Thursday, April 1, 2010


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.


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.


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.