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 #111432  by ugly rumor
 Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:30 pm
Ernie Williams, a great bluesman with whom I was privileged to play, and who I loved with my soul, died about an hour ago. A part of me died, also. The pain you feel when a loved one dies is incredible. Check out ErnieWilliams.com. He was truly a beautiful person and a true friend.
 #111435  by jackr
 Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:40 pm
I didnt know who he was. But i went to the site and listened. GREAT STUFF. So sorry for your loss. Apparently it was a loss for all of us. Bummer, but thanks for letting us know.
 #111436  by hippieguy1954
 Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:43 pm
So sorry. That's a hard one, man. Dear friends are rare. Be strong. I feel ya brother.
 #111451  by easytoslip
 Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:11 am
sorry for your loss

perhaps does not compare with the loss of a human, but my parents' old kitty died recently and I was completely surprised at my own outpouring of grief

to quote Perpetual Groove: "Oh, to feel.."

Feelings have been fascinating me for some time now. To quote Ryan Montbleau Band: "Sadness and pleasure so close together, can't seem to tell the difference". It's an interesting phenomenon, when you are sobbing and you kind of feel awesome. I don't really like that empty feeling after, but I remind myself that now I've got space for more joy.
 #111452  by hippieguy1954
 Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:31 am
easytoslip wrote:sorry for your loss

perhaps does not compare with the loss of a human, but my parents' old kitty died recently and I was completely surprised at my own outpouring of grief

to quote Perpetual Groove: "Oh, to feel.."

Feelings have been fascinating me for some time now. To quote Ryan Montbleau Band: "Sadness and pleasure so close together, can't seem to tell the difference". It's an interesting phenomenon, when you are sobbing and you kind of feel awesome. I don't really like that empty feeling after, but I remind myself that now I've got space for more joy.
It's interesting and very natural how we feel sorry for ourselves, as well, when we loose someone. :cry:
 #111471  by tcsned
 Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:05 am
My condolences, Ricky. It's easy for those not dealing with a loss to say "celebrate his life instead of mourning his loss" but that is easier said than done. So I say go ahead and mourn but keep sight of the positive that this person brought to you and others in his life.

Is this the Ernie Williams from New York? If so, it seems like he lived a full life of music gigging into his late 80s. We should be so lucky.
 #111607  by The Stag
 Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:18 am
I got to meet him afew times and got some picures with him at a gore mountain jam festival. he was a great musican as well as a great dude. RIP.