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  •  A giant indeed. Brilliant. (5+ / 0-)

    At least the human race had him for almost nine decades.

    I've gotten cynical in my 43 years. I expect the great intellectual and creative giants to die young and tragically, and selfish pricks and oafs who don't give a damn about anything but the next hooker and line of coke to be able to live like mad Roman emperors and live to be 100.

    When Jeff Buckley drowned, I rather bluntly told a friend of mine that the worst most overrated 80's hair metal band in the world could lock themselves in a room with a mountain of tainted cocaine and heroin and consume it all and be perfectly fine, but the next John Lennon would get a paper cut and die of a horrible unstoppable infection in 24 hours, or slip in the shower and drown.

    88 years is a good long run in this ugly world of ours. 500 years from now, music students will still be drinking his contributions in with awe and appreciation.

    Still, he will be greatly missed. Such a wonderful gift.

    Thank you for introducing his mastery to me.

    I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

    by LeftHandedMan on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:11:46 AM PDT

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