the most important band of my life

Alex Chilton, a man whose work in Big Star made me brave enough to play guitar and sing in front of an audience, died today at the age of 59. Maybe I’ll be able to articulate how much this man meant to me tomorrow, but for tonight here’s a live version of “Thirteen” from the recent 2008 reunion tour.

G’night Alex. Sweet heaven above, good night and thank you so very very much for everything you gave me the guts to do.