This seems like a Friday Flashback…
Sky Saxon, the founder and lead singer of the sixties band The Seeds, also passed away on Thursday. The Seeds had one of the first hit records of the sixties psychedelic period in 1967 with “Pushin’ Too Hard.”
This YouTube video is a good one. Note the teardrop bass guitar he’s playing. Some say this song set the stage for garage bands, some say it was the precursor of punk; for me it was the first taste of psychedelia that etched it’s way into the summer of 1967.
We didn’t hear much about Sky’s death because of the mega headlines on Michael Jackson. Did you notice how Farrah Fawcett barely got on the front page, while The King of Pop grabbed all the major attention?
I got the news about Farrah on the radio, Michael on all the TV networks, but I learned about Sky Saxon from my friends on Facebook. One of those friends commented about the fact that we now know plenty about heart attacks, but little about the anal cancer that claimed the life of Farrah Fawcett.
Wouldn’t we like to know more about this rare disease? At least Farrah Fawcett had the moxie to make her own video documentary about her life and loss. I saw it last spring and there’s nothing like hearing the details of someone’s fatal illness to make me feel fortunate in my own life.
But no one really likes to talk about a pain in the ass. LOL!!
Friday, June 26th, 2009
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock, Video