R.I.P. David Olney

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ron R, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    I can't honestly say I'm a huge fan (I may get there someday), but his resume was pretty impressive.
    Definitely approve of the departure plan though.
     
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    I'm a huge fan. Women Across The River is a great song. This may be my favorite.

     
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    "He never dropped his guitar or fell (off) his stool," Scott Miller wrote on Facebook. "It was as easy and gentle as he was."

    Wow.

    "He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket ... I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment," Rigby said, adding, "We all lost someone important last night."

    I can only imagine being witness to such an event.

    But my sense is like when 60+ year married couples pass so very close to each other. In this case, how else would be fitting for his goodbye. There is so a song there, a tribute to him. He is looking down and saying, I'll take it. Only I wish I could have finished the song.

    RIP
     
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    Its certainly an epic story. Fate, unpredictable.
     
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    It happened locally (I'm in Tampa, this was Sarasota).. saw an article that said he stopped mid through his 3rd song, said "I'm sorry", and kind of closed his eyes and put his head down. People thought he just needed a second... then they realized he needed help.

    "Doctors" (plural, apparently) were in the audience and tried to revive him, no luck.
     
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    Dang. That’s a way to to, though.
     
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    Yup....I agree. This is why it's good to have your affairs in order....all of them...emotional, personal, spiritual, relationships....and if you got some money at the end of all that then get that in order as well.
     
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    RIP, sir.
     
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    If only we could all be lucky enough to die doing exactly what we love, surrounded by friends.
    R.I.P.
     
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    David was a great guy. I didn’t know him well, but did a couple shows with him and very much enjoyed both the music and the conversation. This was sad news for me. But yes, a great way to close the curtain. In this line of work, it’s about the best we can hope for.
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for posting.

     
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    Farewell to a true original.


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    NBC showed a clip of him, earlier in the day, performing Blue Bonnet Girl, written by our mutual friend, Jack Murray.
    Such a bittersweet thing for Jack to hear David doing his song just before checking out.
     
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    He Passed away with his Boots on,
    RIP
     
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