Archive for Leroi Moore

Funeral for a King

Posted in cripsyduck, music with tags , , on August 29, 2008 by criPSy duck

I did not attend LeRoi Moore’s funeral, even though it took place about a mile from here. It seemed like a good time to let actual friends and family do their grieving. Besides, it was raining really hard and I’m not real paparazzi, I just play one on TV.

But I have a friend who drove three hours in the rain to pay his respects and reported that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies he’d witnessed. Exactly fitting for a beloved and complex man. The only thing that could have made it better, my friend said, would have been the appearance of a true New Orleans funeral band to dance the body to infinite slumber. Continue reading

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LeRoi Moore, R.I.P.

Posted in cripsyduck, music with tags , , on August 20, 2008 by criPSy duck

Wow. Well, after two months of recovery from a brutal A.T.V. accident, LeRoi Moore, local jazz legend and saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band, has died. Rest in peace, brother.

LeRoi Moore, R.I.P.