Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Au revoir, friend of the bastard

Tim Haden passed over the weekend, he'd been ill for a while, and retired about two years ago. When I first moved to Asheville, there was nowhere to do comedy (and I had no car, so couldn't easily get to the open mic circuit), so I went to my second love, music. I didn't have a good time with a few of the community groups, but a friend put me in touch with Tim, who was putting together a Lab Jazz band, and was looking for reliable players to work on tunes he'd been writing. We didn't always see eye to eye, but we had some really fun times, and he let me do some of my comedy sax solos on the shows (I did one of those at the show with the Oxymorons and on the first of the 35 Below shows last year).

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