great things from the past

Gregg ‘Cadillac Kid’ Weaver- Torrance 1977


Nick Drake

I am sitting here at ‘Ridiculous’. Its very quiet. The only sound is the smooth voice of long- gone Nick Drake. He sings ‘Riverman’ & pulls me deep into a mood that I may have trouble extricating myself from. He died all too soon. The world barely learned he was here,  before he took his own life. He sold less than 4000 records before he died. Strange. I understand his lack of a desire to live. Life is hard & painful. He opted out. I hope he can see the influence that his music instilled in so many. Gregg Weaver was one of skateboardings early ‘superstars.’ He was photographed heavily & the magazine received more fan mail for Gregg than anyone else. Two great things from our past. Click below to Nick Drake & his song ‘Riverman’. Give it a listen…. Thanks to Jim Goodrich for the image. Skate- Ozzie

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