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2014-07-17 05:16:20 AM  
Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.
 
2014-07-17 07:42:38 AM  
DUH NUH, NA NUH NUH, NA NUH NUH NUHHHHHHHHH *ack*

clearly, I got nuthin.
at least the can get a tan in heaven now.
 
2014-07-17 07:54:42 AM  
I'd seen him many times over the years. Very underrated.

Amazing slide work.
 
2014-07-17 08:07:44 AM  
This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine, so this definitely comes as a shock. Pretty sure Buddy Guy's Legends over in Chicago is gonna have a badass tribute night or two for him (wish I was still in Chicago to go see that).

Him, Stevie, Pinetop, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy, and John Lee are having the mother of all jam sessions right now. RIP to a true legend!
 
2014-07-17 08:09:12 AM  
He was finally scheduled to play in my neck of the woods this December.  Bummer.
 
2014-07-17 08:12:56 AM  
First saw him at the old Ice House venue in Greenville, NC, in '71. My ears rang for a couple days afterward but I was hooked. Saw him every time he was in town, and must admit he was looking OK last year and I figured he had another decade in him at least.

Must have worn out several copies of "Live" over the years and I was listening to "Saints and Sinners" just the other day. Damn, that's some sad news.
 
2014-07-17 08:22:19 AM  
Saw him years ago... awesome player ..a bit odd ... but he will be missed. Wa looking forward to that next album too.
 
2014-07-17 08:23:49 AM  
I saw him back in 2006.  He needed help getting to his seat on the stage but he could still play like a motherfarker.
 
2014-07-17 08:27:40 AM  
RIP Johnny. Truly one of the greats.
 
2014-07-17 08:31:50 AM  
Nooooo!
I can't even count the number of times I've been to a Johnny Winter concert, last time was a year or two ago.

I lived in St.Pete in the mid 70s and he loved playing there and Tampa so much that he turned up at least 4-5 times a year (tix were 4-6 bucks back then). His energy used to put Mick to shame, and I love the Stones.
Granted he lost a lot of his chops the last 12 or so years but I didn't care. I've never seen a consistantly better slide player, it was magical.

I don't want to believe that he's gone. Are we sure? "Every now and then I know it's kinda hard to tell, but I'm still alive and well!"

/the world is a little less cool today
//RIP Johnny
 
2014-07-17 08:32:13 AM  

kling_klang_bed: This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine,


on the morning show i listen to (bo & jim on lonestar 92.5 from dallas) the guys were talking about how johnny had apparently gotten clean and sober in recent years

they also played his original version of "rock & roll hoochie coo", which was later made famous by his friend/bandmate rick darringer, and i must say his original the superior version of that song...i like rick's, but johnny did it better
 
2014-07-17 08:33:55 AM  
well that sucks.  he was looking pretty rough in this interview. damn that two snake hat band is the shiat though.
 
2014-07-17 08:45:05 AM  

TommyymmoT: Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.


Besides a few nominations he did win a Grammy for "Nothin' But The Blues" with Muddy Waters band backing him.
He also produced 3 albums for Mr.Morganfield that all won Grammys. By all accounts he was an amazing producer; Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.
 
2014-07-17 08:46:05 AM  
Dude could play.
 
2014-07-17 08:56:25 AM  
Never saw him play live, but damn, he could play the hell out of a guitar.  RIP, Johnny.
 
2014-07-17 09:02:01 AM  
I think he and James Cotton were the first rock concert I ever saw. MLG, 1975, in a blinding snowstorm. It was kickass. Thanks.
 
2014-07-17 09:03:05 AM  
Saw the Allmans once and Johnny came out for the encore. His band "Johnny Winter And"  (Rick Derringer, Randy Zehringer and Randy Hobbs) kicked all kindsa ass
 
2014-07-17 09:07:33 AM  
simpsonswiki.com
I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.
 
2014-07-17 09:09:53 AM  
RIP Johnny

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-17 09:11:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [simpsonswiki.com image 800x592]
I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.


being still half asleep i couldn't quite think properly yet...i KNEW there was some tv joke about the brothers winter i vaguely recalled...that was it, thanks!
 
2014-07-17 09:28:32 AM  
I saw him last a couple of years ago in Columbus, OH.  He sat for the entire show and, like the previous poster mentioned, needed help to get on and off the stage.  I thought he looked pretty frail at the time.  First time I saw him was in the mid-70s, opening up for somebody (forget who).  Probably one of my first real encounters with the blues.
 
