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Tom Wolfe at age 88 with complications from what must have been a serious infection. If you have never read The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test then you should go out and buy it, one of his best non-fictional writings concerning the Grateful Dead & the Merry Pranksters, what a great read

"Every day I feel is a blessing from God, and I consider it a new beginning.....yeah, everything is beautiful"...... Prince

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ahsmith33 wrote:

Tom Wolfe at age 88 with complications from what must have been a serious infection. If you have never read The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test then you should go out and buy it, one of his best non-fictional writings concerning the Grateful Dead & the Merry Pranksters, what a great read

I knew him tangentially, since I was one of The Pumphouse Gang. Not one of the characters he interviewed but one of the La Jolla  Windansea surfers of the day. He, as he was famously described, was a kook dressed in his flamboyant garb. We didn’t quite know what to make of him. RIP

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Mr. Glenn Snoddy (5/4/1922 - 5/21/2018) "Accidental" Inventor of the Fuzz Tone

Father of the Fuzz Tone - Glenn Snoddy
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/obit … -dies.html

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Oh what a sad day, chef and author Anthony Bourdain has passed at 61 of an apparent suicide, details forthcoming I suppose. One of my favorites on the food channels through the years ............ RIP Tony

"Every day I feel is a blessing from God, and I consider it a new beginning.....yeah, everything is beautiful"...... Prince

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ahsmith33 wrote:

Oh what a sad day, chef and author Anthony Bourdain has passed at 61 of an apparent suicide, details forthcoming I suppose. One of my favorites on the food channels through the years ............ RIP Tony


This post on FB today by a musician, writer and Joe's friend: never heard anybody say it better:

     " - When somebody is born with a congenital heart defect, and then dies of the symptoms of that defect, people tend to not judge them. Yet, when somebody is born with a congenital defect in their brain, and they die from symptoms of mental illness, there sure seem to be a lot of judgment going on whenever it happens. I say that because chronic depression basically is a congenital defect that causes the brain to have underdeveloped functions, or have an inability to produce the proper chemistry needed for people to not be depressed.

Unfortunately, since everybody has experienced some type of depression at some point in their life, many people seem to feel they are qualified to weigh in on how a person with chronic depression should deal with their situation. It’s tantamount to me telling a diabetic how they should really be experiencing their illness, because I have occasional bouts of low blood sugar.

I hate that I have to share this all again, because there’s a lot of uninformed judgment being spewed, but here we go: Suicidal depression is a symptom of chronic depression. It’s also considered to be a form of psychosis. Having suffered through severe bouts of this illness several times in my life, which have required a few hospitalizations, I can attest firsthand to the idea that one is in a state of psychosis, and in certain moments when the pain of existing is so unbelievable that breathing in and out hurts down to the core of your soul, there is not a sane thought in your head. The only thing you know is that you are experiencing psychic, soul crushing pain on a level that seems unsurvivable. That’s not reality, but you don’t know that, because something is so broken with your brain at that moment, it’s the only reality you know.

Think about it like a heart attack for your brain. Thoughts of children, wives, parents, friends, whatever, cannot pierce that pain in those moments. But unless you’ve been there and have been lucky enough to survive one of these episodes, it’s apparently too easy to call somebody who did not survive “selfish,” or what not. Maybe it makes you feel great to let everybody know how morally superior you are, but actually, you’re doing a disservice to people that have to experience the reality of suicidal depression.

So, unless you have firsthand knowledge of that situation, or are an accredited mental health professional, and you feel like offering anything other than sympathy for the people left behind, maybe you should just shut the #### up, because all you really have to offer is an uninformed opinion without the experience to back it up.

And if you are experiencing suicidal ideation, please get help from a qualified mental health professional. You can seem OK for 23 hours of the day, and then there’s just that one hour where that darkness kicks in, and all it takes is one wrong move to not make it out of that hour. I know this, because I’ve had those close calls.

Depression is one of the most treatable forms of mental illness, despite being the deadliest. They have made so many advancements in its treatment, even since I was first diagnosed at age 9. My quality of life is so drastically different, but it takes management and effort. You are absolutely worth a life free from that type of pain, and one that includes joy. Never let somebody’s uninformed judgment make you feel ashamed of your experience, or keep you from getting help."

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RIP Danny Kirwan

Then Play On one of my all time fave albums.

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oh man am I gutted, the queen of soul as passed on if the reports are correct ............ RIP Aretha, your music and your soul will live on and inspire many, what a loss

"Every day I feel is a blessing from God, and I consider it a new beginning.....yeah, everything is beautiful"...... Prince

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ahsmith33 wrote:

oh man am I gutted, the queen of soul as passed on if the reports are correct ............ RIP Aretha, your music and your soul will live on and inspire many, what a loss

Very sad.  What a woman!!!!!!!! Sweet sweet music...remains.



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Yes, RIP Aretha Franklin.  My two favorite female artists of the genre & time were her and Gladys Knight.

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RIP Ed King. Another Lynyrd Skynyrd gone.

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Kenny wrote:

RIP Ed King. Another Lynyrd Skynyrd gone.

This one really stung me good. Ed wrote my favorite song EVER!!!

