Topic: Tough GIG Ahead..........
This coming Monday I will be performing in what might be my most difficult gig of all-time. A few weeks ago a band mate of mine passed away at the tender young age of 34 from a heart attack. His name is Shawn"Phat Daddy" White, my brother in music, master of the oboe, funky slap style bass, vocalist, and father of 4( ages 14, 2,3,& 4). Shawn could play PRIMUS tunes to the T!!!! Our band, Modulus, began in 1993. We played gigs together over the next few years and then we all parted ways, on very friendly terms with each other, to do our own things. Shawn, Eric, and I continued to play music as our sole occupation, Chris and Jayson got "real" jobs but continue to this day playing the occasional gig. Sadly, Chris and Jayson are far away and can't make it to the tribute. We all plan on getting together next year in the fall for a wedding gig for one our close friends.
Eric, the drummer in our band( Modulus) is organizing the tribute for Shawn. 30 or more of the Tampa Bay, Floridas' finest musicians are gonna get together and show our respect to Shawn and his family.
At one of our fun filled rehearsals back around 1994, Shawn presented the band with an original song titled " I Don't Know". We played it a few times , I loved it then and I love it now. I'm gonna perform this song Monday night and hopefully I can get through it without sobbing like a sissyfied pansy.
Shawn was an amazingly gifted musician. There's a void in the air tonight and every night that longs for Shawns' amazing bass lines and magnetic, friendly personality.
Write and record your music folks! One never knows when it might be too late..........
Peace and Guitars,
SouthPaw41L( Toney Hall )