My good friend Neal Hutto passed away around this time of year back in 2010, My thoughts often go back to memories that we shared hanging out… Talking about music and the state of the universe and all that…
He used to MC the open mic nights at the Eclipse club back in the 90’s. He made the entertainment! He would introduce me and I’d stumble drunk up on the stage and sing about abusive youth church camp leaders and such… It was fun!
Yeah… Neal was kool… I was a thug.. There were other artists and punks heckling other losers. What can I say? It was some of the best times of my crazy youth… Well I was pushing 30… But ya know
Dang I miss that guy.
I didn’t make it to his funeral but I found a copy the full eulogy of Neal on Facebook. His friend Will knew him much better than I did and said all the right things. He mentions Neal’s Riverside Drive Tape that he recorded back in 1990. He talks about some of it being digitized but I have never found it on the net..
Well here ya go… Riverside Drive (download it)
Neal was sleeping at my pad one summer and we were checking it out and I told him “lemme get a copy of that” So I simply dubbed one over….And I still have it…
I hadn’t heard that stuff in a long time… Wow! I don’t know the names of the songs but it’s quite a good little musical journey that record. Some really trippy ambient music there…
Simple and effective lyrics
“love is here to stay..I ain’t bullshitting…. Love is here to stay”
Thats the Neal I remember.
—Really tho…She’s awesome —!!
I just couldn’t do any better. I don’t know about destiny, predestination or God’s true plan for us humans according to the laws of the Great Universal Spirit…But I got a good feeling about this one. She is a jewel to be treasured…. That’s why I put a ring on her finger…Ya know?
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Well, you KNOW I had to go ahead and take the quiz. — Do I qualify?
What? Thats right folks….It told me I was only moderately hip or something. Can you believe those freakin guys? They said no….. Oh my…
As I was reading the questions I was tempted to take it again. I think I know now what the right answers would be to qualify me as a hipster, uh. religious dude. Yeah…Thats me Well…. Maybe..
That blog is really nice over there. I tried to subscribe but it doesn’t seem to work. I know he’s at the top of Google for his term. I’m guessing the blog is to promote his book.
Hey man, if you stumble by this post you should get your feed working. I’d follow it. But then maybe a hipster is not so much into the “social networking” kinda thing.