Rest In Peace

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Thecatman » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:58 pm

maryanimal wrote:One year ago my daddy passed away. I miss him and love him so much. I'm having trouble dealing with this. Watch over me daddy, <3


Be tough for your father.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:01 am

from rochester

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Sham » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:30 am

Early reports are that Prince is dead.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Bless » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:31 am

Goodnight Sweet Prince
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:37 am

The artist formally known as alive.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Ratty » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:41 am

Too soon.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby FlyingMonkey » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:04 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:The artist formally known as alive.


Come on Dr., at least it looks like his death was non-lifestyle/self induced. Seems he was fighting something for a few weeks (and lost).

The Prince is dead, long live the Prince!

I wasn't a huge fan of his music but he was talented.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Just_Joe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:20 am

FlyingMonkey wrote: but he was talented.


....gently weeps.


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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:09 pm

https://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/bluetarp


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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Just_Joe » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Not The Couch. Jesus fuck.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Jackass » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:25 pm

No way!! What a fuckin day...

Now he was a classic eplayan, loved his posts.

He was very helpful, but took no shit. Had no problem calling out ass-talkers and putting fools in their place...
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby lucky420 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:32 pm

R.I.P. Bob
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby vargaso » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:41 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:https://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/bluetarp


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Really!? Fuck. His writing on Burning Man were some of the first I'd come across on the Web, and instrumental in researching when I finally decided to go. He and Brad Templeton were invaluable resources. Damn. Now I'm doubly sad. Prince, FUCK. MAJOR, MAJOR loss.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby burner von braun » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:50 pm

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby danibel » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:23 pm

sigh. this is just a terrible horrible no good very bad day.

I feel just awful for Bob's sweet daughter, Artemis. Send her a little prayer. Bob was grumpy and a curmudgeon, but goddamn he loved his daughter. Treated her like the little princess that she is.

dammit. Bob. The Couch. fuck.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:36 pm

Bob.... wow.
I'm pretty sure he considered me a useless waste of air but I respected and admired him anyway. He knew what the fuck he was talking about.
Anytime I saw new posts on eplaya, if there was a Bob one it would be the first one I wanted to read.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby danibel » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:59 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Bob.... wow.
I'm pretty sure he considered me a useless waste of air but I respected and admired him anyway. He knew what the fuck he was talking about.
Anytime I saw new posts on eplaya, if there was a Bob one it would be the first one I wanted to read.

Man we all better make the best of the time we've got left.


I don't think he considered me a useless waste of air, but you never know. I drove him crazy on FB with my constant Bernie Sanders rants. I am pretty sure he blocked my posts, but I still saw his. And I totally agree with you about knowing what he was talking about.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:40 pm

To be fair to the man, I don't recall him ever actually telling me I was a useless waste of air. I don't recall him ever directly saying anything derogatory to me.
He just had an abrasive way about him that didn't make you think you'd be getting a Christmas card from him.
He probably would have made a few of the current crop of new eplayans cry.
But he'd have set them straight.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Sham » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:37 pm

Bob hasn't been on eplaya since January of 2013.
A unique soul for sure. I hope he's at peace.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:43 pm

I'll think of him every time I see a sofa along side the road..
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:47 pm

Half my life has been spent as a professional writer, yet at times like these I always find myself at a loss for words and often say nothing. Yet for Bob I must dig deep and give it my best try.

I would like to treat you to a related story. At my first Eplaya Meet & Greet, I filled out my name tag as Drawingablank with Bob written underneath it. Most of the people who read it wanted to know if I was "the Bob" or the Couch - and quite saddened when I told them no. I would have been thrilled to meet him myself, but sadly that never happened in person.

The couch was highly influential in me becoming the Eplayan and even the burner I am today. Giving massive help to all yet being unwilling to spoon feed those looking for a care bear made many think him obnoxious or callous, but I found it endearing and the epitome of burner behavior.

I will miss you Bob
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby robbidobbs » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:20 pm

Bob was a good burner, a great architect, and a respectful man. He was one of the strong souls of DPW, and you knew he didn't give two shits what you thought of him. I had the honor to work with him in 2001. He respected my art, and was always pleasant to me in his own crunchy way.
He will be missed.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:20 am

when carmudgeons cry... :(


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Re: Rest In Peace

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby trilobyte » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:13 am

It's been quite a rough week. One of the world's most prolific artists (and one of the best guitarists I've ever seen or heard play) in Prince, one of the world's great culture-jammers in Pastor Rick (who jammed it up til the bitter end, passing away on his birthday), an old school guitar hero in Lonnie Mack, and one of the world's greatest curmudgeons with Bob. Bob wasn't just a grumpy old man or crotchety and jaded burner... to me he embodied what being a burner is all about. He had a lot of strong opinions, and he'd be the first to tell you you're doing it wrong (as he often was), but he'd immediately follow it up with helpful suggestions and solutions. He had a wealth of knowledge, information, and experience, and he shared it pretty freely. He hadn't been on ePlaya in a few years, and I don't think he'd graced the playa for even longer. Yet he leaves an indelible mark on the event - not just with his potato trap site (one of the first places I found information about shelters for the desert), but in the design of Center Camp... one of the most iconic structures of the event.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:51 am

With regards to Bob, within the past month he sent to me maybe a hundred hours worth of A Prairie Home Companion tapes that a new camp within Barbie Death Village "A Playa Home Companion" will be playing throughout the week. This will be our send off to Bob Stahl: Your memory and generosity will live on. Rest in peace my friend, you are not forgotten.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Thecatman » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:46 pm

I never was into Prince music when he really popular in the mid/late 80s but I've been into his music in the last several months.
57 is rather young these days. I'm gonna be 57 at the end of this month.

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby Thecatman » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:58 pm

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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:10 pm

Fuck. Bob's dead? He, I thought, would live forever.
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Re: Rest In Peace

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:11 pm

So sorry for your losses, unjon.
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