(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
A few weeks ago I wrote a Pass the Popcorn on an underappreciated cinematic gem: Truck Turner. Now we have the sad news that Isaac Hayes has passed away at the age of 65.
I had the chance to see Isaac Hayes perform in Las Vegas about 5 years ago. He brought the house down. One song he sang, more spoke really, was about his intention to give his woman a back massage, a foot rub and a warm bath. I have never seen so many middle aged women go bananas in my life.
Some standing advice I give to people is that if you have the chance to see a legendary performer on stage, do it. I’ve yet to be disappointed by an Isaac Hayes, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones or Ramones concert. You just don’t know that you’ll ever get the chance again, and longevity is a strong predictor of greatness.
Happy trails Mr. Hayes. You’ll be missed.