09 Jul Artist & Musician The Dark Bob Reminisces on his Friendship with Lewis
I won’t say a word without first acknowledging Lewis’ four children.
It is for them, that this loss is the biggest.
Followed by surviving family, friends, co-workers and admirers.
And then there’s me. Me and Lewis.
We were best friends for 40 years.
So almost immediately after his recent death,
various people wanted to talk to me about Lewis.
I did my best, but it was hard.
It was hard to talk about Lewis as if he were dead.
But he was.
My best friend was dead.
Lewis and I met 40 years ago thru our art, and our bond was instant!
And it was unconditional.
We were soul mates, brothers in the revolution, co-conspirators and seekers of love.
We hung out a lot.
We talked a lot.
We made art together.
We worked together.
We traveled together.
We toured and performed together.
We recorded two albums of our songs together.
We secretly shared our highest hopes and greatest fears.
Sometimes we were cocky but mostly we were terrified.
We got down, dirty and REAL. There was no option for us.
Because, after all, we were best friends forever.
But now, with Lewis gone, I’m a lot more on my own.
And I miss him more than I could have imagined.
For now, I’m still in that place where every time I think of Lewis I feel sad.
But going forward, I’m planning to do what Lewis did…or at least I’ll try.
I’ll go hard-charging and stay hopeful until I can go no further.
I’m sharing with you a song Lewis and I wrote together. Click here.
In his voice, you can hear his humor, his sadness, his confusion, his confidence and his love.
Thank you for your generous, most meaningful friendship.
All my love, D’Bo