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It is with great sadness, I wish to inform you of the passing a great musician, who played often in St. Croix, Billy Davis of Badfinger, on 3/11/15.
I wrote this poem in his memory:
Ode to Billy Davis
He’s not knocking on Heaven’s door,
God reached out and extended his hand;
He asked Billy to join his band.
Now his music can be heard on the original “cloud”.
Play it at home, turn it up loud.
I first saw him play
At Chenay Bay.
Oh, what a memorable day!
I was first in line to get my place in the sand;
I could not wait to hear the band.
And as the band played,
The locals danced, even the palm trees swayed.
What an incredible singer,
Billy, and his mates, Badfinger.
He played a mean guitar
And people drove near and far,
From East and West
To hear the best.
And as we ate and drank,
It is Peter and Debi we should thank.
We swam in the ocean and got all wet.
It is a day no one will forget.
We ate barbecue;
Us, the lucky few
Who came out for a day of fun
In the sun.
And he came back; imagine that.
He even played with Foghat.
Another day of fun.
His visits to St. Croix had only just begun.
He played with local musicians,
And many came after a day of fishing.
He played at the Golden Rail,
Down by the water, for those who sail.
Then there was Chicken Charlie’s,
Many came, some on their Harleys.
We ate chicken,
And after the last song, the lighters were flicking.
The last time Billy played in St. Croix was December 2, 2010.
Oh what fun we had then.
It was Holiday Hope;
Someone on the beach was smoking dope.
All for a good cause,
Our lives took a pause,
This is for charity,
Our minds had clarity.
What admirable fellas,
Joey and Billy.
We danced and looked silly.
The men were dapper and the women looked bella.
He was becoming a regular on St. Croix,
His music brought us such joy.
And then we learned he was sick;
He had a tumor,
It was not a rumor.
Our hearts grew thick.
It was the day the music died,
And we cried,
And now he is gone,
But we will not forget, in our hearts, his music lives on.
A fan forever,
Darlene Edwards, St. Croix Darlene Edwards
Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:01 AM
I miss you so much, Joe...but I know that you would be really happy with the web site. Bob is AWESOME!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:34 AM
Miss Holly, we already miss you. Thanks for the note about the pepper plant, we would have never remembered it.
Thanks for being there for him.
Don't forget your time spent "UP" south.
Vaeh, Bj, and Jennifer
Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:59 PM
Paw Paw, we all love and miss you. You are forever in our hearts.
I'm sorry, imiss him too.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:51 PM
I'm sorry for your loss and ours. Joe will be missed. He brought a smile wherever he went.
I also want to commend you for keeping the site up. Best wishes for everyone on STX.
Friday, August 2, 2013 7:51 AM
Hey Bob, Joe is one of my longtime best friends. I want to say thank you for keeping this site going and sharing his passion for St. Croix and the live music. It means so much to him and many others. Thanks again and look forward to seeing everyone at Norma's place on the 31st.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:21 PM
Of course, thanks to auto correct, I now have a new nickname for Jamila. Love you Manila!!!
Thursday, July 25, 2013 7:07 PM
I love the picture of the four of us! Thanks Bob, for everything you've done to help Joe not only get this site up and running, but for maintaining it on his behalf. You'll never know how much it all means to him. Can't wait to see you and Manila again!
Thursday, July 25, 2013 7:05 PM
Thanks for the nice thoughts Deb! You won't have to miss my emails as I will continue with this site even though I'm leaving as a way to keep in touch with "my island!"
Friday, April 27, 2012 10:25 AM
Hi Joe, I always enjoy reading your emails and am going to truly miss them. Sorry you are leaving,
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:04 PM
Thanks Cathy! I hope life is going well for you back on the mainland!
Saturday, January 7, 2012 3:29 PM
Even though I'm no longer on island, I continue to follow the Events postings. Your dedication to the music and the website are fantastic. Thanks for exposing me to such great music - and people!
Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:17 PM
Cindy - Thanks for the kind words, along with the "heads-up" about Lynn's "vivid past!"
Cheryl - Thanks for the kind words and we hope you have a wonderful time on our island.
Kory - I can't believe you didn't know about the site. Thanks... and spread the word. It's all about the music... from the musicians who play to the restaurants and bars that provide a place for them to play!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:28 AM
Joe! I had no idea you had this site. Nice work, man! :)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:06 PM
Awesome!! We will be on island from Dec. 3rd to the 11th and now I don't have to search for where my favs will be. I appreciate the time saving. :)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:43 AM
Hi I'm one of Lynn Senter's nightmares from her vivid past! Thank you for keeping her up front! It keeps her accountable! Cindy Saarie from upstate NY.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:24 AM
Thanks for the compliments Hortensia! Spread the word and let's support our musicians and the bars/restaurants the help provide the live music we enjoy so much here on the rock!
Friday, October 28, 2011 10:08 AM
good job. calender is great way to knw what's happening on the big rock. i truly appreciate ur work.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:05 PM
You're welcome Trudy! And thanks for your post. It makes the effort even more worthwhile!
Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:46 PM
Thank you for your monthly updates! Much appreciated by those of us that live here & also for our stateside guests before they arrive. You're doing a great job!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:01 PM
Good Job Freak!
Sunday, September 4, 2011 10:01 PM
Happy Anniversary on this Joe! Continue to keep up the good work!
Saturday, July 2, 2011 6:50 AM
Thanks for the good thoughts Robin! It makes it all the more worthwhile!
Friday, July 1, 2011 10:33 AM
Great job...great site Joe! Know it's ALOT of work so want you to know we appreciate it!
Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:31 PM
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:19 AM
Thanks for the compliment Lee! I'm glad to help out with your new FaceBook page by allowing you to copy the events from my website. Anything we can do to get more people out to live music events helps to keep it going! Good luck on your page!
Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:16 PM
Dot - Bart is still playing. I can only put information on here when I get it. Thanks for asking though.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:15 PM
Huge kudos!!! STX needs a place to find out what's happening! Thanks Joe!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:16 PM
Is Bart Feller still playing on island? Have not seen his name lately on the calendar.
Friday, May 20, 2011 1:05 PM
Thanks for the compliment Cindy! It makes the effort all the more worthwhile!
Monday, March 21, 2011 4:17 PM
I look forward to hearing from U each week!
Saturday, March 19, 2011 6:55 AM
its The Evil University, btw .... see ya next week
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:36 PM
Sorry Jeff, if you would have said "Go" instead of "Geaux," I would have left it. Can't have you using Cajun for the Evil University! LOL!!!
Friday, February 4, 2011 3:59 PM
I'm glad you enjoy the website Elizabeth!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:01 AM
glad I have found your site... it is great. thanks
Friday, January 21, 2011 5:48 AM
Thanks Joe for doing this web site. We have come to depend on the information you send out to let us know what's happening on the big rock. Now if only you can tell us which ones you will be attending?
Friday, September 3, 2010 10:53 AM
Thanks to everyone that have written such nice comments about the (still new) website.
Sandy - I put in all of the information that I can get. Sometimes, I even make mistakes... *sigh* If you know someone who can relay the entertainment at Blue Water Terrace, please let me know or direct them to the website.
Thanks again everyone... and peace!
Saturday, August 28, 2010 3:17 PM
Great site. Appreciate all the work that goes into it. Would be nice if you'd include the entertainment at Blue Water Terrace.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:58 PM
Joe, I still read your updates, despite the torture of knowing what's going on and not being there to enjoy it. Oh well, I am halfway through my masters degree (woo hoo) then we'll be planning the return. :) Miss you, you rock for keeping everyone up to speed on what's going on in STX. Love ya!!!!
Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:18 PM
Nice site, Joe. Thanks for being such a great live music supporter and keeping everyone informed. Really appreciate all you do.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 1:26 PM
Great idea. Thanks for making the effort.
Friday, August 6, 2010 4:38 AM
Great site and lots of hard work
Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:54 PM
Joe, great job and a logical progression for your info career.
We'll talk soon. Remember, the unemployed have more time for music.
Friday, July 16, 2010 1:03 PM
Fabulous website Joe. Thanks for your keeping us informed. Heading up to New York and then Ohio. Two weeks off the rock.
Friday, July 16, 2010 6:48 AM
I love this new site. Now I don't have to wait until Thursday to see what's going on! Thanks Again Joe!
Thursday, July 15, 2010 5:53 PM
You rock, Joe. Great website! I tell everyone to check with you when they need to know what's going on! :)
Friday, July 9, 2010 1:48 PM
Great website. Thanks for keeping us informed :)
Friday, July 9, 2010 9:28 AM
We have looked forward to getting the weekend update every thursday for a long time. Love the new site! Thanks Joe!
Thursday, July 8, 2010 7:16 PM
Thanks for all the hard work, we love you Joe!!!
Saturday, July 3, 2010 7:00 AM
Joe please stop removing our posts!
Hugs and kisses,
Shupe and Mikey
Shupe & Mikey
Friday, July 2, 2010 7:29 PM
Thanks for keeping all of us in the 'live music loop'!! Keep up the good work, friend! :)
Heather, The St. Croix Lime
Friday, July 2, 2010 1:39 PM
Thank you Joe.
All of us appreciate you putting this together, we all really rely on this calender to know where to go and what to do here on our beautiful island!
Don't forget the fireworks sunday on the F'sted Pier!
yours in harmony...'Songbird'
Friday, July 2, 2010 8:10 AM
Great Job Joe! I know of many who will use this site often... Thanks!
Friday, July 2, 2010 6:03 AM
Joe, this is a great site!! Thanks so much for all that you have done, and thanks for the hard work on this site! You are a true friend to live music on St. Croix!
Friday, July 2, 2010 5:04 AM
Cool site. We've needed an "events" site for some time.
Thursday, July 1, 2010 8:00 PM
Congratulations! It looks great. v.
Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:06 PM
Love the web site.
Adele & John
Thursday, July 1, 2010 5:49 PM
Congratulations on this big step forward, and thanks for all you do to keep live music ALIVE on St. Croix!
Thursday, July 1, 2010 4:24 PM