Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Godfather of Soul dies

He was an early rock pioneer and mentor to some of today's rock legends including Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton and others. James Brown died early Christmas day at the age of 73. His performing career was notable. His life was NOT. Most artists are tortured and his private life was a mess. In the end he finished it a mess by pad locking his residence to his surviving wife. His lawyer and accountant have written instructions barring surviving relatives from his posessions. Maybe he wants to do something good with it like an auction for a charitable cause or museum entry. Maybe deep down he had a huge heart but it wasn't enough of a media story to ever see the light of day or too boring of one. I mean chasing his wife around the house and yard with a loaded shotgun is headline stuff! It's sad to think that someone who was so admired for his music biz trailblazing( I was NOT a fan), died with a tortured soul. We can take nothing with us except that! That should be the real commentary from Jesse Jackson if he wants to suck up more of our limelight.


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