                                                                                                  RIP Ed, Where The Skies Are So Blue,

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I was really hurt by that as well. It's sad we're reaching at age at which all of the ones who composed good music are getting old and/or sick and, eventually, die ; meanwhile, all of these crap pop artists are going to live until the age of 95, even if they're going to be forgotten within 4 years anyways.

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RIP Delores O'Riordan

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RIP Burt Reynolds

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Charles “Chas” Nicholas Hodges 1943 - 2018 R.I.P.

Sad to hear of the passing on Saturday of Chas Hodges, half of Chas & Dave who scored considerable chart and popular success in the late 1970s to early 1980s with their particular brand of “rockney” a blending of rock’n'roll with Cockney lyrics.  Hodges had been receiving treatment of oesophageal cancer and died peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Though he’ll be best remembered for the long time musical collaboration with Dave Peacock which spawned hits such as Gertcha; Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasin’ You, Hodges had a very impressive CV of bands from the early 1960s after he was sacked from an apprenticeship as a watchmaker, for bad timekeeping…. Owner of one of the first electric bass guitars in the country, he cut his teeth with Billy Grey & The Stormers before joining Mike Berry’s backing band, The Outlaws, which quickly became house band for legendry producer Joe Meek. As well as having a pretty fluid line-up, which at one point included Ritchie Blackmore, The Outlaws were in demand to accompany visiting American artists and it was a tour with Jerry Lee Lewis & Gene Vincent where Lewis convinced Hodges to swap instruments to the piano.

In 1965 Hodges joined Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, in time for their big hit “Got To get You Into My Life”. Staying with the band, they subsequently split from Bennett but failed to make any continued impact, so Hodges left and did various session jobs before hooking up with Heads Hands & Feet which included Albert Lee in their line-up. The band, despite initial success was relatively short lived and in 1972 Hodges teamed up with Dave Peacock who he’d known since 1960 and thus Chas & Dave came about, releasing their first album in 1975 but it was not until a series of beer commercials in 1978 that overdue success came their way, peaking with an ITV Christmas special (and being lampooned by The Two Ronnies).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizRsvBluAA
(check 18 mins and 28 mins in for a couple of familiar faces….)

In recent years, the duo slowed down, especially following the death of Peacock’s wife, but after playing for so long, it’s in the blood, and they never actually “retired”, recording 2 more albums in 2013 & 2014 though Hodges was spending more time gardening and writing a newspaper column on the subject.

Think you’d call that a life well lived.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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BansheeUK wrote:

Charles “Chas” Nicholas Hodges 1943 - 2018 R.I.P.

Sad to hear of the passing on Saturday of Chas Hodges, half of Chas & Dave who scored considerable chart and popular success in the late 1970s to early 1980s with their particular brand of “rockney” a blending of rock’n'roll with Cockney lyrics.  Hodges had been receiving treatment of oesophageal cancer and died peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Though he’ll be best remembered for the long time musical collaboration with Dave Peacock which spawned hits such as Gertcha; Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasin’ You, Hodges had a very impressive CV of bands from the early 1960s after he was sacked from an apprenticeship as a watchmaker, for bad timekeeping…. Owner of one of the first electric bass guitars in the country, he cut his teeth with Billy Grey & The Stormers before joining Mike Berry’s backing band, The Outlaws, which quickly became house band for legendry producer Joe Meek. As well as having a pretty fluid line-up, which at one point included Ritchie Blackmore, The Outlaws were in demand to accompany visiting American artists and it was a tour with Jerry Lee Lewis & Gene Vincent where Lewis convinced Hodges to swap instruments to the piano.

In 1965 Hodges joined Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, in time for their big hit “Got To get You Into My Life”. Staying with the band, they subsequently split from Bennett but failed to make any continued impact, so Hodges left and did various session jobs before hooking up with Heads Hands & Feet which included Albert Lee in their line-up. The band, despite initial success was relatively short lived and in 1972 Hodges teamed up with Dave Peacock who he’d known since 1960 and thus Chas & Dave came about, releasing their first album in 1975 but it was not until a series of beer commercials in 1978 that overdue success came their way, peaking with an ITV Christmas special (and being lampooned by The Two Ronnies).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizRsvBluAA
(check 18 mins and 28 mins in for a couple of familiar faces….)

In recent years, the duo slowed down, especially following the death of Peacock’s wife, but after playing for so long, it’s in the blood, and they never actually “retired”, recording 2 more albums in 2013 & 2014 though Hodges was spending more time gardening and writing a newspaper column on the subject.

Think you’d call that a life well lived.

Sad news indeed.

I only ever saw them live once and that was at Knebworth in 1979. They were one of support act’s for Led Zeppelin, yeah I know hard to believe, but true

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RIP Otis Rush

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R.I.P. Marty Balin

On September 27, 2018, Jefferson Airplane singer and Jefferson Starship songwriter Marty Balin was found dead. The musician was 76 years old. No official cause of death was released.

Balin co-wrote five songs on Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow, including "It's No Secret," "Comin' Back To Me," and "Share a Little Joke." He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 with the rest of Jefferson Airplane.

"Marty and I shared the deepest of love - he often called it Nirvana - and it was," Balin's wife Susan said. "But really, we were all touched by his love. His presence will be within my entire being forever."

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........