He despised phonies, his 1969 Volvo (which he also loved), know-it-all Yankees, Southerners who used the words “veranda” and “porte cochere” to put on airs, eating grape leaves, Law and Order (all franchises), cats, and Martha Stewart. In reverse order. He particularly hated Day Light Saving Time, which he referred to as The Devil’s Time. It is not lost on his family that he died the very day that he would have had to spring his clock forward. This can only be viewed as his final protest.
apsies: The obituary by which all other obituaries should be judged. Read the entire thing. It’s worth it.
You heard her.
When I die, I hope I have an obit 10% this good.
The story I have told throughout my work life I could not have told as well without Clarence.Bruce Springsteen • In the intro to Clarence Clemons’ 2009 memoir, “Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales.” Clemons, who died of complications from a stroke today, was an iconic figure who defined the sound of the E Street Band for many. He was one of the most memorable members of the legendary band, and still held strong influence to this day, showing up on Lady Gaga’s most recent album. A piece of our hearts was lost tonight.