Post by Rat Tomago on Nov 25, 2016 12:42:53 GMT -5
theres going to be some real bad years coming up. Once we hit the era of actors and musicians from the 60s and 70s dropping regularly with the occasional youngster thrown in it's going to be every year we're losing multiple icons. One year it will be Paul and Mel brooks and willie. One year will be mick and dolly and deniro.
I think this year hurts more because Bowie and prince in particular were relatively young and totally unique. Hurts much more to lose something that only comes around once. Sharon jones, lemmy and Alan rickman also left far too early this year.
Cash Askew from Them Are Us Too is confirmed to be one of the at least 33 people who were killed in a fire at The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. A much smaller name for sure compared to some of the others this year. Each city has spaces which help the creative community thrive, and it's a loss for everyone when a city loses one of those spaces and some of the people that made it alive.
To pay my respects, I put on a couple of his songs from California Jam: Lucky Man, Still You Turn Me On, The Great Gates of Kiev and finally I believed in Father Christmas.
They were sent to the gates. Ride the tides of fate, ride the tides of fate. They were sent to the gates, in the burning of our yearning for life to be, to be, to be. There's no end to my life. No beginning to my death. Death is life.
Tweet from Morgan Murphy: 2017 is like the comic that went on after Michael Richards screamed the n-word
Crimson, ELP, Gabriel Genesis, Yes, Gong, UK, etc. all that shit rules but his work on In the Court of the Crimson King and then the fill in vocals on Wake of Poseidon are great but almost a career beginning afterthought compared to Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus and Works Volume 1 though. I hear you becaus King Crimson is probably my all time favorite band, but Lake is a small part of that shit when you consider the Wetton years and then 80s, 90s and today's incarnations.