I spent most of my Christmas day trying to figure out if Vic Chesnutt was in a coma or actually dead. Websites that had said he was dead pulled back and said he was in a coma. Even the New York Times, at first, had only Ben Sisario's blog saying he was dead by suicide. But sometime past midnight, I read an actual article confirming the worst.
I chose BOTH of Vic's 2009 albums--At The Cut and Skitter On Take-Off--as among my 25 favorite and I was fortunate to have the pleasure of meeting him on a few occasions. Peace and love to his family, especially his wife Tina.
Here are 10 things I will forever cherish about the man...
10) Nearly getting into a fight at a Vic Chesnutt show - How one gets into a fight at a Vic Chesnutt show isn't easy, but I almost pulled it off and drew the attention of Vic himself who said, "It's not a Vic Chesnutt show without a good fight." I was sitting on the ground with the rest of the audience when the woman in front of me decided to stand up and leave meRead More »from My Ten Favorite Vic Chesnutt Moments