RIP thread


#881

57 is too young…. And complications from type II diabetes? You really have to question if the US is a first world country.


#882

Not Biz!


#883

This is from Mike D…

We are so grateful to have had so many unforgettable experiences with the truly unique and ridiculously talented Biz Markie. We will miss his presence deeply in so many ways. In the Nineties, Biz would often show up at our G Son studio in Atwater, CA. Naturally every visit would start with a trip to the candy store — which in this case was actually a liquor store across the street. Regardless, he would always return happy with a brown paper bag full of treats. Once he had his sugar fix, he would typically grab a mic and sing whatever song he wanted, looking at us as if we’d know exactly what to play — and somehow he was usually right.

Reminds me of the bit from Patrice O’Neal when he said he found out about his diabetes when his girlfriend said “your piss tastes like birthday cake.”


#884

Patrice O’Neal is literally my most favorite stand up comedian of all time. RIP to a real one. 🧁


#885

https://www.aol.com/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-184718949.html


#886

I beg to differ…


#887

They were supposed to have a show here last week. They cancelled the day before they were supposed to play.


#888

There was a concert here 2 summers ago, Texas Pop Festival 50th Anniversary. zz Top were the headliners. I refused to go. el oh el


#889

He might be dead but that beard still has a few years left.


#891

Ron Popeil

“Set it and forget it!” - Ron Popeil
"I’d buy that for a dollar!" - Ron Popeil
"This town needs an enema!" Ron Popeil


#892

Nanci Griffith. Not sure I’d know how to write songs if not for her. She’s an angel to me. RIP.


#893

That’s very sad. She was a favorite of mine.


#894

Such a voice and spirit. Sucks.


#895

I was expecting Charlie Watts


#896

Yeah, this is why I shouldn’t read this site. Haven’t got a fucking clue who you lot are on about, most of the time…


#897

who the fuck are you?

jk

we love you gary…especially your British wit


#898

A truly great American songwriter. Played with Townes, Emmylou, John Prine. Yeah you’re probably on the wrong site.


#899

My first wife and I saw her on our honeymoon. We drove from Indiana to DC to see Emmylou and Lucinda, and then drove back to Kentucky to see Nanci Griffth. We saw her one more time with the Crickets, Buddy Holly’s band, in Cincinnati in the 90s. She was really great.


#900

I only got to see her live three times. The first time was at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. She was a stunning live performer.


#902

That’s sad and surprising news. I like her music and respect her talent.