Thursday, October 14, 2010

This might be as good as it gets for you, and you better get right with it

I was moved by this, have been seeing reminders lately of Austin musician, Stephen Bruton, who died in May of 2009 of his cancer. I miss his voice and his incredible way with words.
This might be as good as it gets for you, and you better get right with it, right now.

Here's a video I've had on here before, but I'm loving it again tonight. Heart of Hearts - The Resentments

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  4. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great song -- great epiphany -- thanks for posting both videos. Something to think about, that's for sure.

Connie, Orlando said...

I never thanked you for "introducing" me to Stephen Bruton. When you blogged about him last year, I listened to some of the videos/audios and loved what I heard. When both Jeff Bridges & T Bone Burnett gave shout outs to Stephen upon winning the Academy Award, the tears rolled down my face as I clapped like crazy. THANK YOU!

Blueberry said...

If I have turned someone on to Stephen Bruton, then my day is made.
It was so bittersweet seeing the Oscar win.

Connie, Orlando said...

Glad I could make your day. I love, love, love "Getting Over You".

Unfortunately, most folks never hear the good things about themselves because they are uttered once they are gone. However, from what I've seen, Stephen relished his life and his friends and knew well that he was loved. Can we ask for anything more?

Blueberry said...

He was well-loved and appreciated, it's true, but (up until the cancer was revealed) taken for granted to some degree. He probably played as many as 2 or 3 club gigs a week in Austin for years. We have sooo many great musicians who are doing this (and I mean people who are highly regarded in the music world), and we get very spoiled. Embarrassment of riches.