James Dean – Mike Raley

Me, Mike and Buzzy

James Dean’s died this day in 1955 click here.  My awareness of him came thru the Eagles’ song (below.)  Back in our “crossroads” days, Mike Raley and I would crank up this tune on the old 8 track and cruise.   Even though the song is about Dean and his death, sometimes today when I hear it and I’m in a thinking-too-much frame of mind, it can make me think of Mike and his subsequent stroke  re: lines like “too fast to live,” and “bought it sight unseen.”  Think I’d rather look back and recall Mike and me partying to it all those years ago.   

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