Michael Bloomfield's Birthday!

Today was the day, now it is night. I drove down to Huntington Beach today to see my chiropractor - apparently I haven't been there for a year and a half. How is that even possible? I also took Pumpkin to the beach as it was her birthday last Tuesday. Anyway, my point being, was on my way to and from Huntington Beach I passed the location where Michael is buried and I wished him a Happy Birthday. (Not that I believe in a million years that his spirit or energy is hanging around the mausoleum.) If he's anywhere, he's gotta be playing the blues with B.B. King.

This is the only color photograph of Michael eating fire. The black and white one is in the book, Michael Bloomfield - If You Love These Blue: An Oral History, and as I recall it was in a living room.

 
 

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
7/28/43 - 2/15/81

My favorite video clip of MB - it's from the documentary film Festival! - Newport Folk FestivalIt really shows his personality and his praise for others instead of himself. There's also a bit of him playing with Paul Butterfield at the end.

 
 

Michael Bloomfield's section in Everybody I Shot Is Dead includes photographs of him and ones that he took with my camera and the story is personal and includes a real life ghost stories - no kidding. For this week only, in celebration of Michael's birthday, you can purchase the book for 50% off. Just use the discount code MB50%BOOK here. Or purchase a print for 20% off with the discount code MB20%PRINT here and I will send you the book for free. Put the discount code in when you check out.