29 May 2009

Aww, dammit!

So, I'm working my way through my iPod, putting together a new playlist, and I keep finding more and more artists that I inadvertently deleted a few weeks back. Traveling Willburys, Tom Waits, The Boss, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Lenny Kravitz, M. Ward, Violent Femmes, Leadbelly, Pixies... The list goes on and on.


I found out today that Jimmy Strader (a local musician) died. He passed on earlier this month. I used to catch him with the rest of The Lifers at 6C on Sunday evenings. No cover and cheap drinks to sit and listen to a sh!t-kickin' little blues band. It was always a great way to wrap up a weekend.

For some reason there never were more than ten or eleven people in that bar, no matter what the line up.

Anyhow, Mr. Strader (the big guy in the middle) will be missed.

Interesting side note: This video was shot while I was at this bar. I had brought a date, and we were just kicking off what ended up being the WORST date I've ever experienced.


Anonymous said...

Cool music, i loved it. So sorry to hear about Mr.Strader.

Pearl said...

At least you got to listen to a great group while on a crappy date!