Being that today was a work-at-home day, I fired up the laptop to listen to the Bob & Tom show like I do most days. Today, I did it later than usual, which turned out to be kind of good, because it meant that for a couple hours I was not aware that comedian Tim Wilson had died. Tim was a regular guest on B&T, and man, what a fascinating guy. Whip smart, big music fan, absolute character. He did some great songs on the show, and some great standup material as well.
On top of that, he was pretty much an expert on, of all thing, Ted Bundy. The serial killer. Even wrote a book about him (there's a great episode of the podcast Off The Air With Chick McGee - number 70, to be exact - with Tim discussing all that).
Sadly, I never got to see him perform live - he never really got close to where I am.
Strangely enough, he died 20 years to the day that one of my true comedy idols, Bill Hicks died.
RIP, Tim - I already miss hearing him.
Keeping it SFW, this was one of my favorite songs of his:
In case you ever wondered what it would sound like if Strother Martin sang Led Zeppelin...
And possibly my all-time favorite Tim Wilson bit...