Friday, May 16, 2003

Birthdays and passings

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Sad to hear about the death Sunday of Jimi Hendrix's Experience bass player Noel Redding, above right with Jimi, and yesterday of June Carter Cash.

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BSBdG's, though, are in order for Robert Fripp, one of my favorite guitarists and co-founder of one of my favorite bands. He has also been responsible for playing many of my favorite guitar solos, on not only King Crimson albums, but on albums by people like Eno (who celebrated a b-day yesterday-what a coincidence that these two excellent collaborators would be born within a day of each other), Bowie, the Roches, and Peter Gabriel. And he makes me overuse the word "favorite" a lot.