Frank Almond, the Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony and one of my fellow Inside the Arts bloggers, sent me a link to this story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that exquisitely captures the way many bass players would like to be remembered at their wake:
Music was bass player Spellman’s passion
As a bass player in dozens of Milwaukee country and rock bands over the years, Mike Spellman was a real pro, never hot-dogging or calling attention to himself, just playing what the music required.
But he did like to enjoy himself. That’s why Saturday, following his instructions for his wake, the funeral home will display his body in his favorite recliner, with a Budweiser in his hand and his bass guitar nearby.
Complete story: Music was bass player Spellman’s passion – JSOnline