Monday, 28 May 2007

His Last Performance

"I was at the last show he played at Barristers in Memphis on May 26, 1997. There were probably about 50 or 60 people there. He was wearing a grey dress suit with a tie. He went behind the bar and we couldn't see what he was doing. Then a couple of songs into the set he said: "there's some red wine over at the bar". He'd been pouring the wine into little plastic cups for the audience.He played a couple of things from "Grace": Corpus Christi, which he hadn't played for a long time, "The Sky is a Landfill" and "Your flesh is so nice". he did a pretty weird, aggressive version of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein". It wasn't the usual joking Jeff, it was more intense than that. He had a heavy interaction going on during "Frankenstein" with this one girl who was standing on the side of the stage with her boyfriend.After the show, he copied this long text on to the first page of a Bible this guy gave him to sign". - Gayle Kelemen 1998

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