Posts Tagged ‘ death ’

Robin Williams

12th August 2014 | 1 Comment

I have a feeling that the impact of Robin Williams suicide is going to be felt harder as time goes on. I have known for hours now and it’s only now that I can speak on it and I wept. We didn’t know him but his comedy & his work made him familiar. And you [...]

“I Could Be Next,” the fear of middle age.

13th May 2014 | 1 Comment

Strange days. I am a very upbeat, positive kind of person. I always look on the bright side of most situations and people. However, lately my usually happy-go-lucky thoughts have turned to those of my own mortality. Stroke, heart attack, Cancer, disease and death are what I visualize on a huge roulette wheel and it’s [...]

Live Through This

21st August 2012 | 0 Comments

David Brooks, my bass player, band mate and dear friend of 15 years was stabbed to death by his son on Sunday night. There. I said it. It’s been a solid 24 hours since I got the news and I still look at the words in utter disbelief as if they were part of someone [...]

Whitney Houston

12th February 2012 | 0 Comments

I am offended by the words of people who are so cavalier about the death of the great Whitney Houston. Statements like: “waste of talent,” “I don’t feel sorry for her” and “she blew it” shock and sicken me. It’s as if they have no compassion and seemingly revel in the demise of others.

Flo died today.

29th December 2010 | 8 Comments

A dear friend of over thirty years died suddenly today as she walked to pick up some take-out food for lunch. Witnesses say she was on her cell phone when she suddenly clutched at her chest and then collapsed. Emergency units were called, but they could not revive her. She was gone. My dear friend [...]

Anne Marie has left the stage.

10th December 2010 | 5 Comments

She showed up at one of my gigs in the early years at Blue Chicago in the mid 90′s. Always sitting alone, stage right with a note pad in hand – writing stories and songs. Shortly after our first meeting she told me she liked to sing & perform and I would call her up [...]