2014-07-17 09:28:55 AM  
Saw him and his people curbside at LAX a few years ago with some equipment.

I can confirm his stark whiteness.

/RIP
 
2014-07-17 09:29:35 AM  

lindalouwho: Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.


CSB.....

Around ten years ago I was in Chicago for work.  With a day off the only thing I wanted to do was visit Chess Studios.  I managed to get there about an hour after they'd stopped doing tours.  I banged on the door and pleaded with a very generous man who let me in and gave me the tour of the place one-on-one.

When I stepped into the hardwood covered floor where they played the reverb of my boots on it stopped be after a few steps.  There was "that" sound I heard in so many recordings.  It's hard to describe; you hear so much from one place and then you get there in person and it just sends chills up your spine.

The place is a charity now called "Blues Heaven."  IIRC the charge for the tour was $5.  I gave them fifty and bought everyone on my Christmas list a shirt.

That place is about as much "Mecca" as I will ever know.
 
2014-07-17 09:31:02 AM  
To non-blues fans  he'll always be the maniac screaming behind Muddy Waters on "Mannish Boy:"

When I was a young boy / YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
At the age of five / WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2014-07-17 09:39:36 AM  

TimSTP: To non-blues fans  he'll always be the maniac screaming behind Muddy Waters on "Mannish Boy:"

When I was a young boy / YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
At the age of five / WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Awesome recording, no doubt.

To be fair, Johnny also did a shiat ton of rock n roll. For many years as soon as he hit the stage he screamed out "Rock and Rooollll!
 
2014-07-17 09:40:17 AM  
Slide on you crazy diamond

/RIP
 
2014-07-17 09:41:25 AM  
Terrible terrible news. a few more years and all we'll have left are souless hacks like Bonamassa.
 
2014-07-17 09:42:37 AM  
His doppelganger is that rich guy who shows up at all the NBA games, James Goldstein.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Goldstein

I would love having his money, but, for God's sake, I never want to be identified as a "superfan".
 
2014-07-17 09:53:43 AM  
I thought he looked pale.
 
2014-07-17 10:02:32 AM  

simplyxmas.files.wordpress.com


RIP OLD MAN WINTER

 
2014-07-17 10:18:05 AM  
 
2014-07-17 10:19:21 AM  

cdn.tshirtonomy.com


What is dead may never die!

 
2014-07-17 10:21:48 AM  
Second Winter is a sacred text.
 
2014-07-17 10:27:51 AM  
It's a sad day.
 
2014-07-17 10:28:02 AM  
Winter is no longer coming.
 
2014-07-17 10:33:30 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Saw him and his people curbside at LAX a few years ago with some equipment.

I can confirm his stark whiteness.

/RIP


His 'Rig Rundown' on YouTube is a thing of beauty. Some of those things are 30 minutes long, his is about 4.
 
2014-07-17 10:36:13 AM  
Edgar is really devastated, he must have been crying all night, his eyes are red
 
2014-07-17 10:42:35 AM  
img.fark.net

Goddamnitsomuch...
 
2014-07-17 10:52:43 AM  

lindalouwho: TommyymmoT: Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.

Besides a few nominations he did win a Grammy for "Nothin' But The Blues" with Muddy Waters band backing him.
He also produced 3 albums for Mr.Morganfield that all won Grammys. By all accounts he was an amazing producer; Muddy said that he was astonished that Johnny was able to recreate the old Chess sound.


That stint in the late 70s, working with Muddy... dang. Really great stuff. RIP.
 
2014-07-17 10:57:45 AM  
His best album:

upload.wikimedia.org

Very few of the real guys left.

RIP
 
2014-07-17 11:09:45 AM  

bungle_jr: kling_klang_bed: This definitely sucks! Saw him on TV not long ago, and he looked and sounded just fine,

they also played his original version of "rock & roll hoochie coo", which was later made famous by his friend/bandmate rick darringer, and i must say his original the superior version of that song...i like rick's, but johnny did it better


In the mid-90s Winter put out a 2-CD set called "A Rock and Roll Collection" due to fan demand - it's a good example of his abilities as a producer since he obviously spent a lot of hours cleaning up and remastering for digital. Anyway, "Hoochie Coo" is much improved and worth your pennies.
 
