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February 8, 2016

RIP: Maurice “Reese” White from EW&F

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 9:49 am

Earth Wind & Fire’s front man and founding member Maurice White died on Thursday. RIP Earth, Wind & Fire Dude!

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February 2, 2016

Not an obit: RIP Carson, O’Malley, Huckabee, Fiorina, Kasich and hope

It is time to turn this blog back into a political machine. Instead of obituaries of Rock Stars and iconic figures from our youth, we turn to politics as usual following the Iowa caucuses.

Iowa has spoken. It’s a virtual tie for the democrats. Bernie pulled off a stunner against Hilleroid. It has got to sting and feel a little like 2008. That was when Barry Obama started to become a pain in Hilleroid’s rear. The fact that Bern got half and she got half leaves O’Malley (the most presidential looking of the bunch) making his exit. He is likely to return as a running mate…

Iowa has spoken and they got it dead wrong. Cruz? Ted fucking Cruz? Wow Iowa. Just wow. I liked Trump’s comments this morning. I like that Rubio came-in third (he’s going to be someone’s VP on a ticket). I think that my guy is still Jeb. Looks like he is a huge underdog, but there is a long way left to go. Trump will do better in New Hampshire and perhaps Jeb too and then the real contest is on. Is there a split coming to the party? Stay tuned…this might get really good or it might be a big ole sloppy hog-shit shower.

Iowa has spoken and they gave us the latter last night.
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January 29, 2016

RIP: Paul Kanter

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:34 am

Founding member of Jefferson Airplane/Starship Paul Kantor has died. He was 74. I hope he finds somebody to love in the afterlife.

January 26, 2016

RIP: Abe Vigoda

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE — FloridaBill @ 4:05 pm

Someone won a dead pool bet today I am certain. Abe Vigoda finally succumbed after years of faux reports of his death since 1982. RIP Fish/Tessio. No one will be able to falsely claim you are dead anymore.

January 19, 2016

RIP: Glenn Lewis Frey

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:08 am

Rock music took another blow with the death of Glenn Frey of the Eagles. He was 67. RIP Eagle man. He’s already gone…

January 11, 2016

RIP: David Bowie

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:15 am

The Thin White Duke is dead. David Bowie passed away yesterday after a battle with liver cancer. He had just turned 69 and released a new album called “BlackStar”. The single “Lazarus” seems to be a farewell of sorts as it starts with the lyric “Look up at me, I’m in heaven” and the video for the song closes with Bowie entering a closet and closing the door in casket-like fashion. RIP Ziggie. This guy had an amazing influence on music and the planet. I consider his album that has “Young Americans” and “Fame” to be the best bedroom music of all time.

December 29, 2015

Oh No! Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has died.

CATAGORIES: GREAT QUOTES,OLD FRIENDS,REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:10 am

Lemmy from Motorhead has passed away. I am speechless. Play some Motorhead and Hawkwind really loud in his honor. Upon arrival in the afterlife, Lemmy announced, “We are Motorhead. We play Rock & Roll. We are gonna kick your ass”. He and Philthy are together again. Fast Eddie can’t be too far behind… RIP Lemmy. Once again, I had women in my office asking me WTF I was playing on my phone. I simply said “Motorhead” and resumed working. I couldn’t bring myself to tell them that Lemmy had died. Here are some great Lemmy quotes:

“I don’t do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.” – via Classic Rock

“This entire generation seems to have become pussies, you know? Nobody seems to enjoy themselves much anymore. They are all knocking each other down for enjoying themselves.” – via a 1988 interview with David L. Wilson

“Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.” – via Classic Rock

RIP Lemmy. You deserve some peace and quiet.

December 28, 2015

RIP: Meadowlark Lemon

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,SPORTS — FloridaBill @ 8:20 am

Another icon from my youth, Meadowlark Lemon from the Harlem Globetrotters, has died. RIP Meadowlark, the Clown Prince of Basketball!

December 4, 2015

RIP: Scott Weiland

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:16 am

Well, I guess everyone saw this one coming. Scott Weiland, lead singer from Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was found dead on his tour bus. Cause of death is not yet know, but my guess is that he died from the same thing that killed his guitarist in the Wildabouts, multiple drug toxicity. He had a unique voice in Rock & Roll and it looks like cocaine has taken another one.

“Too much walking shoes worn thin
Too much trippin’ and my soul’s worn thin”

Time to take him home…

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