Today I found out my long time friend from birth, my brother Jimmy is defiantly leaving us but God has given him sometime to be with the ones he loves. Today he was awake, ornery, and sweet as ever.IDK how he does it but his nurse, the female Chaplin, all hot! LOL!! We had lunch together and when I was leaving he got me to sneak a cig to him. Told him "as long as you don't lite it." He whispered "Hey Tam! I'm going to smoke it when I go outside soon." Still apart of me that would not doubt it. Then I looked at his last days with the TV turned on to channel he didn't prob. pic and ran out and bought one of the last of 2 CD players at Fred Meyers with big headphones so they won't slip off his head. NOW they have him partially restraint Silly. Got him the new Willie, Bonnie Rait, and the lost Cash tapes. Also thru in blues. Ozzy!. and of coarse some GD. (~);-) I would always play them when he wasn't looking and he would always say "Hey! Who is this? These guys are good!".Just going to enjoy him while I can. All his nieces who I baby sat came and flew up to his sisters house to be closer to him so I will get to see them again. Thanx all for the support! I am glad to say I made it thru with no cops called. No harm to myself or others. Well a little ding on my trunk but Hey!, something had to give!
Anyone remember Cactus. He played guitar and mandolin . He toured in the 90s and was young, maybe 18 in '90 he is not in Phish or Granola Funk(lots of people direct me that way) ...
We lost Phaedre Boothe last week. Story above^^. A fund was set up to help her loved ones bring her back to Texas from NY and help with the funeral service. If you knew her or would like to help here is the info. TY
Donation Information: There are two legitimate accounts to which donations can be made.
1. via paypal: Go to paypal. Click "send money". Type in firstname.lastname@example.org, then proceed onto the following steps
2. City Bank Lubbock: there is a fund set up under the name Phaedra Boothe Memorial Fund. This can be done at any Lubbock City Bank location.
*All donations are greatly appreciated. We are extremely grateful for the outpouring love, support, and kind words in regards to our dear Phaedra.
Sistah Phaedra Boothe will be laid to rest today after being found in her hotel room from falling. She was waiting for the Caps shows. Furthur sent roses with white Lilly's and a note "From all of us in the Furthur band, we saw you, and love you. Phaedre, We mourn along side your family. May we find comfort in song as you soar onward. Furthur." NPA. (~);-)
He wrote some great ones, and was by all accounts a great guy. I think I like this best of all his songs.
Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)
It won't be the same without you.
May your journey through the stars be peaceful.
November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014.
leaving behind a wife, a young son and two young daughters. He had everything. When you and I hit rock bottom from addiction, it's usually because we've lost our relationships and our material items. With help and time, both of those can be repaired and replaced. Wealthy addicts often hit rock bottom when their heart stops. I wouldn't want to live the Hollywood lifestyle for anything. No, thank you.
If you haven't seen "Capote", you're missing a very fine cinematic performance; PSH won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2006, and deservedly so. He was one of my favorites. He was also the right-hand-man of the Big Lebowski. Charlie Rose paid a nice homage to him tonight by replaying clips of interviews from past years.
As far as heroin goes, a recent NPR program highlighted the fact that Afghanistan is currently in line to be the world's largest producer of opium.......by far. Far more than anytime in their past. And that's saying something. What it's saying is this: you can't oppress poor people forever; "we will survive, we will get by". When most of the men have been killed by foreign forces and the Taliban, a mother of 5 will be more than willing to grow beautiful flowers for more cash than any possible form of legal employment she could get in a war-torn, 3rd world country. She has a family to provide for (survival): plain and simple.
Sometimes we choose to live, sometimes we choose to escape.....old news, but still relevant.
PS. There is a fellow whom we all admire who struggled with a similar taste, remember?
I've mentioned elsewhere on this site about the switch from prescription meds to heroin. I actually think this premeditated by the GOD business. The more tolerance people build up, the more they demand higher potency, thus fent rears it's ugly head.
Heroin is an epidemic where I live, with all the attendant horror stories. Medical professionals need to get their heads out of their asses and manage people's pain meds. and getting licensed to treat with Suboxone, the only true way to lick this habit for good in a short time without rehab for 30 days. Methedone is no answer.
I don't know PSH's personal story. It may have been depression or a death wish.
The story here for me is not only the sad loss of such a great actor, but also the insidious nature of heroin. I've seemingly been hearing way too many stories of tragedy and woe stemming from heroin especially lately. Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Bud Light, Theraflu (all street names), heroin laced with potentially deadly fentanyl that junkies are actively seeking out despite being 80X stronger than morphine; what the hell is going on here?!?