If there is a Rock and Roll heaven, a little bitty dive bar with a tiny stage and patrons who exude attitude just opened up across the street from the local state U. There will never be a cover charge, and the bands will have to play for tips...and they will. They will line up to play that little hole-in-the-wall, in fact.
Godspeed, Steve. I turn up the volume and raise a glass of somewhat cold beer. I'm glad to have had you in my life for a while. I will never forget you, or the fun that I can remember.
Freedy Johnston is a Kansas boy, and he would play Kirby's every trip home. If I recall correctly, we Kirby regulars were the first people to hear this song played live, one year when he was home for Christmas.