Thursday, February 22, 2007

Joshua Gone Barbados. Eric Gone, Too.


Eric von Schmidt, a painter and folksinger, died February 2, 2007 in Connecticut. Bob Dylan wrote of him that “He could sing the bird off the wire and the rubber off the tire, he can separate the men from the boys and the note from the noise". But why should that be of interest to people in St. Vincent? Because his most recorded
and most famous song is about an incident that happened near Greorgetown: "Joshua Gone Barbados".

I got more information after I posted this and rewrote it. You can find v2 a bit furthur down the blog.