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Devastated.Ever since high school (a little older than thirteen, but not much) I've never travelled far without a little Big Star.Tried to listen to some when I heard the news, but I just couldn't. Maybe when the cloud passes.
One of the truly greats.
This hit me much harder than expected. I'm not usually one to get all choked up about public figures I've never met. But a few minutes after I read the news last night, sad little Big Star hooks started running through my head (so many of them), and it dawned on me how much I had loved that kid singing them, the kid that had been Alex Chilton at one time, long ago. Anyway, those snatches of songs absolutely broke me. I found myself sobbing, full-throated, wet and involuntary, for a good minute before I could check myself. Even with the surprising realization that I have probably included a Big Star song (or two, or three)on 80% of every mix I ever made for a friend, I still don't understand why this has hit me so hard. Even now, the day after, I still feel numbed and scooped out from the inside. Devastated is the only word - thanks for supplying it.
Bad, bad news. I just saw him perform in Brooklyn in November.Boo.
Big Star are of course great but lets not forget The Box Tops (listen to 'em and contemplate that voice! At 16 yrs of age!)Or indeed Alex's often perverse but never dull solo work.Such a shame.
Cry like a baby.
Wooow, I am bummed. I have noticed alot of blogs posting Alex stuff lately. Ya nevah know. "You left The Water Runnin'..."
By all the sadness a beautyful pictur for the last journey.RIP.
i never travel far without a little big star
There's a certain kind of pop song that's almost guaranteed to give me goosebumps. He made quite a few of those.It's a sad morning.
Not the usual obituary, not an obituary at all.http://chuckprophet.com/blog/alex_chilton/
what a legacy! he forever made the word 'airplane' cooler.
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