RIP Norm "Sugarbone" Sloan, 1948-2010
But whatever words I can muster now to remember the gentleman by, I think this quote from his MySpace page solidifies best the attitude and musical know-how that he represented for 62 years:
"As a teen I spent many days cutting class to go hang around Greenwhich [sic] Village. One such day as I walked into an upstairs restaurant on Bleeker [sic] & 6th known as the Tin Angel, I spotted Jimi slumped over in a drunken stupor. Noticing his white strat slipping off his lap, I ran over to grab it before it hit the floor. While shaking his shoulder I called out; Jimi, wake up! Later that afternoon my friends and I spotted Mickey Dolenz and Davie Jones strutting down McDougal Street. We jeered, shot them the bird and threw whatever we could pick off the ground at them. Oh Yes; I have been to Electric Ladyland and I am experienced."
That you were, sir, that you were. And South Florida will miss you dearly.