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Buddy Holly and Facing Myself

Tonight is the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. I was only one when it happened, so I don't remember, of course. But I was living in Lubbock, Texas at the time. Buddy and I share the same home town, which is where this statue of him is today!

Also, my SF horror piece, "Facing Myself," is now live at Fear and Trembling.
 


 

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will_couvillier
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Yes, it is. Not really something I forget, since the 3rd is also my birthday -- my 50th. And no, sadly I am not re-incarnated from any of the three - no musical bone in my body other than appreciation.
marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
I had thought about that an hour ago, that you share the day with Buddy in an odd way, when I was making your b-day post for tomorrow, Will. Just so you know that I didn't forget. ;-)

Hope you'll be around tomorrow... *g*
will_couvillier
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wonder about my birthday. Besides the celebs dying the day I was born, my mother also passed away on it.
marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that, Will. Is it okay if I put up the post tomorrow?

Edited at 2009-02-03 12:24 am (UTC)
will_couvillier
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Sure! I'm not THAT sensitive about such things. It's much more interesting to ponder the coincidences than to dwell on the negativity. Besides, optimism is my middle name - sorta.

Besides, she passed in '95. I've been back to seeing it as my birthday instead of the anniversary of her death for a while now.
marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Cool. I basically just spoiled the surprise so you wouldn't think that when I read your comment above that I thought, Gee, tomorrow's Will's birthday so I better throw something together! I found the humorous pic last week. Yes, I plan these things out a bit. ;-)

Edited at 2009-02-03 12:37 am (UTC)
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marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, Barbara. It's short, a flash piece.
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marshall_payne
Feb. 13th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, Barbara!
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marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Gee, Matt, you make it sound like you just got out of high school or something. *g*

No seriously, I figured you'd chime in here as I remember you saying you lived in Lubbock. I was born there, left when I was five. Still, I have certian things about it etched into my memory. Old 50s automobiles and such.
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marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Cool!

My dad got his doctor's degree in Elementary Ed. from Texas Tech, and when I was five he got his first real university teaching job at Sam Houston State, yes, Huntsville. I like to mess with people when they say, "You lived in Huntsville?" I'll say, "Yeah, my dad was doing 5 to 8 and we relocated the family as to make weenend visits easier." They'd say, "Wow, Marshall, your dad was in Huntville, in the penetentary?" I'd laugh. "Nah, he was a college professor." *hee*
catephoenix
Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, WOW! A short flash piece 'Facing Myself' may be, but it's got sci-fi, it's got horror, it has time travel, it has monsters. One of the best shorts I've read so far this year. Congratulations.

Oh, and I loved Buddy.* It's a shame that so many young stars died in plane crashes at that time.

*After the fact. I wasn't alive when he died.
marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Catherine! You made my day...or my morning at least. ;) Glad you liked it.

Yes, I figured you weren't yet around on the Day the Music Died, as they called it. As I said, I was one. Buddy Holly is one of those who can honestly wonder what he would've done if he'd lived, how he would've trancended in the 60s. His talent was that huge.
alaneer
Feb. 3rd, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Marshall. I'll hop over to read your story soonish.
marshall_payne
Feb. 3rd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
You better, Sophy, or I won't invite you to join me in the time capsule so we can both transmogrify into something hideous and unspeakable and...um, I mean, thanks! ;-)
justin_pilon
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I like the last line! Good stuff, Marshall.
(Just got around to reading)
marshallpayne1
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Justin! :-)
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