So Charles Manson died yesterday at the age of 83. While I’m not typically the grave-dancing sort, I can’t say the world is a poorer place for his departure.
I do have to say, however, that he’s connected to one of the greatest music reviews I’ve ever read. The reviewer (whose name, alas, escapes me) was considering Lie, the album Manson recorded in 1967 and ’68. Here’s the review, in its entirety:
“Charles Manson is as fine a musician as he is a human being.”
On the other hand, he did inspire a pretty cool song by Klaatu (a group widely considered to have its own Beatles issues, though of a much different nature.)
As the saying goes, may he rest in peace… after a decent interval. (And I was sorely tempted to add a “Family” tag to this post, but managed to refrain.)