real talk: Jim Adkins singing “Crimson and Clover” while Davey von Bohlen from The Promise Ring sings “Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start. Why did we ever part? Kick starting my rock n rollin’ heart” might be my favorite ten seconds of 2001.
Truth and virtue.
I hated when they changed the name of BLEED AMERICAN to a S/T album. Sorry about 9/11 but music heals, you corporate record label idiots. Music doesn’t crash planes. (Except for Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Richie Valens, Jim Croce, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Rhoades… Wow. Nevermind, maybe it does.)
Back to what I’m saying here (what Pilot said here) - Davey von Bohlen on this song = BEST. When Jim says, “C’mon Davey sing me something that I know!” Chills.
Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up. But really, it’s not all that different from any other day because I do think about her every day.
Not on purpose, but she is my friend and that’s just how I do. I’ve told the same stories for 9 years—how we met, how me and Tim were scared but Aaliyah was so welcoming and had this smile and way about her that put us at ease, that she liked to take chances and we were able to just be who we were and make good records together.
She loved playing jokes and that’s another part of her personality that made it fun to be around her. As a talent, I think she’s missed because she was unique and a true triple threat. She could sing, dance, and her acting was starting to take off.
I’m glad for the memories I have and the time we got to spend together, but I miss my friend.