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Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis - December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012

a man of many talents; musician, composer, arranger, drummer, producer, disc-jockey....
they don't make 'em like that anymore.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/19/johnny-otis

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In memory of Etta James 1-25-1938 to 1-20-2012

Here's an opportunity for Blues fans to petition the Grammy Organization to create a stand-alone "Blues Music" category.

http://bluesrevue.com/give-blues-a-voice/#

Thank you :)

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Etta James

passed away after an ongoing battle with leukemia, sad to say. Now personally, I do not think "At Last" can be beat, and it was actually made into one of the most beautiful car commercials ever produced (which I say with no trace of irony, art and beauty are art and beauty).

However, thanks to Barry Howarth, we have this, which many of us actually witnessed, and remember fondly...

jonapi (not verified)
fire wheel burning in the air

thats good to hear.
it really is the most effective way of dealing with things like that; everyone sticks tight and helps the best way they can. the power of community.
a harsh lesson to learn at such a young age but hopefully it will influence them in a positive way in later life. thats all one can hope for.
be strong guys.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche is a really helpful book for future reading, especially after the initial shock and grief has passed.

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I'm sure the appreciate it

One thing that IS good is how the kids are sticking together. Saturday night most of my son's clique met to hang out, and try to help each other deal. They learned in a very hard way that they aren't immortal, and that certain rules like "cross the tracks with the tunnel, not directly" exist for a very good reason. They're taking turns reaching out to the parents, will show up en masse at the funeral and things like that.

jonapi (not verified)
healing with form, energy and light

oh, good lord, that's terribly sad. absolutely awful.
please pass on my prayers and condolences to everyone involved.
please let them all band together and share their wounds openly. let them all be strong. let them heal deeply and let us all offer compassion and strength.

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yikes TL

that is just horrible. So sorry for your son and his friends.

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Way too soon

R,I.P. Yannik. 14 years old, and friend of my son.lost his life Friday night, due to a very stupid decision. Left a whole bunch of kids severely traumatized-especially the ones who were there and saw the train run him over. A whole lot of people need prayers and vibes after this one.

jonapi (not verified)
two more for the other side

a couple of belated shout-outs to two wonderful musicians who made my world just that little bit brighter.

Euclid James 'Motorhead' Sherwood - May 8, 1942 – December 25, 2011

member of Frank Zappa's original Mothers; automobile tinkerer, voice effecter and saxophonic blurter. shook a mean tambourine too.
sadly missed.

lastly, the magnificent Sam Rivers - September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011

mighty jazz musician and composer; how i would've loved to be present at the Studio Rivbea loft in those free jazz blowout days.
sadly missed.

jonapi (not verified)
plane of higher fields

sorry Oroboros, have only just checked this topic.
may i offer my sincere condolences to you and your family and friends.
i really understand when you say a better conclusion than the alternative of living and suffering.
my Dad felt the same way towards the end of his life from terminal cancer; i remember him quietly and gently saying to my mum one day, that he'd had enough and just couldn't deal with the pain anymore.
it is indeed preferable to such terrible discomfort. they are both now free to explore the Universe and have reached peace. a new fantastical journey begins...
take care and always feel free to PM me if you want to talk or ramble or reminisce.

"Remember the clear light, the pure clear white light from which everything in the universe comes, to which everything in the universe returns".

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