In Memory

One of my inspirations passed away yesterday.

ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Official Video – 1983

Dusty Hill the famously bearded bassist of ZZ Top passed away at 72 years of age 7/28/21.

ZZ Top formed as a group in 1969 with the current configuration of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard (the non bearded drummer) and Dusty Hill performing together continuously since 1970. Here is a classic from 1971 that shows the raw talent and depth of this trio.

ZZ Top – Brown Sugar – 1971

The last recorded performance is this one from not quite two weeks ago.

ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Live – 7/16/2021

Thank you Dusty for the incredible tunes and the Bearded inspiration. Godspeed.

You should Be Dancing

San Diego Pride is always later than the other California Prides and celebrated the 2nd-3rd week of July every year. Pride week kicked off here today and will crescendo all week into next weekend. I was wondering how I would usher in our pride week and much to my delight Foo Fighters just dropped this Fabulous cover of a Bee Gees classic today.
Enjoy!

Foo Fighters – Dee Gees / You Should Be Dancing – 2021

Happy San Diego Pride Ya’ll!

Because it’s beautiful

What is a good reason to repost something we’ve posted before? Because we think it’s beautiful. Right now we here at Fearsome Beard need some beauty in our world to remind us that there is more beauty & love than there is ugliness & hate.

Stunningly beautiful we might add.

Heart & Jason Bonham – Stairway to Heaven – Live at the Kennedy Center – December 2, 2012 – Kennedy Center Honors – Led Zeppelin

 

Hope.

A Little Beard Music

Taking a short break from daily pride post we reminisce back to 1975 when I was but a youth and Fearsome wasn’t quite yet peach fuzz. It was about this time that I started to discover my preference for male affection. Listening to music such as ZZ Top I was able to bond with older males (teenagers, and to not get any parties in a wad …that I wasn’t having sex with) who’s attention I desired.

Tush was a favorite. Listening to it today I realize it’s also a blues masterpiece.