And So Long to bass player Mike Porcaro (Toto), dead March 15 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”). (Credits Randy Cassingham, [Google] see links below)
And for interesting reports on various deaths: http://www.honoraryunsubscribe.com/ 7
The doc's where I work like the 80's. Now, I being the office matron and music snob (no radio and commercials for me..) i control the stations or playlists. (being the matron has it privileges..damn whippersnappers) Anyway. I had just check on a patient walked out of the room and heard "Africa". My eyes closed as I stopped in the hallway, my head started to gentle sway, shoulders joined in and yep wait for it...the crescendo hits.. I belted it out with Toto " Its' gonna take a lot to drag me away from you (a pt. laughs) There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do (my co-workers groan) I Bless the rains down in Africa' (a doc, who shall remain nameless, rolled his eyes and threatens to turn it off) . Well enough with the gory details you get the picture, now sing it with me.. louder @mikelowe, @natyblooming@lynn200 and @pfrd81 ..I can't hear you
"Patton Oswalt takes a swipe at Toto in his latest hour-long special ‘Tragedy + Comedy = Time,’ describing a weekday supermarket trip that found him contemplating frozen dinners when one of the band’s most recognizable hits made an appearance over the store’s sound system.
“Toto’s ‘Africa’ started playing,” Oswalt says, in a preview clip from the special. “The combination of 11 a.m. on a Tuesday, Lean Cuisines and Toto’s ‘Africa,’ I have never felt more peacefully, effortlessly, joyously suicidal.” http://ultimateclassicrock.com/patton-oswalt-toto-suicidal/?trackback=tsmclip 3