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Had a while to think about it, and I'll just say I admired the guy for more than drumming......
By:  Paul (Moderators; 69595)
Posted on: 01-10-2020 17:42.
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If you know anything about his life story--I'm no expert, just watch the doc on them, think it came out around 2010--you know about his athlete-like workmanship, his awkwardness + brain, the way he rebooted his approach to his instrument long after he could've hung his hat on "rock's greatest drummer" mantel.

I guess there's been a reasonably long period since his wife and daughter died, but this three plus year thing with brain cancer, just seems like such a sad last few years for the guy. I remember when they announced no more touring, I don't think I knew it was about this.

Hope his two pals are doin' okay. More than anything, those guys all seemed very close, and I'm sorry they had to see their friend go in that way. Cancer is such a dick.

Aside: Glad I saw them a couple of times, ages twelve and 42. I didn't maintain an active fandom past age 13 or so, but seemed like they'd kept every other fan they ever had when I saw them three decades later.

Edited by Paul at 1/10/2020 5:45:41 PM


“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper