“There are cool cats and there are cool Memphis cats but no one, not
Elvis, not Jerry Lee, not even the Wolf came close to epitomizing Memphis
and cool like Jim Dickinson did. He was the Top Cat Daddy, an
inspiration, a mentor and my friend.

If you knew his music and understood his role as one of the links between
black and white culture and between blues and rock and roll, you know what
I'm talking about. If he is unfamiliar to you, now's as good time as any
to get to know him, even though he's checked out of the motel.”

--Joe Nick Patoski

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Monday, October 25, 2010

"They hadacall it something!"

"I think people make records out of a primal urge--it's a fear of death. Every western religion is about the search for immortality and I think that people who make records understand that."

-Jim Dickinson


  1. it feels wonderful to read his wise words. i needed that! thanks mom

  2. Good, Cody. I'm so glad that his words gave you a lift. That's the reason for this blog.

    Lentil-bo-peep- I like your handle. Clever!

  3. i think the worlds poor economy is perpetuated by our inherent fear of death too. balancing a budget is admitting mortality. paying debt admits we will not last forever. too abstract? lol