2014-07-17 11:13:28 AM  

bungle_jr: Rapmaster2000: [simpsonswiki.com image 800x592]
I still love this episode where Homer mistakes them for zombies.

being still half asleep i couldn't quite think properly yet...i KNEW there was some tv joke about the brothers winter i vaguely recalled...that was it, thanks!


www.simpsonspark.com
Die you chalk-faced goons!
 
2014-07-17 11:18:12 AM  
My old bass teacher is/was the bass player to Johnny's band.  Fantastic band.  Sad to see such an amazing musician leave this earth.  Glad he was here though.
 
2014-07-17 11:42:34 AM  

guestguy: [img.fark.net image 850x511]

Goddamnitsomuch...


Wow, that's one hell of a week of music there (or would have been).

****
I never saw him live but my god could he play.  The world is a lesser place today.
 
2014-07-17 11:50:45 AM  
Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k
 
2014-07-17 11:53:48 AM  

Blues legend Johnny Winter dead at 70.


I wonder if there is some kind of doctor who* could bring him back.

www.apptentive.com

* Not a time lord.


Fronk-en-shteen
 
2014-07-17 11:56:27 AM  
Sigh.

Saw him in 2005 for 40.00.  A steal!  I was a little concerned he'd fall off the stage a couple of times, but he done brung it.

/RIP Johnny Guitar
//Love me some "Check Out Her Mama"
 
2014-07-17 12:02:23 PM  
Sad news indeed.
 
2014-07-17 12:06:23 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k


Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"
 
2014-07-17 12:21:39 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k

Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"


He wasn't well and he was a tough man. 8-10years ago he played a benefit blues fest here - he was so sick that he had his leather jacket zipped up, and we had to get a heater to put onstage in front of him. Must have been flu chills because I kid you not - this was outdoors in July.
 
2014-07-17 12:31:35 PM  

lindalouwho: forgotmydamnusername: Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k

Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"

He wasn't well and he was a tough man. 8-10years ago he played a benefit blues fest here - he was so sick that he had his leather jacket zipped up, and we had to get a heater to put onstage in front of him. Must have been flu chills because I kid you not - this was outdoors in July.


He was kicking methadone.
 
2014-07-17 12:39:15 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"


Any time I've seen him in the last ten years he's looked bad.  Twice they practically had to wheel him out in a wheel chair.  Still, he could still play and sing .
 
2014-07-17 12:46:21 PM  

TommyymmoT: lindalouwho: forgotmydamnusername: Satanic_Hamster: Damn shame.  I know he's been in bad health for ten years now but still a sad day.

One of my favorite songs by him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u9y7pPjs3k

Yeah, I'm puzzled by all the remarks about how he looked fine above. As far as I could tell, for the last ten years, he was looking on his way out. My thought was, "This guy's still out there touring? Wow! Tough man!"

He wasn't well and he was a tough man. 8-10years ago he played a benefit blues fest here - he was so sick that he had his leather jacket zipped up, and we had to get a heater to put onstage in front of him. Must have been flu chills because I kid you not - this was outdoors in July.

He was kicking methadone.


Ah, now it makes more sense. It was scary how bad he looked but he could still play that guitar just like ringin' a bell ;-)
 
2014-07-17 12:51:53 PM  
Mike Bloomfield said JW was the best white blues guitarist he'd ever heard - when Johnny was 16

Pretty big compliment coming from Bloomers
 
2014-07-17 01:03:17 PM  
I've been trying to learn "Back to Dallas" for five years with no luck at all. That man played a mean guitar.

:-(
 
2014-07-17 01:13:34 PM  
Aw man. There goes another era of music. I loved it when he was with Muddy Waters for his big comeback albums - specifically Hard Again. That was a Who's Who of blues at the time, with James Cotton on harp and Pinetop Perkins on piano. Looks like I'll be cranking that one up today.
 
2014-07-17 01:48:29 PM  
Well, Damn.
 
2014-07-17 03:23:50 PM  
OH, and I loved him in Defiance.
 
2014-07-17 03:49:07 PM  
RIP Sir. Second Winter was the soundtrack of highschool for me. Damn shame.
 
2014-07-17 04:06:02 PM  

guestguy: [img.fark.net image 850x511]

Goddamnitsomuch...


Dude, go see Delbert McClinton.  He puts on a GREAT show.
 
