- Posted June 2, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bo Diddley remembered
Bo Didldey was our Friend and Mentor
Bo was our neighbor and best friend for several years in Gainesville.
We use to go over to his house and bring him sugarfree ice cream and a
Smirinoff triple black at night and record with him. He’d tell us
stories and show us licks late into the night. The night we first went over his home, Mysti sang for him and he started crying saying that he had waited over 30 years for her to come back....He was refering to Janis Joplin. He always thought Mysti was Janis incarnate. He was in one of our
videos and even came to Mysti Mayhem’s birthday party where he told
jokes and sat and played songs for hours. He gave us a lot of his foot
pedals and a banjo that we still use in our live shows today. He was
the sweetest guy EVER. We even took our mother’s to his house so they
could meet and hang out with him. He was our friend and mentor. We will
miss him greatly. The world is a little less shiney today. We love and
miss you Bo. You were indeed the greatest. Your friends, Mandocello
& Mysti Mayhem from Spellbox.