Wow. Caught him in Boston, huh? Very cool!
Yeah, I got a chance to chat with Bones right after the Oils
show in Kansas City in 2002. I gave him a CD of a now defunct band that
drew much inspiration from the Oils. The bass player for that band was
supposed to have gone with me, but he was in the hospital – hence, the
offering of the CD. My friend was grateful to me and very surprised that
I did that. And I was very happy that Bones accepted the CD graciously.
To this day, I like to think that Bones actually listened to it
and could hear his influence on the music of a very talented, and appreciative,
bass player. :o)
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fate would have it, I went to Johnny D's in Boston last night, and there was
Bones, playing upright bass, with only Elizabeth Cook and the guy on guitar.
It's not my kind of music, but it was still interesting, to see Mr. Hillman
doing something different, and hearing his voice backing up on totally
different songs that we would normally associate him with. Elizabeth Cook told
some interesting stories about how she got into the music business and her
encounter with Lou Reed, and did some clog dancing at one point, which was
once the show ended, I went up to the man I came to see, and he was VERY
approachable, and when I mentioned that I emailed him, he remembered my name!
He signed my Capricornia CD, and I got this photo-op on my camera-phone,
although the bad lighting kinda fucked things up a little. I couldn't believe
how kind and personable he was.
I moved to the North Shore area of Mass. I've had memorable encounters with
Daniel Johnston and Les Claypool in Beantown, but I never dared to dream that
I'd get a chance to meet ANY of the Oils! It's a good way to start a new
chapter, as I am about to leave this area after 10 years, and start a new era
as I move across the state to the Berkshires.
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