2014-07-17 04:08:55 PM  
Yeah the old guy was physically pretty deteriorated from heavy drug abuse in the 80s and 90s. He got a new manager, who I think was his rhythm guitarist for a time, and that guy got Johnny cleaned up and back on the road. Playing live is what kept Johnny going all these years. He wouldn't have made it this far had those lifestyle changes not been made. One thing's for sure though is that he did not lose his chops, even if he was frail in his old age.

RIP Johnny, you were one of the greats.
 
2014-07-17 04:33:23 PM  
I was supposed to see him a few months ago.My buddy said it might be the last time you see him.
I am sad.
 
2014-07-17 04:40:43 PM  
saw him at the nick in b'ham in early 80's during the guitar slinger tour. if anyone has ever been to the nick you can imagine how awesome that was. also, a friend had brought albums to get autographed, but was turned away by a roadie. the roadie noticed an eraserhead button i had on and said he would get the albums signed for my friend if i gave him the button. the deal was made. my friend got his albums signed and my drunk ass went to waffle house for two hours and then to work. being young was so great.
 
2014-07-17 04:58:14 PM  
I started working with him in the 80s, and he never seemed all that healthy,
He was about as fit as a Holocaust survivor even back then.

C(true)SB time:

The main reason that he remained in such poor health for so long, was because of his then manager, and consummate douche bag Teddy Slatus.

Teddy ripped Johnny off BIG TIME, for decades.
Johnny could have retired 20 years ago but now he was now being forced back to work to make up for all the lost time, and missing money.

Teddy read the riot act to his road managers, band, and crew (including me,  FOH) to not say a damned thing about his substance abuse, because it would hurt him, but in fact, it was because it made Teddy money.

At one point (yes, I was there) Teddy spoke to one of Johnny's "doctors" and said, and I quote "what are you doing? Johnny is starting to ask questions".

Johnny endured the next 20 years addicted to various substances wanting to quit, but was convinced by Teddy that everything was fine, that drugs were part of the creative process, it would be a scandal (what a laugh), and you don't have time for that (rehab, which Johnny requested).

Johnny and Edgar (as well as a host of others) had the same management and the crews were almost interchangeable.
I would tour with Edgar for 6 months or so at a whack no problem, but with Johnny the tour only lasted 28 days or so because Johnny had to be back in NYC to get his next month's supply ofmethadone.

They referred to it as "Johnny's period".

Typical conversation when the two crews met:

So, how's the blues tour going?
Great, very depressing.
How's that 14 minute version of Frankenstein going for ya?
Well it gives me time to pre-pack.

So how long are you out for?
Well, you know, until it's time for his period.
And you?
Been out for 3, 4 to go with a month off, then it's passport time for 2 months.

..to be continued
 
2014-07-17 07:06:31 PM  
 
2014-07-17 07:32:58 PM  
Someone already said it above, but this is truly one of JW's greatest pieces of work. I think it's one of the best rock albums ever recorded. Johnny plays on it and produced it.
www.jazz.com
 
2014-07-17 08:50:59 PM  

TommyymmoT: Damn shame considering that his next album featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Leslie West, and Joe Bonamassa will probably be the one that finally wins him the Grammy.


I read on Brian Setzer's FB page this morning that he is on it also. Damn.
Saw him last fall at the Roots N Blues fest in Columbia, Mo. Just like 10 or so years before, they helped him onstage & he sat during the whole performance. He still wailed on the geetar like nobody's business.
 
2014-07-17 09:55:28 PM  
What better tribute to the man than this photo. When Jimi says, I'll take the bass, you take the lead." You know you are a guitar player.
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-17 11:13:56 PM  
Hadn't seen Winter live in a good many years. But like a lot of great artists, he played hard to play hard. RIP.
 
2014-07-17 11:14:21 PM  
Some great stories in this thread I skimmed and will revisit later. My JW memory. The first time I ate a spiked watermelon. JW's Boney Maroney was on the radio. On my way to Day on the Green in Oakland, CA. Summer between 8th and 9th grade. My oldest sister wanted to go. Mom made her take me and middle sister after much begging. She took good care of us, but I had a blast. So, back to the point, whenever I taste cool, delicious watermelon, I think of Johnny Winter.
 
2014-07-17 11:26:44 PM  

freetomato: Some great stories in this thread I skimmed and will revisit later. My JW memory. The first time I ate a spiked watermelon. JW's Boney Maroney was on the radio. On my way to Day on the Green in Oakland, CA. Summer between 8th and 9th grade. My oldest sister wanted to go. Mom made her take me and middle sister after much begging. She took good care of us, but I had a blast. So, back to the point, whenever I taste cool, delicious watermelon, I think of Johnny Winter.


