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Author: Subject: The Road Goes On Forever....as does the LOVE for some fella named Bobo

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Life is Fragile and so Brief, Enjoy the Friendships we all have, The music you can Hear.
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  posted on 1/7/2009 at 06:34 PM
Post #9000. I remain at the feet of the Master Slacker.

 

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  posted on 1/10/2009 at 06:16 AM
peace and love...

 

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 12:08 PM

 

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I didn't know Bob as well as a lot of you folks-only met him once, at Bobofest in Piitsburgh back in '05 but corresponded with him quite a bit back then.

I just went back and read the original thread when he was diagnosed and then saw the outpouring of love and support for him form his friends here....seemd like Goliath posted a Get Well wish almost every day as did many others.....it was quite moving. He was a lucky man to have friends like you all.

And I miss him too.

 

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I didn't know Bob as well as a lot of you folks-only met him once, at Bobofest in Piitsburgh back in '05 but corresponded with him quite a bit back then.

I just went back and read the original thread when he was diagnosed and then saw the outpouring of love and support for him form his friends here....seemd like Goliath posted a Get Well wish almost every day as did many others.....it was quite moving. He was a lucky man to have friends like you all.

And I miss him too.


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  posted on 1/20/2009 at 09:33 AM
We're going to make page 86 pretty soon here.........

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:38 PM
Bob, I aspire to your character and courage every day.

I miss you my friend.

 

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It's funny how things work out sometime.

A while back Bobo sent me a copy of Jerry Douglas' "Lookout For Hope" cd. Not a copy, the actual release. Bob always impressed me with the depth and width of his musical taste and knowledge. He never tolerated mediocrity.

He had great passions, not only in his personal life but also musically.

Earlier tonight, my wife and I drove about 30 miles from here to listen to a folk/country performer, Jim Salestrom. in an old opera house from a century ago. I would best describe his genre as John Denverish. I had first heard him years ago at a local arts festival that my daughter played at. Jim, as it turns out, was a long time member of Dolly Parton's band.

What struck me initially is when he introduced a song from the 40's that his choir teacher had taught him years previously. The choir teacher, probably in his 80's was there. The song was "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie." Well that stopped me in my tracks as that's a song I've long enjoyed when Steve Goodman performed it. More eerily, PhotoRon had sent me a Goodman show he'd downloaded, I received it earlier today. The first song was "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie." Weird.

This opera house is really unique, while the "lights are up" in the auditorium the ceiling has artwork that reflects the community and rural Nebraska, tractors, grain elevators, weathered men tending their fields. When the "lights are down" the same ceiling is celestial, with stars and maybe more importantly shooting stars as the performer plays.

A bit later, Jim introduced a song that was written by Hugh Prestwood. It was about a pine tree in California that is dated back 4.500 years. It mentioned when "Jesus gathered his lambs" the tree was already a thousand years old. It wasn't lost on me that Bob was originally from California.

On Douglas' cd, besides the very obvious connection to Duane Allman, a beautiful rendition of "Little Martha" that starts the cd off, is a another song written by Prestwood, "The Suit," a story which chronicles the life and funeral of a Nebraska farmer. On the cd, James Taylor provides the vocals. Of the dozen songs on the cd, there are vocals on only two songs. Whenever I've heard that song, I think always of my late father in law who grew up on a farm and became a teacher who inspired and positively affected so many people. He was very much a person that would only have worn a suit a very few times.

In August of 2007, I attended an ABB show in Council Bluffs, Iowa with Chad (Sandman). It was a nice show, during which we called Bob several times and left him voice messages. Bob was toward his end. We told him that we loved him and hoped the calls made him feel in some way that he was there with us.

Bob had related to me earlier, that due to his health, that after BoboFest he hadn't made any attempt to go to a show. First, he felt horrible most of the time and the disease had affected his reflexes and ability to drive. In May of that year, he had made the extraorinary attempt to drive nearly an hour to see Derek's band at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh.

When Bob got there the show was sold out. So, he drove back home.

That night in Council Bluffs, as I headed to my car, some members of the band were headed to their bus. I called out to Derek who very graciously stopped to talk to me. I told him about Bob, how things were not good. How Bob had tried to make his show earlier that year. And then, I thought to myself, there's no way Derek would consider this, but I asked him to call Bob. I explained Bob's situation and told Derek I thought it would mean a lot to Bob. Derek asked me for Bob's number and said, "I'll call him within ten minutes."

This was a particularly bad time in the progression of Bob's struggle. We'd talk briefly sometimes, the sickness would rob him of his voice, sometimes more than that.

I did ask him, "did you ever get a call from someone?" Bob admired Derek's musicianship so much. He said, "was that because of you?" I said "no, that was because of Derek." As I walked away from Derek that night in Council Bluffs I said to him after describing how Bob had tried so hard to see Derek's band, "we're all connected. In some way, we're all connected."

In a larger sense, I guess I was talking about Duane, how he had set in motion, so many things, including my finding so many of my dearest, closest friends, especially Bob.

At one of the breaks tonight, I mentioned the times I'd heard Goodman perform a song that a high school choir teacher had taught tonight's performer. I mentioned Hugh Prestwood and the song that was on Jerry Douglas' cd that Bob had sent me. Jim said, "Well, I don't know that song, but Jerry has played on a couple of my releases. I'm going to have to definitely check that out."

So, is there a point to this. Maybe if you connect the dots. The impact and the influence that Bob had on all of us.

After Salestrom mentioned having Douglas play on his releases he told me, "you know, wer're all connected."

And, so, maybe it is.

Maybe that shooting star on the ceiling of the opera house tonight was Bobo.

I still think of the title of Douglas' release, "Lookout For Hope."

Sadly, when I think of Bob, and what he went through, I am still looking for the hope.

I hope, someday, I will understand.

 

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Me too, Steve... me too.

 

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  posted on 1/26/2009 at 06:05 AM
"Cheer up, My Brother.

Live in the sunshine.

We'll understand it,

All, by and by."

Love the Bobo.

 

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I was searching for a lost show today in several boxes of "to be filed" shows.

I came across a commercial release, John Fogerty's Deja Vu.

Bob sent it to me, it had a post it that said "Hope you enjoy this, thanks for all the shows you've sent me, Bob".

Made me drop a couple of tears.



I'm hoping we can have a gathering in Pixberg this year.

If the ABB plays Star Lake, and we can gather up the faithful, I'd love to see a BoboFest 3.

 

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  posted on 2/2/2009 at 01:00 PM
Bobo bump

 

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  posted on 2/2/2009 at 08:42 PM
Miss you brother.

 

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