Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Rahsaan's last night on earth, and his last performance ever was 35 years ago tonight.

Though I haven't found any video clips from that night (if anybody has any footage, please let me know), here's one of my favorites:

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
August 7th, 1935-December 4th, 1977