And for what it's worth, because I'm the only one here now, I'll tell you the lineup. Loverboy, Foreigner, Pat Travers, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, and Blue Oyster Cult in that order.
(Half hour pause)

Well. Just looked. It was a year later than I thought. 1981, not 1980.

Humph. My memories remain the same, dammit!
 
2014-07-18 07:00:43 AM  
Best. Dylan. Cover. EVAR

/know he was about more.

still...this is my go-to winter track.

/r.i.p. sir.
//thanks for what you left behind.
 
2014-07-18 01:02:07 PM  
Saw him years ago in DC at Carter-Baron, I think. I won 2 tix from WHFS and had only heard of him from
Hoochie Coo and Highway 61... His show was amazing, 2 1/2 hours of straight ahead rock n roll and blue that would melt your soul. One hell of a guitar player....
 
2014-07-18 01:58:51 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: Someone already said it above, but this is truly one of JW's greatest pieces of work. I think it's one of the best rock albums ever recorded. Johnny plays on it and produced it.
[www.jazz.com image 500x500]


Another good work of his:
pixhst.com

But I'll always be partial to this:
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2014-07-18 02:32:39 PM  
I just shelled out several hundred bucks for a bunch of shows months and months from now, so this news is distressing reminder.

Some of the artists are in the safe zone - over 27, under 60 - but the others are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Dear Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Laurie Anderson - please do not die in the next twelve months. Thank you.
 
2014-07-18 03:27:07 PM  

Meatybrain: I just shelled out several hundred bucks for a bunch of shows months and months from now, so this news is distressing reminder.

Some of the artists are in the safe zone - over 27, under 60 - but the others are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Dear Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Laurie Anderson - please do not die in the next twelve months. Thank you.


oh i'd love to see dr john!
 
2014-07-18 03:48:20 PM  

Meatybrain: I just shelled out several hundred bucks for a bunch of shows months and months from now, so this news is distressing reminder.

Some of the artists are in the safe zone - over 27, under 60 - but the others are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Dear Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Laurie Anderson - please do not die in the next twelve months. Thank you.


I'm seeing Dr.John for the 6th or 7th time a week from Saturday at our Blues Fest. Yay! You're gonna love him. Like most Fests these days, more genres than theone specified will be there.

pghblues.com

If you're lucky enough to have him play 2 gigs in one night in your town, one of them as The Night Tripper, for God's sake buy tickets for both if you can. No way you'll regret it.
 
2014-07-18 04:40:57 PM  

lindalouwho: Meatybrain: I just shelled out several hundred bucks for a bunch of shows months and months from now, so this news is distressing reminder.

Some of the artists are in the safe zone - over 27, under 60 - but the others are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Dear Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Laurie Anderson - please do not die in the next twelve months. Thank you.

I'm seeing Dr.John for the 6th or 7th time a week from Saturday at our Blues Fest. Yay! You're gonna love him. Like most Fests these days, more genres than theone specified will be there.

pghblues.com

If you're lucky enough to have him play 2 gigs in one night in your town, one of them as The Night Tripper, for God's sake buy tickets for both if you can. No way you'll regret it.


Single show, SFJazz Center members ONLY (Dr. John is jazz? Blacksmith Lady Bazoo is jazz? Laurie Anderson is - well, who the hell knows what Laurie Anderson is...) and it sold out almost immediately.

I will keep an eye peeled for this Nite Tripper, though.
 
2014-07-18 05:18:51 PM  

Meatybrain: lindalouwho: Meatybrain: I just shelled out several hundred bucks for a bunch of shows months and months from now, so this news is distressing reminder.

Some of the artists are in the safe zone - over 27, under 60 - but the others are getting a bit long in the tooth.

Dear Dr. John, Taj Mahal and Laurie Anderson - please do not die in the next twelve months. Thank you.

I'm seeing Dr.John for the 6th or 7th time a week from Saturday at our Blues Fest. Yay! You're gonna love him. Like most Fests these days, more genres than theone specified will be there.

pghblues.com

If you're lucky enough to have him play 2 gigs in one night in your town, one of them as The Night Tripper, for God's sake buy tickets for both if you can. No way you'll regret it.

Single show, SFJazz Center members ONLY (Dr. John is jazz? Blacksmith Lady Bazoo is jazz? Laurie Anderson is - well, who the hell knows what Laurie Anderson is...) and it sold out almost immediately.

