my friend lee is a certified dead head..so much so, that i can't follow..he would be what i would concider a true fan..he's met different bandmembers and tells stories about his many experiances on the west coast in the 70's and of course living on the street, riding the rails etc.he talks of an evening in sf offering gerry pizza while shitfaced and making a fool of himself..even in his foolishness he says gerry showed him respect....these days he suffer's from cancer but i have to say he is still allways ingulfed in a dead book or playing his dead music on his guitar or stereo..he seems to be passing us to the bittersweet end but whats sad is his history goes with him..i'm telling my version to keep a little alive...i broke confidence and told him about a time i had with gratefull dead bill..i was speaking at a meeting bill and i had gone to together...i had told him that bill was a genuine good guy and his face lit up as if he allready knew...it seems that being a dead head is a piece of a historical puzzle ..i can take a piece if i need it and you can put it back...either way for people like lee it will allways be...thanks..
Some warm thoughts for our dear friend Oroboros, whose Uncle Bus recently passed away.
Sounds like a wonderful "Old Man". I know he has a hell of a nephew.
May you be forever young.
Blossom Dearie - sweet voiced, excellent pianist - overlooked because of the other extraordinary talent of the time - Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day - she was, however, a one-of-a-kind. Her "Someone To Watch Over Me" is timeless.
"Where does the time go?"
Id just like to post something for my dad-who I lost when I was 15-December 26 1985-I want to thank him for all his hard work,Kindness,and understanding.But most of all I want to thank him for showing me how to be a real father--My twins would have loved him so much-I Miss him-He was a GOOD MAN. ROBERT HUGH HARGROVE 1929-1985
are the quoted words on the back of our friend's memorium.....he was the owner of Old Chicago Pizza, Petaluma, Ca...rest in peace-you're being missed by us all.....
xoxoxo Gypsy Cowgirl
Wishing comfort and better times to all who are suffering such losses.
Another of the Grand Old Jazz Men gone to play in that big smoky club in the sky.
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I used to listened to the hell out of some of his stuff - Motel Shot w/ Duane Allman, as well as that killer song from Duane's anthology, "Out On the Open Road." I loved the song "I Don't Want To Discuss It" first on "History of Eric Clapton" which lead me to Delaney and Bonnie & Friends" with EC - what great music. Thanks, Delaney Bramlett.
Hang in there, Caroline - Cubbies'll win in '09 and that should help ease the pain.
"Where does the time go?"
of " delaney & bonnie " died saturday of complications due to gallbladder surgery. co-wrote "let it rain" with eric clapton, who subsequently recorded it. co-wrote "superstar" with leon russell which has been recorded by usher, luther vandross, bette midler, the carpenters and recently, sonic youth, for the movie "juno". also with clapton he wrote "never ending song of love", recorded by over 100 artists, including ray charles, george jones, tammy wynette, patty loveless and dwight yoakum. performed, co-wrote and recorded with jimi hendrix, janis joplin, john lennon, dave mason, billy preston, everly brothers and mac davis. produced etta james and elvin bishop. with then wife, bonnie lynn, formed " delaney & bonnie and friends" opening for eric clapton and blind faith in 1969............R.I.P.
Here's hoping the New Weir brings you lots peace and happiness!
Hippy New Weir to you and may God Lesh you!
Stuman hoping your neighbors found peace too!
Hippy New Weir to you too, God Lesh!!