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Spirit, Animal

Did you know that Bobby was selected to be the first recipient of the Les Paul Spirit Award? Did you know there was a Les Paul Spirit Award? There is now, apparently, and Bobby will get it at Bonnaroo. My spies tell me that Bobby has insisted on being presented with a medal in front of everyone just like at the end of Star Wars. Bobby is also forcing Jeff Chimenti to play Chewbacca in the scenario.

(Also: please no one mention that Bobby has never, ever, ever, ever played a Les Paul. He played Gibsons–a red SG and a sunburst 335–but not a Les Paul.)

Plus, you should listen to this: 1/7/78 from Golden Hall in San Diego. It’s one of the Laryngitis Shows from early ’78 and, freed from his vocal duties, Garcia solos. Bobby counts the first song in, and then Garcia solos until Bobby tells the crowd that they’d be right back; he takes a break from soloing; Bobby once again counts the band in, and Garcia resumes soloing until it is time to call it an evening.

And there’s a first set El Paso>Let It Grow>Promised Land which is not a thing, but somehow exists; the El Paso might be the best EVAR: Garcia slashes and growls and whoops throughout the entire song, and then during LIG, he does his Jimmy Page impression and the whole show is a beauty.

You now have something to read, and something to listen to. Would you care to look? Fine. You may look at this:

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That is a baby camel, more precisely a baby Bactrian camel, and his name is Alexander Camelton.

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6 Comments

  1. I found this one pic of Weir playing a Les Paul on some weirdo blog I follow.

    https://thoughtsonthedead.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-ruination-of-swaggie-maggie-by-the-lothario-bobert-weir/

  2. Robert Hernandez

    June 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Wrong again, Mr. TODAY. I have seen Bobby play a black Les Paul in 1971. Also, some of those early 60’so SG’s are technically Les Paul’s. Do some minimal research my bud. I loves ya anyways.

  3. Robert Hernandez

    June 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    P S I hate my spellcheck

  4. You would go to jail for this now….

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