(for those who require one)
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
The Louvin Brothers, in better days.
Charlie Louvin followed brother Ira into the great beyond on Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Read his obit in The Washington Post here.
Cosmic Slop promo film (1973)
In the very first Musical Indulgences post, Tom indicated that he wanted to keep the posting of music clips to a minimum on the Gunslinger, but sometimes a gem comes along that you can't resist sharing. First off, it wasn't until the end-of-year celebrity obit roundups that I learned that Funkadelic singer and guitarist Gary Shider had passed away on June 16, 2010, and I feel remiss in not acknowledging that sad fact sooner. What better way to do that than to watch this mind-blowing clip for Cosmic Slop, featuring the Funkadelic freak factory in full regalia in Central Park and on the Manhattan streets (check out those movie billboards). Shider, who sings lead on the recording, isn't hard to spot, he's the one in the diaper.