Magnificent Article About Darryl ‘Funky D’ Quesenberry by Lane DeGregory
There it was. Front page. Above the fold. Major newspaper.
On Monday, November 25, 2019, the article was titled “Funky D Plays the Set List of His Life,” subtitled ‘How many people get to plan their own funeral?’ The author, Lane DeGregory, is a Tampa Bay Times staff writer, and she was writing about the godfather of the Tampa Bay music scene, Darryl Quesenberry, a.k.a. Animal, a.k.a. The Reverend, a.k.a. Funky D. There is no musician in the area more revered or exalted than Quesenberry, and DeGregrory’s article was the sort of brilliant journalism we don’t get to read very often. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Here is the front page:
And here is the link to her article. Just make sure you’ve got a box of tissues handy.