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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:15 am 
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Dear Steve
Wishing you a very happy birthday. Thanks for the new Naked Tracks. Can we please have liner notes added to the Naked Tracks mini site.
Regards
Richard


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 am 
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Happy Birthday Steve (hope you read the birthday wishes on this forum).
I have no gift for you, but you have a gift for us - the new naked tracks! Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:15 am 
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wonder if ibanez sends him guitars for his birthday. Happy birthday Steve, hope you enjoy your day playing and out of the country.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:20 am 
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Dear Steve,

Wishing you a very happy birthday! I've been very fortunate not only in working with you for 3 years now but also spending a few birthdays together. Highlights:

1. June 6, 2010 - The Favored Nations team wanted to do something special for your 50th birthday so we called Ibanez, got a JEM and all signed it. In the process, one of us decided it would be fun to color in some of the fret markers with Sharpie. I won't say who (*Juli*n* cough cough*) and the next thing we knew, we were doodling all over your present. After looking at it -with all the doodles- we were thinking we might have screwed up the whole thing; hoping some saving force would come along to help clean things up. Enter Scotty, who proposed building a gorgeous coffee table with a crushed velour bed to rest the guitar in with a glass panel on top. We were saved by true artistry:

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There was also this that year http://bit.ly/dub0lL which I worked into my freelance job at the lamp store. Segue to...

2. September 21, 2011 - My 30th birthday. You gave me the coolest surprise imaginable-- an Ibanez JEM FP2! The very guitar that you unveiled at Jemfest X the previous summer where I shot a promo video for Ibanez-- placed in my hands as a gift. After playing the guitar for 2 years, I've learned it's the only guitar that you would ever play-- and it makes me sound like I have heightened guitar abilities! Was it just a dream or did 20 friends and I party in The Mothership the next day, recording music with Greg Wurth at the console/helm

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3. This birthday - Although you're in Russia, the birthday wishes coming in from all over the globe are exceptionally cool. The website has undergone cool changes in the last year, seeing your Facebook page has nearly 2 million fans & top guitar publications have wished you a happy birthday through social media. It's just awesome to see. Not to mention today marks the release of Naked Tracks Volumes 6&7 http://www.vai.com/home/.

I suppose fans who don't know you personally might want to know that in addition to being a virtuoso musician, a boundary-pushing composer and an artist in multiple realms, I have seen you go out of your way to do kind things for others, are a great family man & can run an Excel worksheet better than Bill Gates after 3 cups of coffee (dudes, it's scary when one-of-a-kind talent comes together with unparalleled focus.. even when it comes to documents).

Wishing you a special birthday from sunny Southern California, where I'm going to see Greg in a bit as well as Thomas later this afternoon- to be transported into the future (and help tweak his new Macintosh).

Best,
Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:32 am 
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Warmest birthday wishes for a very talented musician. Mr. Vai, your music has touched the souls of so many here in the Ultra Zone. I'm sure you will find yourself surrounded by family and friends, and I hope that your Birthday is filled with many wonderful moments and memories.


Have a terrific birthday

Respectfully,

Nate


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:36 am 
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Happy Birthday Steve!!
You are an amazing musician!
Thank you for making my life richer


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:43 am 
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Hey Steve, happy birthday!!!

Your music brings such happiness to me and I hope you feel this happiness too, today and every other day!

Much love,
Annie :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:44 am 
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Steve -

I currently don't have the pleasure of knowing you personally, but hope that will change at some point in the future, if for no other reason than to be able to thank you in person. You have been a constant inspiration to me the past 7 (!) years of my life, and it is your playing that inspired me to pick up an axe in the first place.

Beyond being such a talented individual, you are one of the wisest people I have had the pleasure of learning from. So much so that I keep notebooks filled with your wisdom in a very special place on my bookshelf.

Truly, your work and your words have changed my life in ways nothing and no one else could have. Thanks for the last 7 years, and here's to the next 77!

All the best and a happy birthday,
Adam Keith


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:50 am 
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Hey Steve,
Happy Birthday!
You're absolutely amazing and I can't wait to see you back in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
By the way, I've been studying guitar with Carina Alfie for quiet a while now, and I know she is a good friend of yours and she also wishes you a happy birthday!
I wish I could see you playing with the orchestra!
Regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Hernan


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:51 am 
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I shall use my first post to provide the inevitable wishes of the birthday kind to the illustrious Mr. V.

From one Steve to another - thanks for the inspiration over the years, both on my musical journey and my personal one. :mrgreen:

Now come back to the UK soon before those fingers get tired. :guitar :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:53 am 
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Happy Birthday Steve, can't wait to see you again... I wonder what would be the present of your dreams ? Would love to please you in exchange of your music :guitar


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:58 am 
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Happy Birthday Mr. Vai!!! You are very amazing! Sometimes when i'm watching your show, the way that you play make me cry... so many emotions... i can't explain! You are my favorite guitar player! I wish good luck in your life and safe travelling while on the road!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:59 am 
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Hi Steve!

Happy birthday and thanks for everything, your music and your guitar are very special and really unique.

My best wishes

Raff


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Happy Birthday, Steve!

I also wanted to let you know that, because of some recent interviews you made (most notably Guitar Center and Berklee), I've rediscovered why I'm drawn to great music.

Your music inspires immensely as does your life's philosophy.

Thanks for sharing your gifts!

Nestor

P.S.: Have a great tour!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:06 pm 
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Happy birthday to the greatest guitarist on the planet earth! All the best!


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