Alden Jackson makes your brain grow big. I was with Alden the first time I heard MEMPHIS SOUL STEW, by King Curtis; the live version from the LIVE AT THE PHILMORE WEST album. We'd been listening to NPR (first time for me), to Car Talk. Car Talk ends and Jerry Jermont's most excellent bass line kicks in.
Changed my life it did.
Alden Jackson introduced me to sushi and Japanese Samurai movies and The Stones (God how had missed the Stones?) and Unix and hummus (no wait that was Sean).
I'll make up missing his son's christening this weekend… somehow.