Friday, July 22, 2005

Another musician death to report. Long John Baldry died Thursday in Vancouver. A product of the same early '60s London blues scene that spawned the Rolling Stones and John Mayall Baldry was amongst other things an early employer of one Reg Dwight, who became rather more well known under the stage name Elton John. Supposedly Elton John was a combination of Baldry's first name and the first name of saxophonist Elton Dean. Baldry had lived in Canada for the last 2 and a half decades, and his activities included playing Captain Hook in a run of the musical Peter Pan.


I was just outside mowing the lawn, and in a very tall tree a block or two over I could see a large group of crows. At times I think there were at least twenty sitting in that tree, if not more. It would be interesting to know what's got them all worked up.

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