Thursday, April 1, 2010

DJ


I was looking for a picture of Duane Jarvis, who died one year ago today. This is the only one I could find on my computer - I'm not sure who took it but I cropped it from a larger picture taken at the Bluebird in Nashville.

Please, please resist the urge to say something along the lines of "hmm - there's Townes Van Zandt looking over DJ's shoulder - I bet the two of them are having some laughs up there in heaven now, jamming together and making beautiful music." I can't stand that hokey idea of a great big music free for all in the sky.

But, thinking about Duane today, I can read something appropriate into the songwriter's songwriter gazing out as DJ bows his head and plays. Duane was a sweet and humble guy, and the same kind of musician - never wanting to get in the way, just underpinning, grooving along, being quietly supportive. I look at this picture and remember.

3 comments:

Deeny said...

Thanks Amy. It's a rough day. Denise

Jim S said...

Only met him once, but seemed a really nice guy, and one of my favorite musicians. Thanks for the reminder Amy.

Jim

amy said...

Had to write something, Denise. That day (Apr 1) will always be one where I take some time to think about DJ. Hope you're doing okay.

He is missed Jim in ways it's hard to articulate.