1.6 litre speed demon (artificialworld) wrote,
1.6 litre speed demon

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Probably won't mean much to those who didn't know me in high school

Brad Delp, lead singer of Boston, committed suicide last Friday. He was 55 years old.

I have great memories of summers in high school, driving around in the Cadillac with all the windows down, blaring Boston out of speakers that had been baked in the sun and were doing well to produce a minimally staticky midrange--forget about anything resembling bass or clear treble. I had every Boston album on cassette tape, recorded off my dual tape deck (long since gone). You don't want to know the number of times I listened to those tapes. Hey, they were my favorite band. I still love Tom Scholz's guitar work. Wasn't really that long ago, was it?

It was so surreal to sign into yahoo today and see the headline. For sure Boston (who are still touring, or were before now, at least) won't be able to replace Brad Delp, and I never thought Fran Cosmo was nearly as good. Sad stuff.

Well, that's my somber interlude for the evening. Back to finals.
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