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Thread #139321 Message #3194613
Posted By: GUEST,steve s
24-Jul-11 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Bill Morrissey (1951-2011)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Morrissey 1951-2011
the late claude gross and I got him to philly to do a small upstairs room bar gig maybe about 1984, his philly premier...at least it was before I took over the Bothy in 1985. Since that night, I learned every song Bill recorded and tried to share his music with everyone I encountered. Capt. Fiddle and I had a wonderful java-fueled evening trying to identify the real-life inspirations for the characters of Edson.
I'm numb. Bill's art has haunted me for nearly 30 years. Bill's image of an old dog and a blanket and a shotgun is going thru my mind and I can't stop it.
Here's a video I did to his song about gentrification of old working towns:
goodbye bill, goodbye