Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yesterday & Today

Been busy for the last couple of days.... Yesterday was my son's birthday. My little monster has grown to be a beast of a man at the young tender age of 15. (It's just a metaphor folks, not to be taken seriously). Actually, he's a great kid with a heart of gold. Had him over my place to enjoy a meal of my girlfriend's delicious mostaccioli casserole and cake. Its amazing, soon he'll be able to learn drive...(Lord, help me!)

The day's festivities were marred by the death of music icon Dick Clark. The world oldest teenager best known for his long running show, American Bandstand passed away at the age of 82. The cause of his death was after suffering a heart attack following a medical procedure in Santa Monica, California. Among other shows his gained fame from Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes and the $10, 000 Pyramid. He will surely be missed.

Today saw another passing of a rock and roll great, drummer Levon Helm of The Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up On Crippled Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". Just two days ago, his wife sandy and daughter revealed revealed that Helm had end-stage cancer. Fellow band mate Robbie Robertson had visited him the hospital a few days before his death. The great waltz in sky awaits...

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