I just lost a friend named Frank at 45. So young with a lot of life left to live ahead of him. Three kids and his his loving wife He won't be there for the "firsts" I noticed at his wake last night the out pouring of love and comfort shown to this man and his family I was told that he had a line at the funeral home from 4:00 to 9:00 I was one of many who standed in the line I waited for an hour and 15 minutes before I could even pay my respects to his wife, kids, brothers, sister and parents.
There are not too many people out there when you meet for the first time to hit it off Frank was one of those people who would engage in conversation with any stranger and then would become his friend I am one of those people I am going to miss Frank and all of our little conversations while hanging out watching our friends band play I guess I will see you when I meet up with you in paradise in the meantime please have a cold one ready for me
is lucky enuf (or not) to have had someone think of them or remember them in a kind way.......today it crossed my mind that there are surely so many people who struggle with daily existence and pass un-noticed but for ...God.......today i'll pray for them, because mebbe no one else will...
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?"