Tuesday, December 21, 2004

RIP Son Seals

I'll never forget the night during senior year when we all went to see Son Seals in ghetto blues bar on the south side of Chicago. It was our friend Jason's birthday, and someone secretly arranged for Jason to get up there and courageously sing Funky Bitch (one of the popular rock band Phish's finest covers) with the song's creator. We all had a good laugh and shook a mean leg as he mumbled through Son's indecipherable lyrics, and I always thought that would be a ridiculous once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have in one's annals. Good times.

Well, aside from a two-song encore Son played with the boys at the 10/3/99 Rosemont show, that was the only time I saw the man perform. But dammit if he wasn't badder than hot those nights. So here's to you, Mr. Son Seals, thanks for composing Funky Bitch and thanks for a rockin' good night.

Son Seals' Obituary.


At 5:05 PM, Blogger ahren said...

good spot. son seals is the man.

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Son Seals: One-legged greatness.


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