Friday, May 18, 2007
Never Said it Was Easy...
The new/old girlfriend and I went to see Villanova play again last night. I can never get enough of these guys, and the somewhat recent addition of Jeremy on drums has been huge. That kid can drum, period. Not to take anything away from B, Bobby, or Able, but Jeremy is insanely good. Anyway, all that aside, I've been meaning to write about this for a while. I grew up with B Conner, no matter how big his band gets, I know he'll always just be B Conner to me. He's always in an upbeat mood, and is insanely talented.
Talent apparently runs in the family. B's big brother, Chris, is the frontman for The South, and once headed up Sourwood Honey, a local band here in SC that never truly made it big, but had a rabid following. I still hear local bands covering old Sourwood tunes. (On a side note, if anyone out there happens to have any copies of Sourwood's Big Neon Hound Dog CD, I will marry you if you make me a copy.) Chris, unfortunately, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. His family and friends have set up the Conner Foundation to help defray the expenses of all of his treatments. I don't know Chris all that well, he is several years older than I am, but he's always been kind when I've spoken to him. I wish nothing but the best for him, his wife, and his son.
Take a minute and go to the Conner Foundation site, and if you have a few bucks to spare, send them on in. At the least, go to Caring Bridge and leave a few words of inspiration. He loves to see it, and every little good feeling has to count for something.
If you find that CD, make 2 copies! All I have is a copy on a cassette tape... Afraid to play it much so it doesn't wear out! :)Post a Comment