Great writer, musician and performer. Another great one gone.
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I've discovered a few of Cale's recordings just in recent years and have enjoyed them a lot. Still a lot to dig into there for me. He has done a lot over the years yet is not well known. His music reminds me of kind of a poor mans Mark Knopfler, and I mean that in a very good way. Sorry to hear he is now gone.
I wish I could express, appropriately, what his passing signifies. I can only say that his music and influence will be timeless. So many others have taken credit for his works. I, will know every time I play one of his (lps), that he will continue to bring me just as much enjoyment as he did the first time I listened to him.
Hey Ruggie. Just noticed this post. I had a friend at that Montreal concert who said JJ went to a local club afterward and was quite cool. At that time I didn't care for references to cocaine, or those around it, still don't I guess--caused way too many problems. But he did have some good music, even 'cocaine'.