Thursday, January 19, 2006

Death of a Soulman

The news just crossed that soul legend Wilson Pickett has died of a heart attack at age 64.

Pickett’s “Mustang Sally” was always a favorite of mine—especially after seeing the movie “The Commitments.”

You could always tell I’d reached sloppy-drunk status at a party in college when I could be found laying on the floor somewhere belligerently insisting that I get to hear “Mustang Sally.” In fact, I can remember one end-of-the-year PSTV party where I spent several minutes annoying many people as I slumped in a bean bag chair outdoors yelling, “Play ‘Mustang Sally!’”

Perhaps I’ve said too much…

Anyway, RIP Wilson.


Shannon said...

When I saw that in the news, I thought of you immediately!

I have some vague drunken recollection of being your Mustang Sally do-wopp girl at some party. That was you, right? ;)

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