"A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe."
|Boot Hill ?|
|The dog named after Stevie Ray Vaughan in Wild.|
Stevie Ray Vaughan comes into it for now.
When Cheryl asks the people in the car the name of the dog they tell her it's name is Stevie Ray Vaughan,because it was bought home the day Stevie Ray Vaughan died,which would have been August 27, 1990.
"On August 27, 1990, Vaughan had just performed with Eric Clapton at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.
All of the musicians boarded four helicopters bound for Chicago, which were waiting on a nearby golf course.
According to a witness, there was haze and fog with patches of low clouds.
Despite the conditions, the pilots were instructed to fly over a 1000-foot ski hill.
Vaughan, along with three members of Eric Clapton's entourage
(agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and assistant tour manager Colin Smythe), boarded the third of the four helicopters—a Bell 206B Jet Ranger—flying to Meigs Field.
At about 12:50 am (CDT), the helicopter departed from an elevation of about 850 feet, veered to the left and crashed into the hill.
All on board, including the pilot, Jeff Brown, were killed instantly."
Cheryl then asks about the photo of the little boy hanging from the rear view mirror only to be told he was eight when he was hit by a truck and killed.
Now the coincidence here was I was on the net buying
the soundtrack to the movie Wild,as I liked a lot of the music I was hearing and knew there was more good songs to come.
But there where no Stevie Ray Vaughan tracks on the soundtrack,so I keyed up Stevie's discography and noticed his last album
was "The Sky Is Crying".
I've just been writing a few posts about Back to the Future,so Nov 5 was still fresh on my mind,see the post by clicking on the red link above.
"Boot Hill",which is rather synchy considering the movie Wild starts off with Cheryl losing a boot down the side of a hill,then throwing the other one after it in a fit of rage.
|Boot Hill ?|
I was also buying Hozier's album at the same time as I saw him play live on Easter Thursday at the Byron Bay Bluesfest,but for some reason they weren't selling his CD there.
|Hozier on stage at the Bluesfest Easter Thursday.|
Hozier is an Irish singer born on St.Patrick's Day (March 17th) and in the film Wild there is a scene where Cheryl is walking the streets on St.Patricks Day at night not knowing that her mother had passed way in the early hours of March 18.
"Michael Vaughan was critically injured in the incident when his parachute became entangled with another, at Tyagarah on the far-north coast of New South Wales.
Mr Vaughan was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition, but the 45-year-old died in hospital Saturday afternoon.
His skydiving partner, 29-year-old Briony Clarke, died at the scene."
Second skydiver dies after accident at Byron Bay on NSW north coast
Cheryl Strayed's mother was the same age as Michael Vaughan
when she passed away,45 years old and Hozier was born the same year Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away,1990.
Then I see this news story today -
'Ultimate guitar hero'
Sadly, Vaughan died in 1990 at the height of his blossoming career in a helicopter crash. Armed with his signature Stratocaster, the Texas bluesman was an unstoppable force on six strings.
John Mayer called it the "honour of a lifetime" to induct Vaughan, whom he called "the ultimate guitar hero."
"Stevie used his guitar to lead him out of town," said Mayer, who later traded licks on Texas Flood with Gary Clark Jr.
"He gave me hope because heroes give you hope.
While Jimi Hendrix came down from outer space, Stevie came up from below the ground."
Now,in Australia where I live,Vaughan is not a common first name and I should know,as that is my brother's name,not that he was named after Stevie Ray though.
And on the subject of guitar heroes I have to say that mine is The Boss,who does have a track on the Wild soundtrack,
"Tougher Than the Rest".
is being played in the scene above when Cheryl is approaching Kennedy Meadows.
Now apart from me sharing the same birth-date (September 23rd) with Bruce,I have just finished reading his biography and it is mentioned in the book that Bruce's father's sister was hit and killed by a truck when she was riding her tricycle as a five year old and this had a tremendous impact on his family and his growing up.
Maybe even in the songs he wrote ?
So Bruce's Grandmother would have known what the lady in the car at the top of this post was going through by losing a child in similar circumstances.