Danny Federici

I'm sure you've heard by now that Danny Federici of the E Street Band died yesterday from melanoma. I add my condolences along with the rest of his fans to his family and friends.

I'm also sure many people will be pointing out their favorite Federici moments. Here's mine, and it has nothing to do with E Street. Listen to this 1996 track by Mark Lindsay (yes, Raider Mark). Danny's accordion on this song sets the perfect mood.

Mark Lindsay / Rouge on blue (1996)

PS: You can buy the Mark Lindsay CD "Video Dreams", where Danny plays Hammond organ as well as accordion, at marklindsay.com. It's really quite an extraordinary album.

History meme

[dad@porky ~]$ history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head
95 ls
64 cd
23 vncviewer
19 vim
18 moosic
14 yaourt
14 mv
12 python
12 du
11 cat