Edward Joseph Mahoney (March 21, 1949 to September 13, 2020), known professionally as Eddie Money, was an American rock singer and songwriter who had his greatest successes starting in the 1970’s. Some of his hit songs were “Shakin’, Take me home tonight, I wanna go back, Baby Hold on, and Two tickets to Paradise.” He recently passed on. Years ago I actually performed for him onstage. The experience was unique in it’s own way. It was great to perform onstage with him, and he was the nicest guy and very humble. He even said hello to my daughter on the phone. However, when it came time for the show he was ‘drunk.’ He managed to do the show, but it was my first time ever dealing with a big time performer who was inebriated (However, it wasn’t my last). When artists are drunk you try to appease them and play the show right. I know I did my part, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed in him. “Baby, hold on to me” was an easy song for me to play. For most of the song I had a 2 note bass guitar pattern, so there was very little chance of me messing that up. The people in the audience didn’t know that he was drunk, and I am glad of that. For the record, I don’t drink or get high. I never have. When it comes to doing gigs, I want to be in full control of my actions and I want my parts to make sense. It is never any fun playing for drunk lead artists. They never seem to know what they want, and their head is never truly into the music. The good thing about this situation is that the gig came off as being great to those in attendance, and I got to add Eddie Money as part of my resume. My condolences go out to him and his family. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.