Monday, June 2, 2008
Very Sad Day In Music...Well Loved,and Will Be Missed
What a very sad day indeed! And what can you say about this man that hasn't
already been said? And one of my favorites has to pass away
on my birthday too....not much celebrating for me today. I was going to
post this set sooner, but was a little in shock over the amount of music
I would have to put together, and being a beginner at this,well, it was a
major task. Well, it's time now,to get the lead out, so to speak.
And if you're going to post it, do it all correctly right? I really hate
being the person who posts things when someone dies. But I was going
to post it soon anyways. After all, I did tell you about a book to read
about a month back, on an older post about Bo Diddley. And there's
so few books about him, that one is probably the best one to read.
There's 12 discs in this series,which is thee most complete set you're
find on the planet right now. This is a pretty amazing set of discs and
I will post as many as I can over the next week for you.This is the best
sounding series of discs, and it has got every single, and b-side on it!
On a personal note:
I count myself lucky having seen him several times over the years,
and when I last saw Bo Diddley in 2005, I already thought he might
have been sick, tired and also not wanting to tour or play live anymore.
But Bo carried on and played sitting down, at Little Steven's Underground
Festival in New York City on Randall's Island in August '05.
And what a show.
He was the elder statesmen of the event,and showed them all how it's done.
I was lucky to chat with him backstage, and he let me take some photos of
his guitar, then he gave me a guitar pick. What a crap in my pants moment.
Whatta nice man he was to me. He even gave me advice!
And that asshole Iggy wouldn't even acknowledge me or sign my things,
(I so bravely asked him to do for me) I guess some people are real, and
love their fans to death, and some aren't. Take that!
Bo signed many things for all of his fans that day, and held court backstage
like a king, he talked about so many things, and told me, never get married!
You don't need a piece of paper, plus divorce is a bitch! A regular guy, who
made the coolest music, and got totally ripped off by the record labels.
He talked about that at length, saying he'd never get remembered, and that
other and bigger stars will be remembered, and he wouldn't be.
That's not so, Bo! I think he's more ground-breaking than anyone else in his
And there's not one garage band who wasn't inspired by that Bo Diddley beat!
What a cool guy, and a tireless performer! Tune in,more to come!