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QUINE



Posted by:chris maguire (‘christopher.j.maguire@smithbarney.com’)
Posted on: 9 Jun 2004
 
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Once again, another loss....I first met Bob meandering along Grand Street years ago....wanting to talk to him, i motioned a faint wave of the hand...he scurried away....

St. Marks Place, 10 years or so later...sitting in Mojo Guitars, i was on my ranting and raving about how the Stratocaster was the "devil's pitchfork" and how anyone worth a squirt of piss would always opt for the Tele....Bob's smile, although rare, was a real beauty...."I am the greatest living guitar player in New York", he blurted out, "and i made $3000 last year!" He was funny, in the driest way and infinitely more intelligent than the average "Punk" i'd ever met...I suppose we were both Outsiders in a way...i remember, in between nips of grog from his pocket stash of airplane hootch, that he was impressed that i was wearing a suit and trying to reinvent myself as a financial consultant...he told me of his early years doing tax work or something along those lines....and that he felt like he was up against a wall...i had the same experience working in the "music biz" and felt the same way...I sensed that he had tested friendships endlessly and was like a wet cat left out in the rain..one that you would bring home and take care of only to find the cat had pissed on your pillow....We both agreed that most friends were fair weather anyway and that music was the one thing that coulde provide sustenance to a starved soul....He opened my eyes to the genius of Mickey Baker, James Burton, (the beloved)Jeff Beck and his humor was steeped heavily in a mad genius....he was, simply put, not a man you met every day....sometimes you meey people whose hearts are too big for this life....

Rest in peace, my friend,
chris maguire

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         Robert Quine R.I.P. by The Barman, 6 Jun 2004 (64)
                 Re: Robert Quine by Jonathan, 6 Jun 2004
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                         Bob by Aidan, 9 Jun 2004
                 3 hours of Bob Quine's music by sighmoan, 8 Jun 2004
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                         Info. re: Robert Quine by Al, 9 Jun 2004
                 Robert Quine by nancy, 8 Jun 2004
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                         Quine antecedents by S, 8 Jun 2004
                 the great downtown NY guitarman by Bruce Kronenberg, 8 Jun 2004
                         Hearing Bob by Madam X, 9 Jun 2004
                                 Ivan meets Bob by Antoine, 10 Jun 2004
                 it's true by Roy Suggs, 6 Jun 2004
                         robert quine passing by jaco, 7 Jun 2004
                         I'm so sorry..... by Ginger, 8 Jun 2004
                         a few preliminary words about Bob by Richard Hell, 8 Jun 2004
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                                                 Zappa's by Dom Clemente, 6 May 2005
                                 Quine by Chris Alias, 10 Jun 2004
                                 Bob Quine by Ian, 10 Jun 2004
                                 Jim Marshall lists Quine's favorites by Richard Hell, 11 Jun 2004
                                         Bob Q. by gaffney, 6 Feb 2005
                                 condolences by Jack Fris, 11 Jun 2004
                                         Robert Quinne by slimedog, 12 Jun 2004
                                 Serendipity - and an R. Hell quote by Riot Nrrrd™, 13 Jun 2004
                                 Robt Quine. by Richard Kopecky, 14 Jun 2004
                         Passing by Mike, 8 Jun 2004
                                 Well put by George, 10 Jun 2004
                         R. Quine by GretchenC, 8 Jun 2004
                         the news is startling... by steve mcavoy, 8 Jun 2004
                                 Steve Mcavoy by Rob Filardo, 10 Jun 2004
                         The Bluest Mask by Patrick, 9 Jun 2004
                 Thanks Bob by Paul, 8 Jun 2004
                 Thank you.... by ECD, 8 Jun 2004
                 All I can say is by Binaoh, 8 Jun 2004
                 Oh,boy!§ by Antoine, 7 Jun 2004
                         robert quine by rich d, 7 Jun 2004
                                 Bob Quine by slimedog, 7 Jun 2004
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                 Dear Quine by Felipe Lipa Zangrandi, 9 Jun 2004
                 QUINE by chris maguire, 9 Jun 2004
                 Rober Q. by tim, 9 Jun 2004
                 quine with zorn by Markkus Rose, 9 Jun 2004
                         Quine/Zorn recommendations by Maurice Rickard, 9 Jun 2004
                 more bad news by Mike, 9 Jun 2004
                 Deep sense of loss.... by Marco Tonalezzi, 10 Jun 2004
                 Robert Quine by genericbat, 10 Jun 2004
                 Quine Encounters by Tim from Toronto, 10 Jun 2004
                         Quine encounter by Fred Giannelli, 27 Jun 2004
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                 Re: Mr. Quine by Connie, 12 Jun 2004
                 robert quine tribute page by generic, 13 Jun 2004
                 Bob Quine by Susan Beschta/Springfield, 7 Jun 2004
                         rip Robert Quine by glenn, 7 Jun 2004
                 Bob stay with God. by Rodrigo Amadeu, 7 Jun 2004
                         Remembering Bob Quine by Andy Schwartz, 7 Jun 2004
                                 stood alone by tony, 8 Jun 2004
                                         Bob Quine by geraldine fibber, 8 Jun 2004
                                         pilgrimage to quine stomping grounds by markus Rose, 22 Jun 2004
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