by W. Kim Heron
A gig Blair was to have played Saturday night at Circa 1890 is to become a memorial of sorts. Meanwhile, here are the details of a more formal memorial slated for Sunday from the website now established as dblair.org:
Community Memorial Service for D Blair
Come celebrate the life of our beloved Blair this Sunday, July 31, 2011. We want to give Blair back some of the love and life he gave to all of us. We are going to send him off with a Second Line Jazz funeral and we invite you to come mourn and celebrate.
1 p.m.: Please gather on the corner of Cass and MLK/Mack. We will march down Cass to the Unitarian Universalist Church (UU) at 4605 Cass on the corner of Forest. Percussion instruments are welcome to join in this march.?
2 p.m.: Life Celebration at the UU church?.
3 p.m.: We will Second Line March back out into the street and let Detroit hear us celebrate.?
3:30 p.m.: Community Potluck at Memorial Hall at the UU. Please bring a dish.
Send Condolences to the Family of David Blair 100 Swartswood Rd., Apartment 136 Newton, NJ 07860 and to his Detroit Family at 812 Blaine St., Detroit, MI.
A virtual memorial has also been created at rememberingblair.wordpress.com