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Ron Pope gone ?

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  • Started 5 years ago by Twombly
  • Latest reply from badsoundbadbreath

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    Twombly
    (2 Posts)

    Saw pictures from last nights Vegas show and noticed a new bassist. Can anyone confirm that he is not playing any of the Vegas shows. See you all tonight and Saturday

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. devilsdishes
    devilsdishes
    (88 Posts)

    All I know is that Rob and his wife either just had a baby or are about to have a baby, so I assume there will be a good chunk of shows he'll miss out on during this tour...

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Twombly
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    Thank You appreciate the intel. See you tonight. Did you see any setlist from last night ?

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    jp
    (106 Posts)

    That is correct. I'm sitting in a bar across the street from the venue right now. I don't have a setlist from last night, but I believe they played three of the new songs, including Rainy Taxi, which absolutely rocked. I'm dying to hear it again tonight, just to confirm that take. I'll see if I can scam a setlist tonight. A fair turnout, but the place wasn't exactly packed.

    Jp

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  5. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Check Ron Pope's site: http://ronpopemusic.com/

    It doesn't say anything about him being in Spoon. So he is not in the band.

    Oh oh oh WAIT, you mean ROB Pope? I have no idea. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. vibesandstufff
    vibesandstufff
    (12 Posts)

    I think the temp bassist might have been one of the dudes from White Rabbits

    vibesandstufff
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    jp
    (106 Posts)

    Yes, he was/is. I missed Rob, frankly. I thought the bass on Anything You Want on Friday pretty much destroyed the song. I'd be curious to hear Starbrite's opinion on that.

    Jp

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  8. 31starbright
    31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    @jp I don't remember the bass being that bad during "Anything You Want." But it did feel like something was missing overall without having Rob there. Honestly, I wouldn't have envied having Stephen's job of having to learn at least 30 or more Spoon songs in a short amount of time like that. When people were yelling out song requests all I could think of was, "Oh shit, I hope Stephen knows how to play that" LOL

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    jp
    (106 Posts)

    Yep, I agree. I imagine this was a pretty short notice engagement and all things considered, he did fine. I hung out in the back of the room on Friday, and I think acoustically, it really did make a difference (guess I should have walked up front then, huh?). Anyway seeing the full line up is another reason to be excited when they visit my neighborhood in September.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. Yeah, on the second night, Britt said Rob was out because his girl or wife was having a baby. Near the end of the third night, Britt said it was the last show Stephen would be performing with them and he thanked him and hugged him and all that good stuff. I think Stephen did a damn good job. Like starbright said, it's very impressive he was able to learn so many songs in what was, probably, just a couple months.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. shame on you - who posted this! "ron"!

    what a difference a letter can make. the difference between n and b. it's the b as in b flat and as in bassplayer. the latter therefore being a letter that spells music.

    rob, if he's not with spoon anymore, would be a greater loss than anyone around has accounted for so far, because: the bass is far more than generally appreciated – and a person more than an instrument.

    and if there should be a baby having become the ruler of his life:

    good luck rob and congratulations and i hope you wont forget, that you can be a dad and inspite of that follow your destination, which is, being the missing part in the/a band that meets the worlds end with willpower and the feeling nobody can find if it wasn't found long ago, overcoming whatever may make it hard to be part of a life to two thirds made up of (music) industry.

    Posted 5 years ago #

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