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Newsweek Magazine - February 22, 1999

Author:    Boz Scaggs On December 31st, 1998, I lost my son Oscar to an accidental heroin overdose. And my world is blown to smithereens. My son – this fine, beautiful, sweet young man – my Oscar is gone from this world. Twenty-one years old. Hooked on the high, the release, that place of no worry about pressures from family or school, or jobs not yet found. And I am trying to put together the pieces of my own life and of his. There are so many unanswered questions when one so young dies suddenly. So many parts of his life were in transition and unresolved. I hardly know how to begin.

I mean well. But I don’t always deliver. Soon becomes two hours later, two days later. Almost done is worthless until you reach done.

In passing, one should note that the house band was outstanding throughout. The evening ended with an obscenely loud and brilliant rendition "If There's a Hell Below" by The Roots which threatened to blow the roof off Avery Fisher Hall. (Now wouldn't that have been something!?) Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

This song is by Curtis Mayfield and appears on the album Roots (1971) and on the compilation album Soul Legacy (2001) .


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