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Speilmen230 06-08-2022 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 17974217)
I know I have mentioned this before in here but for those who didn't see it I will tell you what a great guy he was. In Hartford say 17 or so years ago 2 friends and I were walking down the street from our hotel to snag breakfast and walked into Roi. I did not have my night 1 stub with me but he signed those my friends had on them. We started talking about what a great show they put on the previous night and he thanked us for our kind words but clearly wanted to get out of there so we said nice to see you again and all of us bolted. Couple hours later we were in the hotel bar hours before the show, Roi walks into the hotel (band was staying at the same one as we were) - sees us in the bar and walks over all apologetic. He explained he was in a rush to meet people for Fathers day then sat with us, chatted for a while, signed what we had, gave us backstage passes and then picked up our tab. Just a great wonderful man whom I dearly miss after hanging out having drinks with him after shows numerous times. Just thought some of the newer fans would enjoy that story t hat shows what kind of a guy Roi was!

Who's cutting onions?!

8nalive 06-23-2022 03:38 PM

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I miss you Roi but Jeff is carrying his weight very well. I think you must be proud of him looking down from all the way up there

TypicalBilly14 06-28-2022 08:03 PM

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Forever dancing with the GruGrux King.


Miss you, Roi.

Route_2 06-29-2022 03:09 AM

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Roi slaying per usual:

Thegravedigger 07-05-2022 08:32 PM

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Very cool to see this thread still alive and well... :cool

DancingNanc05 07-10-2022 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Route_2 (Post 18223069)

This guy Roi's

hopewelljones 08-19-2022 01:28 AM

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Still remember exactly where I was when I was told that he'd passed. Crazy that it's been 14 years.

draegs 08-19-2022 09:24 AM

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Roi also slaying it here, but in a very different way:

landsharkbam 08-19-2022 10:15 AM

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Hard not to miss Roiís vibe and sound. Will for sure put on an older show tonight. Crazy itís been so long ago

dpduke5173 08-19-2022 12:03 PM

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Still here dancing! That Watchtower on Folsom Field always gives me goosebumps when he comes in for his solo. Wish he was still here but so grateful for the memories.

prdstmnky36 08-19-2022 12:17 PM

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I decided years ago I was no longer gonna be sad on 8/19, but instead listen to the beautiful sounds he created with a big smile on my face. He was amazing, never forget!

Jeff31b 08-19-2022 12:20 PM

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Stage Left Solidarity... forever dancing...

RainDog1980 08-20-2022 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by landsharkbam (Post 18252020)
Hard not to miss Roiís vibe and sound. Will for sure put on an older show tonight. Crazy itís been so long ago

It is hard to believe that itís been 14 years. I still remember what I was doing when I found out. They played the 8/19/08 Bartender last night on Sirius. Tough one to listen to.

GraceBuckley 09-30-2022 09:25 PM

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I just happened upon this tribute video the band showed a few shows after Roi passed, they showed this at the Gorge apparently. I'm sure many of you have seen it, but I didn't even know it existed until now.

Soooooooooo fantastic and so emotional!

Flowberg 10-06-2022 11:27 PM

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Live trax 11. Boydís solo. I love LeRoiís build during the solo. Unmatched tone. When I think of Roi this is one moment I always go back to. RIP and thank you

TerrapinMonkey 12-14-2022 05:44 PM

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The more comparison I get to old shows, the more I miss Leroi. For so long I was excited that JC had stepped in to keep the band going. Still am in that regard. And while 08-10 were pretty exciting in terms of the energy he personally was bringing to songs like #41, Two Step, LIOG, it's been dwindling off ever since. Like his role started being riddled away starting in 2012. Just less and less, he stopped coming out to jam with 2 saxes and more or less fell lockstep in with a horn section type sound with RR for AFTW.

JC's solos are all becoming very redundant and predictable as well. As are RR's. How many times can RR do the United Airlines song in the middle of a solo? (I don't know the name of the real song).

But all this being said, Roi brought the intangible magic. He was less technical than Jeff, and on paper, less talented. But that personal sound he brought was such a big part of the old DMB sound. That mix of jazz, funk, blues. Bringing all his influences in. It was HIS voice on so much of that. I do wonder where the band would be if he was still around in 2022. If they'd still be getting along that is.

JC has a very hard role to fill in that, ROI had so many memorable parts that the fans love, but he would also never really play them exactly the same any given night. Outside of the studio albums, it's not a like a musician can come in and just copy the parts night after night. Especially in 08/09 I thought we brilliant in bringing in those memorable lines, but not copying them, while also being himself. He'd bring in that JC sound which was more uptempo and higher energy. Likely because he was playing for bigger audiences and knew the shoes he had to fill. He also looked like he was having a blast!

Fast forward to 2012-16 and then 18 to now. It's like he is a hired hand. A contracted musician who plays parts and then is "allowed" a solo or two on pre set songs. Like, ok Jeff gets 2 minutes on Lying in the Hands of God, is part of the pre show talk. He seems a bit less enthused on stage. Likes to argue with fans on social media, or get butt hurt like he should be immune to what the rest of us face everyday on there. (Someone tell Jeff, if you post personal opinions on how the world should be, lots of people are going to disagree and you're going to attract troll)

Roi brought so much taste and subtlety to the sax. Jeff, at least with DMB, is just blaring everything these days. And on songs like Ocean and the Butterfly he gets this beautiful role that lasts all of 7 seconds.

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