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    RIP Dr. John

    "I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time."

    https://pitchfork.com/news/dr-john-dead-at-77/

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    A true great. Caught his act at Portland blues fest a couple years ago. Amazing show with Sarah Morrow who is fire with the Trombone.

    RIP

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    Rest In Peace Dr.

    Always admired his sound.

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    This guy? What a shame.

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    bummer. Dude was a true original. He basically saved Anders Osborne's life helping him away from addiction. New Orleans ain't gonna be quite the same next time...
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    This guy? What a shame.
    I have no clue....

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    Saw him on acid at the old Fillmore East doing that Gris Gris thing in costume. It was weird.

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    A couple years ago I saw a cool video of Dr. John showing a reporter around "his" New Orleans but damn if I can find it now. RIP to a true original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Saw him on acid at the old Fillmore East doing that Gris Gris thing in costume. It was weird.
    He was on acid or you were?

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    what a bummer

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    Was within spitting distance of him at jazz fest in New Orleans back like 20y ago. Waited all morning so that I could get up front for his set. What an entertainer! rip...
    Brandine: Now Cletus, if I catch you with pig lipstick on your collar one more time you ain't gonna be allowed to sleep in the barn no more!
    Cletus: Duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    Was within spitting distance of him at jazz fest in New Orleans back like 20y ago. Waited all morning so that I could get up front for his set. What an entertainer! rip...
    Wow. That was before all the VIP areas, so you were indeed close.

    WWOZ is the station tonight, playing all Mac, all night. https://www.wwoz.org/listen/player/
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Rip the Dr. John
    watch out for snakes

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    RIP. Dude could play the piano.



    From the Last Waltz,

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    Thanks for that 1st one.

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    Right time Wrong place
    fkna legend

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    Really interesting that this was the first recommended one after:



    Not to derail, but so many insights into what life was like when I grew up in media.

    The common wit was real.

    And this next? Youtube is a wormhole:


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    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Makers.... that Zappa clip was,fantastic. Thanks for that, watched the whole,thing,

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    WWOZ is streaming his music this morning https://www.wwoz.org/
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Guy had a cooler real name than his stage name.
    Mac Rebennack. Well, as long as you don't call him Malcolm.

    Fresh Air replayed an '86 interview with him, check it out in podcast land. Good stuff. His aspirations were to be a great guitar player, but had the tip of one finger shot off in a dispute with a thug with a gun.

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    Only saw him once when he showed up at a Garcia/Kahn show.


    Stole the name Refried Confusion for my first real boat 40+ years ago.

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