Thursday, December 13, 2007

R.I.P. Ike...

The Luigi Nono of R&B has left the goddamned building...

Ike Turner Dies in San Diego at Age 76



Both genius and fiend, Turner blazed a tumultuous trail.

He was an incredible bassist, songwriter, and arranger, and would have been well served by intensive regimens of anger management therapy...

Farewell, mad dog madman!

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TS

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