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#1 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

Tomorow is Spike's birthday. I'm not sure how old he would have been. Doesn't matter anymore. He's 30 years old forever.

 

But he would like us to have a drink and he was not much of a drinker but he could make amazing run drinks. "Hey Spike, can I finish your's?"

 

So tonight and tomorrow, if anything is bothering you try to put it in perspective. Most things you can fix. Some things you can't.

 

I am proud of my boy.  I will love him forever. He'd be happy knowing a bunch of whacky SA'ers were toasting him.

To Spike!

 

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#2 LowCountryManOfLeisure

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:56 AM

Cheers

#3 Murphness

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

Cheers, Bob.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:02 AM

Spike. I never knew you but feel like I do. You have made your Father so proud and that is a goal that many men never attain. I'm sure that you have done so by merely being yourself and that makes it all the more of a lasting achievement. I'm having a Rum and TIng as I speak and hoist it in your memory and honor. Sail on, Brother!



#5 hard aground

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:04 AM

done.

 

 

Salut



#6 jhiller

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:11 AM

Wi Usquabeath wi face the devil !!!
To Spike...

#7 pogen

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:12 AM

Cheers Bob.



#8 Ishmael

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:14 AM

I'll drink to that! Cheers, Spike.



#9 slap

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:17 AM

Cheers, Bob.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:30 AM

Me too - cheers Bob



#11 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:33 AM

This poor Mexican pelican, all tangled in fishing line was very happy when Spike came to his rescue.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:33 AM

I'll do that Bob. take care.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:43 AM

Oban to Spike! Cheers.

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#14 atefooterz

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:46 AM

Cheers, Spike & Bob.



#15 boomer

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

I'll raise a rare glass. Here's to you Spike! Love never fails....and thanks for watching over your Mom and Dad.



#16 memopad

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

Cheers Spike!



#17 IStream

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:00 AM

A glass of my finest, toasted to Spike tonight.



#18 Satori

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:01 AM

A wee dram for Spike!

And a wee dram for a loving Da.

Cheers to you both.



#19 bugger

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:05 AM

"The price of great love is great misery when one of you dies."

 

Cheers. 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:17 AM

Talisker to Spike!



#21 The Advocate

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:19 AM

When I raise a glass this evening, it will be for you Spike, cheers.

 

(I may have one for Bob too, just cause I can)



#22 spin echo

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:21 AM

Cheers, Bob!  



#23 smackdaddy

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:32 AM

Done, my friend.



#24 Elegua

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:34 AM

Cheers! A toast from the far side.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:38 AM

Bottoms up!



#26 Kahuna

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:38 AM

Cheers



#27 Innocent Bystander

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:39 AM

A touch of Balvenie to Spike and his dad.

#28 zerothehero

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:42 AM

To Spike!



#29 Wolffy

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:47 AM

Cheers to ya.  Bob and Spike



#30 Py26129

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:50 AM

Done. And one for his dad as well

Prost

#31 gregj1

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:56 AM

From a father who loves his son to another father who loves his son - cheers 



#32 NoStrings

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:01 AM

Done. Cheers.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:04 AM

+1. 

 

Bob, as those scholarships show, he is not done with any of us just yet.

It gets easier when you lose someone close but things are never the same.

Look after yourself today mate.



#34 froggie

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:24 AM

Here's to Spike - Forever young and forever in our hearts.

Here's to Bob - who raised him and let us share our love for him.

 

 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:34 AM

Here's to you Spike.

 

And to you, too, Bob.



#36 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:44 AM

Thank you, all of you.

love can last forever.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:48 AM

Skål!



#38 austin1972

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:51 AM

Here's to Spike, and here's to Bob

From the great unwashed SA mob

 

Our manners are poor, our language is rough

And Spike wouldn't approve of the bubble in our luff

 

But we don't care because we're all there

For Spike

For Bob

And that's enough

 

Abajo!



#39 Sailbydate

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:52 AM

Yaki dah, Bob. And here's to Spike Perry.



