Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gone but not Forgotten

This post is dedicated to my good friend:

Leonard 'Lemmy' Clark.

Len died Monday November 17th, 2008 at the age of 44.

This picture of Len and Lemmy Kilmister was taken after a show in April of 2000.

The Motörhead show had ended and we went across the street for a pint. After leaving we decided to head back to the theater where the bands bus was to see if there was anyone else out and about. As we walked up, the bus door opened and Lemmy walked out. All I can remember Len saying was "what's with the white boots man?" I don't think Lemmy heard us because he signed autographs and posed for a few snaps.

Here we are at the 'Leefy Lodge' in Oak Lake. Tequila shots for the boys. I was taking the pic so it was Snakes turn for a shot. There's Woodtick with his 'Kenora Dinner Jacket'. Lennys wondering why he ever sat down at the table. And Danno is just chilln' awaiting his turn.

Lenny loved life, loved his mates, loved it when we 'offered' free booze or food (which was cool by us) loved to travel and of course loved Motorhead.

We saw the band in concert a number of times together. After college I moved to another city and even though we didn't always keep in touch, all I had to do was pick up the phone, call Len and he'd find a way to get to the next gig.

Every time I hear the 'Ace of Spades' (actually any Motörhead song) I think of Lenny.

This is one of the coolest pics! Just loaded and camera in hand! All the boys in black and ready for the weekend at the 'Leefy Lodge'. Beer drinkers and hell raisers!

God speed Len - You are missed

Ace ♠

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