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Old 08-08-2020, 02:30 PM
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That must have been around the time I saw the Splinter Group at the Long Beach Blues Festival, a big annual outdoor brouha where everybody stands in the sun. The audience up front was most appreciative of Peter and certainly knew and respected his legacy. Peter was, I recall, very introverted and casual, talking quietly with his Splinter Group bandmates and laughing a little. But in his interaction with the audience, he seemed a little unsteady to me, a little "off." In his life, he probably never fully recovered from his medical issues. There were just periods of being coherent and properly functional, whether it was touring, recording, or giving interviews to the media. That day at the blues fest, he gave me the impression I was watching a Frances Farmer figure. That's the only time I ever saw Peter in person.
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