I will keep an eye peeled for this Nite Tripper, though.


Do you know about the industry site Pollstar.com? Put in your city(and cities you're willing to travel to). See if he currently has a free day the day after that show. If he does, check every day to see if a show is added. A lot of the time you can at least get a heads up before tix go on sale. He's up there in age so I don't know if he still adds a show ataclub the same night like he used to.
Also, the times I've seen anyone has been over the course of a little more than 4 decades.
 
2014-07-18 05:44:16 PM  

lindalouwho: Also, the times I've seen anyone has been over the course of a little more than 4 decades.


And all this time I thought you were no more than two...

... actually, that "extra day" thing works, for true - I've used it to find Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and King Crimson mucking about in leeetle clubs. I shall be vigilant. I shall also hope I'm not so wasted at the show I scream for him to play Lady Blue. [I already know I'm going to yell "Friervogel!" during a Weimar dance band show, so it's not beyond possibility.]
 
2014-07-18 06:13:07 PM  

Meatybrain: lindalouwho: Also, the times I've seen anyone has been over the course of a little more than 4 decades.

And all this time I thought you were no more than two...

... actually, that "extra day" thing works, for true - I've used it to find Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and King Crimson mucking about in leeetle clubs. I shall be vigilant. I shall also hope I'm not so wasted at the show I scream for him to play Lady Blue. [I already know I'm going to yell "Friervogel!" during a Weimar dance band show, so it's not beyond possibility.]


Lol you've got me confused with Cindy - that reference went right over my head the first time someone made it.

And if i'd had more time (and was on my game) i'd have checked and saw that you're not 2 either ;-)

There used to be a bar here called The Decade that booked an extraordinary number of bands/musicians right before they broke into the big time. All us older folks should start writing this stuff down, so that when we go senile we can be amazed over and over again by how cool the times we grew up in were. Not even kidding.
 
2014-07-18 06:39:51 PM  

lindalouwho: Meatybrain: lindalouwho: Also, the times I've seen anyone has been over the course of a little more than 4 decades.

And all this time I thought you were no more than two...

... actually, that "extra day" thing works, for true - I've used it to find Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and King Crimson mucking about in leeetle clubs. I shall be vigilant. I shall also hope I'm not so wasted at the show I scream for him to play Lady Blue. [I already know I'm going to yell "Friervogel!" during a Weimar dance band show, so it's not beyond possibility.]

Lol you've got me confused with Cindy - that reference went right over my head the first time someone made it.

And if i'd had more time (and was on my game) i'd have checked and saw that you're not 2 either ;-)

There used to be a bar here called The Decade that booked an extraordinary number of bands/musicians right before they broke into the big time. All us older folks should start writing this stuff down, so that when we go senile we can be amazed over and over again by how cool the times we grew up in were. Not even kidding.


I should have done it before, but this thread has you farkied in cool green.
 
2014-07-18 07:26:24 PM  

freetomato: lindalouwho: Meatybrain: lindalouwho: Also, the times I've seen anyone has been over the course of a little more than 4 decades.

And all this time I thought you were no more than two...

... actually, that "extra day" thing works, for true - I've used it to find Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and King Crimson mucking about in leeetle clubs. I shall be vigilant. I shall also hope I'm not so wasted at the show I scream for him to play Lady Blue. [I already know I'm going to yell "Friervogel!" during a Weimar dance band show, so it's not beyond possibility.]

Lol you've got me confused with Cindy - that reference went right over my head the first time someone made it.

And if i'd had more time (and was on my game) i'd have checked and saw that you're not 2 either ;-)

There used to be a bar here called The Decade that booked an extraordinary number of bands/musicians right before they broke into the big time. All us older folks should start writing this stuff down, so that when we go senile we can be amazed over and over again by how cool the times we grew up in were. Not even kidding.

I should have done it before, but this thread has you farkied in cool green.


*blushes*

I looked at your profile - beautiful dogs! A few years ago I taught my sister's 95lb chocolate lab how to knock people off rafts in the pool when we were alone. She (the dog) is really really good at it, no one is safe.
 
2014-07-18 09:02:33 PM  
Well, 'bino.
 
2014-07-18 09:51:47 PM  
I was gonna say "Dead, White and Blue" but it seemed to soon.

Damn, I said it. RIP, Bluesman.
 
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