leonard cohen, then leon russell...
and now mose allison?
all since election day? are these guys trying to tell us it's time to get off the freaking planet?
I'm gonna miss Mose, he was the hippest of the hip. Not in a "you'll never be as hip as me, so don't even try" way like Miles. Not in a "I'm hiding behind these shades and hat" way like Monk.
Not even in an "I'm not even from this planet" way like Sun Ra.
He was just hip, in his very bones. If Mose did it, it was hip by definition. It was not how he was, it was who he was. It was his essence.
In memoriam, a timely message from our skinny white brother from Mississippi.
If I gotta cry in my beer, at least I'm gonna have a laugh while I'm at it.
Thanks for all the music Mose.