#40 dain bramage

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:54 AM

To Father and Son.....never alone! Cheers.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:59 AM

This poor Mexican pelican, all tangled in fishing line was very happy when Spike came to his rescue.

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Sorry for your loss.

 

Is that Troncones?



#42 bljones

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

Here's to Spike!



#43 Pitbull

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:17 AM

Cheers Bob



#44 Trickypig

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:25 AM

Cheers, Bob.



#45 Leka

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:35 AM

Kampai!!

We will toast a good sake tonight.



#46 ewalker

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:47 AM

Cheers, I raise my glass in your direction tonight.

#47 Jose Carumba

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:21 AM

To Spike!

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:28 AM

Cheers!



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:15 AM

It's early morning here. My little boys have just woken up. First I was annoyed that they are up so early, ruining my precious, calm coffee-time I love in the morning. You made me realize how wrong I am sometimes. I'll go upstairs and give them a big hug now. Thank you.



#50 Southern Cross

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Spike. Cheers!

#51 Merrill Levi

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:02 AM

Cheers to you Spike.

 

Thanks Bob.

 

ML



#52 olaf hart

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:08 AM

To Spike.

To Bob and Jill.

#53 Beau.Vrolyk

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

To Spike and those he loved.



#54 mad

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:57 AM

A rum will be drunk after work today.

 

Cheers to you both



#55 Jim in Halifax

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

Salut, Spike!

 

And kudos to Bob for sharing his memories and reminding us what's important...



#56 soak_ed

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

Na zdrowia Spike, you too Bob!



#57 A_guy_in_the_Chesapeake

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

HFB Spike!  Glasses will be raised to you both once 5:00 rolls around. 



#58 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

View:

Right.

That is on the river on the way out to the Ranch. I spotted that Pelican tangled in fishing line and snagged on a log. He was going to die. Nobody had a knife but we found a good shard of pop bottle and used it to free the bird from the line.

It was just something that needed to be done.

 

Happy birthday Spike! Today is dedicated to you.



#59 Black Sox

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

Slainte Bob and Spike.

 

Hell of a virtual birthday party Bob



#60 starkindler

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

 

Prost, and Happy Birthday Spike.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Cheers!



#62 Jerry Cann

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:06 PM

to Spike, with a wee dram of Bruichladdich Black Art... slàinte ! 



#63 Slim

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

Bottom's up!



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

Sox:

You said it! I didn't expect this kind of response. It brightens my day. But I'm going to have a good day. That's my mission. Party on!

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

My choice was a nice 21yr old Eldorado blue label rum that was a gift from my son Matt...seemed like the perfect choice.



#66 TwoLegged

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

Spike, I never you knew.  But you made you Dad proud, and that's a fine achievement.

 

No rum here on the River Shannon, but I'll raise a glass of our local firewater to celebrate life. Yours, your Dad's, and everybody's



#67 Tucky

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

Happy Birthday Spike, and blessings on you both. I will give my child and grandchildren an extra hug tonight.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

Will do tonight, cheers!



#69 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

To Spike!  May his smile be with you always!



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

To Spike. 

And to all who have loved and are loved.

 

"A flower that blossoms only for a single night does not seem to us on that account less lovely."

 

 --- Sigmund Freud,   Essay on Transience



#72 mad

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

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Did he often forget his keys? :P



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

Here's to you Spike and thanks for looking after me last year!

 

Happy Birthday.



#74 Bob Perry

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

Mad:

That photo was taken on one of the small ships Spike worked on as assistant engineer. They served the small towns in the islands of Alaska where the town had no off loading capability of their own. He saw some marvelous country and he loved going to sea. He wasn't wild about the lack of a social life the seafaring career gave him. In the end he took a job at Ballard Ornamental Iron. He took a huge cut in pay but he enjoyed the work and he began to have a social life.

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Spike made some videos where he strapped his GoPro camera to his weldiing helmet and just recorded himself working. He doesn't talk in these videos. He just works. He was happy working at the forge.



#75 Slick470

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Raised a glass last night. Happy Birthday Spike.


All the best to you and yours Bob. Give Jill, Max and family hugs. They are good for you and them.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

A toast to you both, but it will have to wait a bit...8am here just now, opening up the store...

