He was T-H-E consummate Rolling Stones fan, finding much inspiration in the darkness, reckless abandon, often irreverent -- if not vituperous lyrics and the defiant frolic of his beloved icons.
Kevin, like The Stones, was an iconoclast that dwelled in both darkness and light, sneering at and celebrating life at the same time.
Among the things that made him creative and interesting to be around were:
- His irreverence
- His dark sense of humor
- His love of people
- His deadpan delivery
- His disdain for complacency -- and playing it safe
- His capacity to connect people
- His love of variety and diversity
- His explosive laugh
- Hi insatiable appetite for the new
- His love of change and challenge
- His keen intellect
- His penchant for organizing fun
- His spirituality
- His authenticity and blunt honesty
- His tolerance/attraction to the strange and unusual
- His love for art, music, cooking, reading -- any challenge, including acting, triathalons and long-distance bike rides
Nils Lofgren once wrote a song entitled "Keith Don't Go" about Keith Richards.
Last week our hearts seemed to be exclaiming "Kevin don't go!"
But he didn't have it in him to "gather moss" -- and he had fought tirelessly and with great spirit and humor to beat his unrelenting cancer.
Keith Richards once said, "There is the sun, the moon and The Rolling Stones."
A lot of people felt that way about Kevin.
Doug Stevenson for The Innovise Guys