Category Archives: R.I.P.
Something a little different today peoples….. A year ago (July 30th) a good friend of mine passed away. I probably should have posted this then, but I figured I would still remember everything I wanted to say a year later. … Continue reading
I do find it a little disrespectful that his drunken antics are mentioned more than the fact that he found a way to stay relevant in country music for almost 4 decades. His antics made good copy, because like his music, they were real. Continue reading
Bass legend Donald “Duck” Dunn died over the weekend. He was (of course) playing shows in Tokyo with Eddie Floyd and his constant foil, Steve Cropper. While his contributions to modern American music are legion, most will recognize his … Continue reading
Ralph McQuarrie out. In real bummer news, legendary sci-fi illustrator Ralph McQuarrie died on March 3rd. His initial design paintings for a little move called Star Wars made it possible A.) for studio execs to have some sort of idea of what this crazy George Lucas … Continue reading
Etta James out. Sad news today as Etta James passed away at age 73. She merged the rough vocal stylings of Big Mama Thorton and the sophistication of Billie Holiday into a new version of soul in the 50s-60s. Just rifling off of the names … Continue reading
Why the big man mattered to me Springsteen was a big deal to me as a kid. Maybe it was a Kansas City thing, or my aunt’s love of him, but it was a definite cornerstone of my early, influential … Continue reading