Steve Jones wasn't a hobo, but his emaciated and grizzled appearance would lead one to assume he was. Steve and I started the Cosmic Aeroplane back in 1967. After a few years, I would move on to other things, but Steve kept the shop open and was certainly the soul of the Cosmic. Eventually new partners and investments would make the shop successful, at least until it's ultimate downfall.
I sort of lost track of Steve's activities after the Cosmic. In the last year, however, I was able to help him with transportation from a local hospital. He was facing some serious medical issues which added to his gaunt appearance. In December, these issues finally defeated him.
Anyway, another friend now gone. Not many of the old crew left. Long Live the Cosmic!
The Insomniacs "Get Something Going!" 2000
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