Nothing From Nothing

If you recognize that song title, you probably already know that Billy Preston died yesterday of kidney failure after being in a coma for several months. He was 59. You'd probably also recognize "Will It Go Round In Circles" if you heard it. Preston played some with the Beatles on "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be." He also appeared in the campy Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," singing "Get Back" in a gold suit. Hey, it was the '70s. Be kind. I liked his music and I think it's sad that he died so young. Rest in peace, Billy.

Thought for the day: If it's raining hard enough, it doesn't make a heck of a lot of difference whether you have an umbrella or not. Well, your head and shoulders will stay dry, anyway. And hey, you're not made of sugar candy, so you won't melt. The rest of you will dry off in time. Wet shoes and pant legs: This too shall pass.

Saw a letter last night with the return addressee being "Jesse James." It was going to someone else with the last name James in one of our local jails. Funny; you'd think that Jesse would have been the one in stir. I mean, what were his parents thinking?! Giving a kid a name like that is just setting him up for a life of crime. It's kind of like naming your daughter "Chastity," and then being surprised when she ends up being either a stripper, a nun or a lesbian.