Happy Birthday Dom!

Sometimes my timing is impeccable!  Take this week, for instance.  Amanda and I are putting the final finishing touches on our massive writing project, and I come out of my writing cave just in time to wish   Dom a very happy birthday!!

It is easy to come up with nice things to say about Dom on any day.  It’s special to be able to say nice things on his birthday, though.  For one, the guy exudes constant energy and gives 100% during every single show I’ve ever seen. (and I’ve seen more shows with Dom than with Andy and Warren combined)  He never just “phones it in”.  Not only that—he makes it look like he’s having fun and that it’s all easy.

JoNiDo at Berkeley

I love it when he’s touring with Duran Duran.  Sometimes Dom tweets pictures from the places he’s visited, or will even mention the shows and things he’s taken in along the way.  In fact, he’s the guy who convinced me to go see Love in Las Vegas!  He was right!  He’s not the greatest at social media,  but I’m really happy we’re not just seeing #RIP tweets from him these days.  He tries.  He gets a “B” from me for effort. 😉  And sometimes, like last night as he retweeted birthday greetings from fans, he even gets an A.  (hope that retweeting finger heals soon…ha ha ha!)

I can’t say whether or not he’s patient all the time.  However, when I saw him last April and asked him for a picture, we had trouble getting our camera phone to work. Unfortunately, we ended up needing the flash. For someone who was jet-lagged and blinded by the light (get it?), he was happy to stand there with me.  Now I have have evidence of a memory that doesn’t have one or both of us with our eyes closed in the shot. 😀

Yes, I still think the band is lucky to have such a good-natured, hard-working guy playing guitar for them.  He’s a great addition to their live band—it is strange using the word “addition” after what has been 11 years or so now—but I think the fans are lucky he’s out there too.  He helps to make the shows fun, and I’m glad he’s there.

I hope he has a fantastic birthday with family at home, and my best wishes for many more.  See you in a few weeks, Dom!!

Happy Birthday!!

-R

 

 

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