My father knew Chuck Berry and played with him at least once (he was in the house band at the biggest Milwaukee venue of the 60s, at least in terms of clubs, called ‘The Attic.’)
My mother told wild stories of Chuck hanging out with a very White blonde woman, and the racist looks and comments their southside, working class neighbors offered when my mom and dad brought Chuck and his guest to their small apartment.
Lots of family stories like this. Did anyone think of taking a photograph? Ugh.
Chuck Berry, the father of rock ‘n’ roll, has died at 90
Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty ImagesChuck Berry, the father of rock ‘n’ roll, has died at age 90. His death was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri, who found Berry at his home on Saturday afternoon. Berry, who broke out in the 1950s, was instrumental in building rock out of the blues and swing of the ‘40s. His first hit, 1955’s “Maybellene,” was a cover of a country song that preserved the country twang but added an unmistakably rock ‘n’ roll attitude — with guitar licks to match. … Read more
The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees—all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.
Father Thomas Berry.
I’ve posted this before, but I saw it posted today by OBOD, a Druid group, and figured it always bears repeating.
I’m playing an IF Challenge on TS3. The father is a lavender berry sim, the mother is a white banilla sim. They had twins: a boy and a girl. The boy has the mothers skin, and his favorite color is purple. The girl has the fathers skin and her favorite color is white. Very well played Sims, well played indeed