First and foremost who is Alan Freed? He was a DJ, not a Skrillex type dj but a disc jockey who played vinyl albums at a radio station. Its an odd concept in a digital world but thats his schtick. The unique part of Freed is he is credited with creating the world ‘rock and roll’ as music catagory and even stranger…. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame housed his ashes.
But Greg Harris the museums director has asked Freeds family to remove the remains. Freeds son Lance spoke to CNN calling the decision to remove is as “disrespectful.” “I’m a little bit emotional right now, because this is the third time I’m moving my dad. But hopefully it will be the last.”
Greg Harris states Freeds presence will still be “very prominent.” He argues: “The museum world is moving away from exhibiting remains. We are conscious of his important role and will continue to honour him. Rock and roll isn’t just about yesterday. It continues to evolve, and we continue to embrace it and refine our operations.”
Freed jr tells the Plain Dealer that Harris told him: “People walk past the exhibit and your dad’s ashes, and they scratch their heads – they can’t figure out what this thing is, and we’d like you to come pick up the ashes.”
We’d like you to come pick up the ashes” is one of the most crass lines Ive ever read and so much so that I find it amusing. Like come pick up your mower or some other borrowed garden tool.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an enormous scam. From it inductees to the museum itself. But it has a fancy name and you can go look at some musicians sweater for $40 so whatever floats your boat. That being said.. dont expect to see any remains.
I was happier because I knew I was happy
a snapshot of big hits and high tides, mostly high tides.
There is just a lot to love
the sound seemed to erupt from every side of the room
still on top
“danceable music for the end of days”
contracts its world in Nashisms
let’s take what we are offered
It’s the music, stupid