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A Natural Curiosity :: RIP Jesse Winchester
Sunday, April 13, 2014

RIP Jesse Winchester

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One of my favorite musicians has passed away at the age of 69. I used to go hear him at some of the long-gone underground bars around Harvard Square: the Ha’Penny, the Idler. (He enjoyed the idea of playing at The Idler, drawling out the name as if tasting it.)

I had all his albums with their melancholy titles: Learn to Love It, Let the Rough Side Drag, A Touch on the Rainy Side, and Third Down, 110 to Go. Sweetness, joy, and humor were always breaking through the clouds.

Here’s what Rolling Stone said, and here’s the New York Times.

The Winchester family suggests you plant a cherry tree in his memory, or make a wooden bench and put it somewhere nice.

Posted by geoff on 04/13 at 12:43 PM
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