One of the all-time greats died on this day in 2011. Clarence ‘Big Man’ Clemons passed too soon from this existence. We keep losing our touchstones, the ones that act as signposts to a life better lived.
I obviously never knew this extraordinary man, except through the music he gave us, but his passing has left a hole in my world that I know will never be filled. This blog post from the week he left us touched me and I felt compelled to share.
“…my soul is lost, my friend….”
~ My City of Ruins, Bruce Springsteen
Saturday evening, my wife was out with a friend. My kids were asleep, I was finishing up dinner, trying to get into Inception.
At some point, I checked my Twitter feed and noticed that RIP Clarence Clemons was a trending topic. (yes, Twitter is how I often get my news now). I did a quick Google search and found out, from RollingStone.com that the legendary saxophonist of the E Street Band had passed away due to complications from the stroke he suffered last week.
I think we fans all knew this news was inevitable. The Big Man had been not well lately. When The Geek Whisperer and I saw Springsteen and the E Street Band opening night of the last stand at Giants Stadium back in 2009, Clarence spent most of the show seated. He had…
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