The Sky Is Crying

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by colchar, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. InkedStrat

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    Stevie was from Dallas I believe. There is a statue in Austin, though I don't know if there are any others. I thought I'd find a big festival or ceremony today but couldn't find anything listed anywhere.
     
  2. MiKe0589

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    I may have only been a little over a year old when this happened, but he is still one of my big influences.

    R.I.P. Stevie.
     
  3. jflintmac

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    I thought he was from Austin but I guess I was wrong.

    Being that it is the 20th anniversary, one would think there would be a pile of people showing up to pay respects to Stevie at that statue. If I were within a hundred miles of it I would make the drive but unfortunately, I live in Canada...
     
  4. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

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    Stevie was born in Dallas, but moved to Austin in 1972 and lived there when he wasn't on the road up until his death in 1990.
     
  5. Wideglide

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    I came home from the bar the other night at 3 am... watched the el Macambo DVD with the headphones on.. Then went to the bedroom and played from 4:30 till the sun came up. Not very well, probably, but inspired... And I wasn't even thinking of this anniversary.
     
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    the statue was unveiled in 1994, there was a memorial ceremony, some words from Jimmy, and one h*ll of a concert after. it's hard to see in the photos, but behind it is a shadow,(part of the statue) of Stevie playing the guitar he's holding. it's hard to stand there and not be moved, and i've seen it a lot of times. people leave picks, joints, flowers, all sorts of small things there for Stevie. he was born in Dallas, but Austin definitely took him to their hearts.
     
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    better picture- the shadow on the right is actually part of the statue.
     
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  8. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Above my computer desk.... sorry about SRV being cut off, but didn't feel like taking processing and uploading another pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That was great, Pesky! Where did you get the backing track? That sounded fantastic for a $99 guitar! :)
     
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    The El Mo is here in Toronto (I live just outside the city) and I wish I could've seen him there but that was filmed in '83 so I was too young to be getting into bars then.
     
  14. StratAlchemist

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    this is how i picture the sky is crying

    one of my favorites, been my desktop for some time.
     

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  15. colchar

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    Oh I am definitely stealing that!

    I wish there was a similar one with just Stevie.
     
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    i went to Stevie's statue. there were several people there, some laying flowers, some leaving lit candles. i felt such a sense of loss. 20 years haven't eased the sadness for me.
     
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    I got to hang out backstage with Stevie after the "In Step" show in Okla. City (thanks to Cesar Diaz).

    Such a great guy that would spend hours with his fans.
     
  20. jflintmac

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    I spent the day yesterday, watching some of my SRV dvd's and stopping them once in a while to pick up a strat and play (best I can) some of his licks as I do quite often. I can't keep up well enough to just play along with the disc.
    Any ways, it was a sad day for me, for sure.
    I just don't know why such stupid things have to happen to such good people...

    We could have grown old, enjoying the music that Srevie took to his grave with him. I don't , for one second, beleive that Stevie Ray's best days were behind him. Had he not got into that helicopter, he might have went on to another few decades of incredable blues music.
    Such a tragedy!!!