Boo’z Hump Day Helper-‘Brother Can You Spare A Dime?’

Change is imminent, all things change, we are all getting older every minute of the day. Why not take advantage of every second?  Tell your family, friends, and loved ones how much they mean to you for no reason at all.  Make a kind gesture to a stranger, just to do it.  I was fortunate enough to take part in all of these things last weekend, a holiday to most, but an opportunity for me.  I was able to complete my honey-do list early enough in the weekend to host a BBQ with great friends, some old, some new, and all had a great time.  The very next day we spent the afternoon tooling around on another friends boat as we headed to a local music festival benefiting one of the area schools.  Once on land we spread out our blanket and settled in to some of the areas best local bands.  Families with their kids running around, local artists selling their wares, all in the sunshine of one of the best days of weather we have had all summer.  All of this served as a distraction for me,  as i tried to keep my thoughts away from the loss of a friend.

The DC/MD/VA area lost a local icon, Josh Burdette manager and head of security at the 9:30 club.

If you ever attended a show there you probably saw “that guy”, a name he embraced. This man was one of those special human beings that touched anyone that got to know him. He was different things to different people: a mentor, teacher, friend, co worker, big brother and to some a superhero. He will be missed by many in the industry, I miss him already. I can’t imagine what it will be like to walk into the club for the first time he is not there.  For a time I worked at the club and Josh was the first one of the ‘senior staff’ to learn my name and say hi.  That is what I remember the most about him, he was a kind man.  There are tons and tons of other memories I have with Josh, private jokes shared, laughing at people with little self control mostly. The point of all this is keep the ones that matter to you, close to you, tell your best friend you love them, let your family know how much they mean to you.  Treat everyone you meet like you have known them all your life. Josh always greeted me with a smile a handshake and a hug, like family.  He was family to me and many others, all we can do now is embrace each other in our loss and know the big man is up there keeping an eye on things.  One day I will get that greeting again, cause he will be standing at the door.

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  1. September 5th, 2013
    Jubone says: