web geek, photographer, beer fan, teller of bad jokes
My only problem with CBX is that it's not located closer to me, which is probably a good thing or I'd spend most of my paycheck there. I love that place and I don't understand the "jerks" comment - every time that I've been in there they have been nothing but friendly, helpful, and, dare I say bonhomous?
To be fair, Bill's does a horrible job getting the word out to us beer geeks - no website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, nada. Most people that I talk to think it's just another liquor/wine shop and have no clue that they have a decent beer selection, not to mention growler fills. If I knew what they had just received, or what was new on the growler station (similar to how CBX announces stuff), you can bet that I'd make it a point to stop by more often. The few times that I have stopped by though, I've been impressed - decent amount of local beers, and some harder to find beers (Dogfish Head Bitches Brew/Hellhound/Faithful/Pumpkin, Southern Tier Pumking, etc.), and always some Westbrook or Holy City on tap.
Eff people who eff our local, hard working breweries...
So very sad to see someone like Jerry, with immense talent and a kind personality, leave the world.
I was able to shoot Maserati on their European tour with Ostinato and had drinks with them all after the show. Ostinato drummer Matt Clark played in place of Jerry since he was in London with !!! and I remember him going on about how amazing Jerry was (thoughts captured here http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrys/4362977…).
I like this comment by Juan Maclean:
"During a particularly difficult time, while backstage in a club in Chicago, Jerry told me "Juan, I will follow you to the end of the earth and I will always be there for you." That was Jerry, the greatest drummer in the world, the greatest friend you could ever have."
This video really captures some of his talent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0ZxA130u4
Here's a little mix I created with some of the music he helped to create: http://8tracks.com/exposur3/remembering-je…
Thanks for this writeup, I really enjoyed reading it.
Great writeup and photos Joshua! I'm really happy ya'll helped us as a media sponsor, getting the word out to a wider audience. Most importantly, I'm glad you were there as a participant!
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