EppsNet Archive: Rock and Roll

People I Thought Were Dead

20 Dec 2017 /


  • Vic Damone – died 2/11/2018, age 89

Fats Domino, 1928-2017

25 Oct 2017 /

Ain’t that a shame . . .

What Rock and Roll Really Is

18 Jun 2014 /
Little Richard

It’s very easy for people to forget what rock and roll really is. Look man, I’m forty-seven years old, and I grew up in Wyoming, and I stole cars and drove five hundred miles to watch Little Richard, and I wanna tell you somethin’ — when I saw this nigger come out in a gold suit, fuckin’ hair flyin’, and leap up onstage and come down on his piano bangin’ and goin’ fuckin’ nuts in Salt Lake City, I went, “Hey man, I wanna be like him. This is what I want.”

David Briggs, quoted by Neil Young in Waging Heavy Peace

People I Thought Were Dead

26 May 2014 /


  • Chuck Barris – died 3/27/2017, age 87
  • Fidel Castro – died 11/25/2016, age 90
  • Pete Fountain – died 8/6/2016, age 86
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor – died 12/18/2016, age 99
  • Dick Gregory – died 8/19/2017, age 84
  • Dean Jones – died 9/2/2015, age 84
  • Mel Tillis – died 11/19/2017, age 85
  • Grant Tinker – died 11/29/2016, age 90
  • Y. A. Tittle – died 10/9/2017, age 90
  • Gene Wilder – died 8/29/2016, age 83

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

6 Aug 2009 /
Steven Tyler

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital after falling from stage during a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.

Hey Steve — maybe life is trying to tell you something. Let’s listen closely and see if we can hear what it is . . .


Stop trying to suck every last dollar out of your former glory and retire, you geriatric bastard . . .

The Renaissance Man

29 Dec 2008 /

I’m looking at these last few posts where I’ve strung together W.H. Auden, John Dewey, Meat Loaf and Franz Kafka, not with any sense of purpose, just things I’ve read or listened to on my winter break.

What a renaissance man I am!

Why, if you were here, we could talk about poetry, education, philosophy, sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, existentialism . . . and we’d have a good time too, considering we’re all going to die . . .