I wore my precious “Steve Lacy…on tour” t-shirt today because I read yesterday that it has been 10 years since his passing, and other Steve Lacy fans did tributes in the form of concerts or blog posts.
Steve was a famous jazz musician, and the first MacArthur Genius fund laureate that I ever met, and played two Earthwise Productions concerts hereabouts, in the 1990s.
(I realize there is a limit to how many selfies I can post without “Plastic Alto” being reduced to pure self-promotion — I certainly wish I can post about Steve to greater effect than this could ever do).
I wore a Woody Guthrie shirt to Palo Alto World Music Day yesterday not realizing the significance of this time space continuum apropos of Steve. I also took a meeting with a prospective City Council 2014 Election candidate and met briefly, because we passed on street, the Chief of Police, all wearing Steve. The politician asked about him.
edit to add: ROVA does a Steve Lacy tribute at Duende on Telegraph (near Fox Theatre) Friday July 11, 2014, ten years after.