So long, Buck

California, country music, all of it just doesn’t seem the same without you. Nice to see, though, how much attention you’ve gotten in the press this week, leading up to your funeral (in Bakersfield today). People all over, lots of them, are feeling the loss. Can’t blame them. The music had more power than perhaps even most fans knew. The songs were strong, extremely likeable, and they reached far and wide.