH easier to play in an ensemble than by one's self

those going to RR and the rest of the fall Furthur tour should be in for a treat as bob's playing on an electric in an ensemble is going to seem like a hot knife through butter for him compared to this mini-tour he just did...i know i'm looking forward to hearing it
spring mountain high
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191827 1 year, 11 months ago
Still Takin It Weirder wrote:
as we used to say "some of these people would cheer and say greatest show ever if Jerry farted into the mic. "


uhm yeah, you never used to say that...i actually said that a couple months ago, but thanks...imitation is the most sincere form of flattery

On 15 Jun 2012 spring mountain high wrote:
i honestly believe jerry could walk onto the stage and fart into the microphone and some poeple would start spinning and cheering and talk about how awesome the show was...


thanks for playing though...now please stop ripping me off and try to post an original thought
Last Edit: 1 year, 11 months ago by spring mountain high.
Still Takin it Weirder
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Re: Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tower Theatre 9/10/2012

#191845 1 year, 11 months ago
spring mountain high wrote:
Still Takin It Weirder wrote:
as we used to say "some of these people would cheer and say greatest show ever if Jerry farted into the mic. "


uhm yeah, you never used to say that...i actually said that a couple months ago, but thanks...imitation is the most sincere form of flattery

On 15 Jun 2012 spring mountain high wrote:
i honestly believe jerry could walk onto the stage and fart into the microphone and some poeple would start spinning and cheering and talk about how awesome the show was...


thanks for playing though...now please stop ripping me off and try to post an original thought


HAHAHAHAHA dude how do you type with that stick so far up your ass? Nice I have my own pet troll. As far as the second part "jerrys fart" it was a pretty common statement back in the day. Not only that I haved typed this on various sites over the yeats....you came up with it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ....

"Superficial appreciation of the music" ...you are the only one with "ears"..hahahaha if you want to play deader than thou
I'll play.....nearly 300 GD shows from 81-95 40 JGB nearly 100 Ratdog, 15 or so the dead and now 20 or so further..oh yeah and 2 bobby and the midnights....15 or so Weir -Wasserman...... oh and Burt the original poster I referred to is a musician, I respect his opinion but I guess he's just another "superficial fan of the music" ... oh and not to brag but I have not only met every member of the grateful dead (except jerry although he walked past me one night) I have hung out with them post show for hours on a few very special nights... so take off the rose colored glasses and wholier than thou attitude... everyones opinion is their opinion and sorry if you get butt hurt if someone makes a negative comment about one of your "heroes"... thanks for the laughs!!!!
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