Glen Campbell died today from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017 – about the same age of my dad also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. 🙁 I loved Glen Campbell a long time. I love “Wichita Lineman” the most and “I’m Not Going to Miss You“. I loved Glen in “True Grit”
I have this wonderful string of August days that include some of my most beloved people’s birthdays. My mother on August 4th, my Shelby on August 7th and most of all my BMF today on August 5th. He would have been a certain age but now he is ageless. When we were first together he didn’t feel his birthday was such a big day. He would say oh it’s just another day. I said that is ridiculous. Your birthday is the greatest day of your year! And from that first birthday we spent together we would celebrate and make his birthday a big deal every year. Sometimes it was just simple with a bottle of absinthe, crazy loud music and a deck of cards, sometimes a small party with family and cake coring, trips to see the Sex Pistols and Van Halen but in 2010 BMF had the biggest most epic punker birthday ever to happen as far as he was concerned. We thrived on it for a long time. He was in love with it! We were going to try and top it, but we never did.
Now he’s gone and I’m alone on his special day. I plan to celebrate him quietly with marathon work on MusicFilter. He would have liked it. I started tonight to refresh and restore his box trilogy posts at MusicFilter. Those boxes represent so many things that were going on with BMF at the time in 2009. He built them with his hands and he enjoyed it and was so proud of the result. He was really very happy creating them while listening to his music, smoking cigarettes and sipping bourbon all night. When he finished his punk rock shed he placed the trilogy so he could always see them, open them and enjoy them. Now his remains rest inside one along with his special favorite items and photos and I can see and touch and love them. These are priceless artifacts and a reminder of this man I loved so much.
And then he rewards me with his signs. (more…)
Christmas has fallen and she can’t get up. Aw Naw.
Christmas apparently jumps on the Cowboy Clown every morning for a horse ride. The clown slipped on the astro turf and fell on her ankle. Oops, she’s hurt and they take her for x-rays. Funny though how none of the other house guests seem very concerned for her.
Do you trust me?
Yes it’s cheesy. But very entertaining. We obsessed on this show every year for over 10 years. OK maybe its been mostly me, but BMF always played along. Last year this BB ritual helped to take me away from the awful drag of losing my true love. Time goes by fast.
So here we go again.
Here’s Julie Chen!
The summer of temptation.
One more thing. Don’t smoke.
I slept late, did not really want to wake up. That feels strange since I like to get up early. It’s still beautiful here at the big green punk rock house at the end of the road. Johnny is still here. He’s still your little buddy. He moves a lot slower but still loves begging for food. I found his BMF collar this week. All this sorting is pretty overwhelming. I noticed one of your shelves in the shed was disarranged. It freaked me! So irrational. I found photos and fixed it. But something is missing. I will find it eventually. I still make a full pot of coffee every day. I don’t want to learn new proportions. Maxwell House is good. Reminds me of us. I’m not crying. Just missing you so bad.
I’m never going to lose you baby. Never. You are all around me. You are just a thought away.