#77 Skol

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

It's a calm, cool morning here in Berkeley aboard Skol.   I saw this thread around 10:30 a.m. and then rushed over to my icebox and withdrew a cold microbrew.   From astern I raised my bottle and addressed an audience of grebes, terns, snowy egrets, and the bobbing head of our fairway seal.   Skol Spike! I shouted.   I then poured a drink for King Neptune, and then finally raised my bottle a final time for you,  Bob.    May peace be with you today.  

 

-Ike 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

To Spike.

 

To his Dad and his Mom and his Brother, and all those who were blessed for having him touch their lives.

 

Fair Winds always.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:48 PM

Done. The best to you both!

 

/J



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

hips., hope you don't mind me raising it also to some people you don't know, we all get hurt one day Bob, let's raise it to all of 'em, burp ;)



#81 Greever

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

I am toasting Spike at this moment, with a Bells Brewery Hopslam microbrew.

Fair winds, always...

#82 pete_nj

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

Bob,

Cheers to Spike, you, and your family.

 

Thanks for sharing your perspective on not sweating life's fixable problems. It takes a generous person to turn his own pain into comforting words for others. From all you have shared about Spike, I imagine he is pleased.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

Alby:

That is kind of what I have in mind.

Life is fragile.

Take no one for granted.

Tell the people you love that you love them everyday. They may not be there tomorrow.

Show your love with confidence. Love is well received.

Understand that there is a pain beyond all other pains.

When the doctor says, "This is going to hurt." I can look him in the eye and say, "No it won't."

Burp



#84 Thorvald

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

Happy Birthday Spike!

A toast tonight to you and all the Perry clan! 



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Robert,

You will kindly forgive me for instead of raising that first glass to your beloved son, if instead I raise it to you. Why you might think? Simple, I know Spike is in good hands, in a peaceful place with friends eternal. I would prefer to drink to you. To wish you closure and peace of your own. You have made many a friend here and around the world. Know we love you and care deeply. The second glass I raise will be for Spike and his birthday.

Sincerely,

JT



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:32 PM

6:

Yes, I can see that. It humbles me and reminds me of the quality of people out there I have never met but they care and they feel.  Kind of amazing. Thanks.

 

Tonight I cook Spike's favorite dinner, chicken in a white sauce over rice. I'm really good at this dish. I learned it from THE JOY OF COOKING. It was one of those dishes I cooked early on in my cooking life when I looked down at the pot, took a deep whiff and thought to myself, "I can't believe I made this." But I did and Spike loved it. I'll throw in a few extra red pepper flakes tonight because Spike liked it with a bite. Apple pie for desert. Spike's favorite desert.

 

It's all good.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Santé



#88 Keith

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:59 AM

 

 

Here's some music Mr. Perry, love the B3 in this..

 

Is Clapton playing a Martin?

 

 

Slàinte

 

 

 



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:21 AM

Much love to you.

 

Is vodka okay?

 



#90 valcour

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:44 AM

Raising a Goslings to Spike right now. And following that, one to you, Bob. And finally to all our fathers and our sons (and daughters).

#91 Bob Perry

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:15 AM

Keith:

I'm pretty sure I have that very same Martin.

It's small but it is big.



#92 Catherine Carter

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:51 AM

Cheers and Happy Birthday to Spike...



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

Here's to Spike, a kid with charisma and a great smile  :rolleyes:



#94 hobot

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:15 AM

Done deal Bob, Happy Birthday Spike!



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:40 AM

Hope he likes this tune.....

 

 

BB King Happy Birthday Blues....



#96 blackjenner

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

Cheers, Bob.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

 

 

Here's some music Mr. Perry, love the B3 in this..

 

Is Clapton playing a Martin?

 

 

Slàinte

Most likely yes. There is a Clapton wing at C.F. Martin in Nazareth.



#98 Thorvald

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

He favors the 000.



#99 averagehack

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

Cheers!  



#100 Bob Perry

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Nope. That's an OM-28 just like mine.






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