This year started with my very best friend of all time, being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and told he had a year to live, even with Chemo. He still went ahead with months of Chemotherapy treatment.
On the Wednesday before Christmas he was given the all clear. So he is now looking forward to getting back to full health and having a good life.
Since the 90’s my musical taste has been through many changes. 2012 my youngest brother died of lung cancer. Not everything, but much of what he did in his life. (Especially the weed and long hair.) Often brought Willie Nelson to mind. In his death, hearing Willie Nelson brought my brother to mind. Then two years ago, another of my younger brothers died, a victim of a tumour. His coffin was carried into the Crematorium while this song played. When the service was over the curtain was drawn around the coffin whilst this song played. Those two songs were so well suited to my brothers life. Whenever I hear them, I’m reminded of both brothers that I lost early. And it got me into listening to similar music. So for quite a while now, my musical taste has turned towards the talents of The Great Waylon Jennings Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson and the awesome Willie Nelson Although I have never been dependent on the green stuff. I have found some amusing songs about weed like this song by Toby Keith and Scot Emerick. Another is this song by Willie and Merle. And who can’t appreciate the fantastic Dr Hook with I Got Stoned and I missed it!
Since the 60’s I have been a fan of the Wurzels when their creator’s (Adge Cutler) first single was made famous because the BBC banned the ‘B’ Side. Like many people of all ages, I’m still a fan today. At the same time, I’ve been a fan of the Quo, since their beginning in the 60’s. Last Friday, I was alone at home all day, and my closest neighbours were away. So my house rocked with music from Status Quo. the worlds most under-rated band.That grungy sound of the stacks of Marshall valve amplifiers, which is associated with The Quo sound. Blared through the house for most of the day. There is only one way to listen The Quo. FULL FUCKING VOLUME! Shake the cobwebs from the rafters.
If you don’t move to The Quo, don’t bother the doctor. Call the undertaker, You’re Dead!
Many of the more mature people will know The Quo opened the 1985 Band Aid Concert with their Rocking all over the world
What a difference a day makes. On Saturday, I dug out an old Quo CD and played it at full blast whilst I sped down the M5 to visit family in Somerset. There, I got the news that Rick Parfitt had died on Thursday. For those who don’t know, Rick Parfitt is one of the founder members of Status Quo from the 60’s. Like millions of their army of fans, I’m DEVASTED! when I think that Rick won’t be Rollin’ Home or In the Army anymore. But at least Francis Rossi is insisting that “I ain’t moving to Heartbreak Town – The party ain’t over yet.”
After taking DynamoPup to work this morning, I came home to find the neighbours are out. If you’re visiting me today. Don’t bother knocking, just let yourself in and put the kettle on, because I won’t hear you. Guess who’s house is rocking!