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Michael Houser: 7 Years Gone We Remember The Lingering Lead
JamBase
JamBase
8/10/2009 12:00 AM

Michael Houser: 7 Years Gone We Remember The Lingering Lead

mhc10
mhc10
8/10/2009 03:04 PM

Been think of Mikey a lot today!!

Can't believe it has been 7 years.

pfleghaar
pfleghaar
8/10/2009 03:14 PM

Panic is great. One thing though. The last video is the last part of "Driving Song," not the first part.

shakobe
shakobe
8/10/2009 03:24 PM

Wow. chills.I miss the panic of old.

thatsafootballsh…
thatsafootballsh…
8/10/2009 03:25 PM

I really miss that guy. I was thinking about Mikey a lot at The Gorge this past weekend. From 1997-2001, there was nothing better or more psychedelic than Widespread Panic on a good night. I miss it.

moephishH2O
moephishH2O
8/10/2009 03:26 PM

Man, 7 years. We miss you, Mikey!

blower
blower
8/10/2009 03:58 PM

Thanks for the memories! Red Rocks 2002 by far the best three shows I have ever witnessed by any band. Seeing the grin on Houser's face as he played side by side with GMAC knowing what was to follow was something I will never forget. Truely a man of class and dignity right to the end. It is amazing that the rest of the band could even keep it together, but they did and it was magical.

We need a solid west coast run, its been too long!

toestothenose
toestothenose
8/10/2009 04:23 PM

I can't believe it's been 7 years and it still pulls at my heart strings so - so much. Man I really miss those wonderful years with Houser. I first saw you with the boys at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in July of 98. You intrigued me then but it wasn’t until that Red Rocks run in June of 99 that WSP grabbed my legs and pulled me in. Just looking back at the Friday, Sat, Sun punches with all those close friends you still stand out as leaving a searing mark in my memory. From here it was one magical ride zigzagging around the country to catch you and the boys on the east and west coasts. My personal Houser stand out moments came during that second set the first night in 2000 at Keystone, That first set the second night in Larkspur 2001 before the innocence of the country changed and the back to back awe-inspiring 4/20/02 and 4/21/02 run through NC.

I also won’t soon forget the purple balloons and healing that started on that second night at Fiddlers Green. I just looked back at the post I placed in on August 10th to the day #621

http://www.housertribute.com/tribute/index.php?entry=1835

J.B., sums it up so darn well when playing Neil Young’s “Don’t Be Denied”

“Pretty soon I met a friend,

Who played guitar

We’d set on the steps at school,

And dream of being stars

We started a band,

We played all night”

Peace, Love, and Panic

Jake

CoolYourJets
CoolYourJets
8/10/2009 04:45 PM

goosebumps during that Tall Boy

phishinpanic
phishinpanic
8/10/2009 04:57 PM

first caught a Mikey show in Athens in 93..."I almost could'nt stand it". what a dream what a dream.

phishinpanic
phishinpanic
8/10/2009 05:00 PM

and that was the first part of Driving.

vwphan
vwphan
8/10/2009 05:23 PM

Old No.7 : I was at that first Bonnaroo in 02 and talk about goose bumps.....man!!! I had em during that Tall Boy with the Dottie Peoples Choir. Felt like i was in church down south! Thanks Mikey!

natty
natty
8/10/2009 06:15 PM

Thanks Aaron!

Nice memories you put together there!

Miss ya Mike!

Natty

fleckjo
fleckjo
8/10/2009 08:38 PM

was at bonnaroo and that tall boy was one of the greatest musical moments of my life.

gregboyer
gregboyer
8/10/2009 08:38 PM

Nice tribute jambase. I'm in agreement that 2001 was the peak year for Panic. It's hard to replace such a distinct sounding guitar player but Herring is pretty good with them. Not many guys would still keep playing knowing their grim future like Houser.

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