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Declared Officially Dead

December 1, 2012

"Good Times" - CHIC: Live at the Budokan

I've been playing with some of my demos from the 80's lately and it's been exciting jamming along with my old band mates. I love to play guitar and I could do this every day for the rest of my life just for the fun of it.

While taking a lunch break I jumped onto twitter for a few minutes and someone had posted "Good Times," from CHIC: Live at the Budokan. I loved it. Just like I could play along with my old demos forever, I could watch this video forever because I'll always see something new.

Today, I saw this performance from a completely different point of view. While watching it I said to myself, "Here's the last time I played "Good Times" with Bernard Edwards." He played brilliantly, even though his body, mind, and spirit were already transitioning. A few hours after this song he'd be Declared Officially Dead.