Saturday, February 13, 2010

Otis Redding - Satisfaction

"Do you ever post anything other than Otis Redding?"
Sorry guys. Here's the deal. My friend/roommate's ex-girlfriend is visiting town this week, and this is cool because she's cool and everyone loves her. The week following this coming one will see her 26th birthday, and here is the thing: whenever I hear someone's turning an age, I think about who died at that age, and what people had already accomplished by that age, and so on. And guess who died at 26? Otis Redding. Think about yourself and how old you are. Can you ever do what Otis did? None of us fucking will, but the world's better for him anyway.


Whisk E. Bear said...

I made the same point in fewer words with a post almost exactly one year ago today, with a video from the same tour. SPOOKY.

Benjy Stone said...

Whoa. I shoulda done my research better here. SORRY OSCARS WILD YEARS