A Funky Thanksgiving to all

I can’t give you a personally shot video of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade today because, well, here I am with my dear wife Karen in A Bitty Better in the Galeville neighborhood of Liverpool getting ready to celebrate the holiday, and the big hoo-ha is down there in Manhattan. But I did think ahead…

Leon Russell, 1942-2016. (Photo from Getty Images)

And so Leon Russell says to me …

The year is 1999, and Leon Russell is coming to perform at the New York State Blues Festival in downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square. I bag a phone interview to write a preview story for the big daily. So in my preparation, I see that Mr. Russell doesn’t do many interviews any more. In fact, some…