Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rest in Peace: Paul Davis and Al Wilson

Two talented folks from here in Meridian,MS have left us the last 24 hours.

Paul Davis, singer-songwriter of the late 70s/early 80s hits "Cool Night", "'65 Love Affair", and "I Go Crazy" among others, died of a heart attack this morning here in Meridian at age 60:
WTOK.com story

Al Wilson, born and raised in Meridian and performer of '60s/early 70s hits "The Snake" and "Show and Tell", died Monday in Fontana, CA of kidney failure at 68:
Yahoo News story

Not a good day for music lovers here. Respect and Love to their families & friends.
Love & Peace, Clarence

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Danny Federici

Danny Federici paased away on last Thursday night after a 3 year battle with Melanoma. He played organ and accordion in The E Street Band, and had played keyboards with Bruce Springsteen since 1968. Respect and Love to his family & friends.
Here is a link to the announcement on Bruce's site and, down just a little in the left column, is some video of Danny's special appearance with the band in Indianapolis on March 19th: brucespringsteen.net.
I'll remember him on the '76 and '78 tours, putting out beautiful sounds from behind the Hammond organ. "Now you see him, Now you don't...Phantom Dan Federici!"
Love & Peace, Clarence

Saturday, April 12, 2008

the first Tom Cruise straight-to-dvd movie may be coming...

Remember the name.
It is so bad a film that the release date has been moved from Summer 2008 to October 2008 to President's Day 2009.

This could be comparable to "The Boys from Brazil", except that Lord Olivier actually needed the money.
Love & Peace, Clarence