He had said that more than once, Jim. It IS so much more. Rockpalast it was nearing retirement. I still fondly remember one show where Joe was strolling to the backstage area pre show (well before the start, and he was going to be the opener, not headliner) THROUGH the seating area of this club (still sparsely populated) all nonchalant, and I informed my guest (first time to see Joe), whom I had been delivering an oral thesis on the portending future of music that would be apparent after just a few notes on this lovely gold sparkled Strat Joe was sure to use......and I said excitedly "There's Joe now"! He nonchalantly turned BACK towards us and came to the tiny bar table and thanked us for coming and hoped we liked his performance. I had seen Joe a few times, but he didn't know me personally, excepting the already running in gear previous forum, but I didn't have the chance or wherewithal to introduce ourselves at that point. October 2002. Tom Dowd had just passed away. Joe played If Heartaches Were Nickels with extra emotion, as he dedicated it in tribute to Tom's memory and legacy and friendship. There's more, but it is all I can take right now...
Rock & Glitteringly Shine On (even if shining on buy and bye- bye) & Keep the Golden Faith,
Angela, it's always going to be bittersweet hearing Reconsider, Baby for me...
Patty, this isn't walmart or the price is right! Add a penny and roll that 2 UP to a 3!
p.s. I forgot to mention Joe had Goldie in hand when he walked up to us. I admired and maybe I dreamt it, butmit might have been the first time I touched or held her...
"He still doesn't charge for mistakes!
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here. I mean, there are professionals in here.”