Sunday, 22 May 2011

Stevie Ray Vaughan



This man inspired countless musicians to reach higher.  He passionately encouraged people addicted to drugs and alcohol to reach deeper.  His death in an helicopter crash, after four clean years, seemed too tragic.  But our understanding does not go deep enough, oftentimes, and I somehow suspect he is still around, encouraging and inspiring those who want to know.


Not long before he died, he recorded an album with his brother, Jimmie Vaughan.  It was called 'Family Style'.  The track, 'Tick Tock' is good to hear.  Here are the words.


One night while sleeping in my bed I had a beautiful dream
That all the people of the world got together on the same wavelength
And began helping one another
Now in this dream, universal love was the theme of the day
Peace and understanding and it happened this way


The sick and the hungry, had smiles on their faces
The tired and the homeless had family all around
Streets and the cities were all beautiful places
And the walls came tumblin' down


People of the world, all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
And the children of the world look forward to a future


Remember, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Remember that, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away


I had a vision of blue skies from sea to shining sea
All the trees in the forest stood strong tall again
Everything was clean and pretty and safe for you and me
The worst of enemies became the best of friends


People of the world, all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
Children of the world look forward to a future


Remember, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Remember that, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away


Remember that, remember that
Remember that, remember that


People of the world all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
Children of the world look forward to a future


Remember, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Remember that, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away .....



Here is a link for the video that was made after Stevie died.


First you see Jimmie.  Then Stevie's gentle vocals begin.




My son's passion for music led us to SRV.  Just to possess some images of him, I took some screenshots.  Some have resulted in some painterly, even pastel, effects.








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