My first post in ages and its with sad news and tears in my eyes.
One of my favorite musicians, Clarence Clemons -- the saxophone playing "Big Man" from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- died today. He suffered a stroke a week ago and it apparently was even more serious than was feared.
I grew up listening to him and to this day still get chills when I hear his solo in the song "Jungleland" -- one of my all-time favorite solos on any instrument. I'm putting that track on right now.
Peace and Godspeed to a friend I never got to meet.
"And the ship sails on / Back to the north / Through the fog and ice / And the albatross follows on" -- Rime of the Ancient Mariner