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Posted By: GUEST,Steve Jambeck
09-Oct-05 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Sean Blackburn (Sept 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Sean Blackburn (Sept 05)
I too am deeply saddened by the passing of Sean. But I am happy to have been his friend for nearly 40 years. We met in 1966 at college. I had an old green guitar then and Sean asked me to teach him how to play. He embraced music with great joy, determination and passion. We were roommates a couple times during the hippy days on the West Bank. I played the washtub bass with Sean and Dakota at the Extemp a time or two. I remember a short tune we did where Sean sang..."Girls are nice, but oh what ice-ing comes in Oreos. Oreos, the one I love, are the very best cookies ever was..." He had a great sense of humor. Sean loved a corny joke, a bad pun, a good straight line and silly shtick. He was a class act with a classic delivery that did the old school proud. May his light shine on brightly. Steve Jambeck