John A Arkansawyer wrote:Anyway, brother, show up without an invitation if you can make it. There's always room for you.
blessedcurse wrote:So...Xmas eve, I finally hung the beautifully framed photo of Craig I got at Nuci's Space auction last year. Original photo by Pamela Baxendale...Captured before he took the stage with Thundercrack...January 17, 2013. Framed by the dangling lights at the 40 Watt, an embracing gaze. The best part of the journey is those very moments before you take the stage and let loose...(if I was more gadgetty I would post a photo of it...)
I have wavered about hanging it. I mean, I can't say i Knew him well. But he was the very first person we met, the first hour of the first afternoon in Athens during our first homecoming in 2010. The first thing I needed to do of course was see where the 40 Watt was. he was standing outside, smoking, notice our mood of anticipation and engaged us in conversation. Oh..."you are the couple from Nova Scotia." At that moment, something shifted for me. The brilliant no holds barred sincerity and the feeling of something special in the air. Sometimes, you just know.
He was the gatekeeper into this incredible journey we have been on with the band and so many...so damn many... beautiful people. Friends...real time friends. I had a couple of meals with him in a crowd and shot the shit in passing on a few occasions. But, he always remembered our names. he was familiar from the moment I met him and I think of him almost everyday. Him and Bed Rudin. They both taught me something about the journey of life and the art of being courageous and selfless.
I wear Ben's bracelet everyday. So I thought about this picture of Craig. Yeah, I can't say I knew them well, but damned if I don't love them both. Love at first sight.
with a shot of Makers, i hung the picture
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