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"An Original Soul Shaker" would be one way to describe Clyde Casey. He lived life on his on terms. FREE. WithOUT rules. Only LOVE. There was no NORMAL. Only WEIRD, brilliant musical mastery, art and giving. LOTS of giving. Casey beat to his own drum - literally and philosophically . He was orchestrator of all the smiles he encouraged, the joy he bestowed, and light that flowed from within him and all around him. If you were in his circle, you were HAPPY .  That is all it took. For him to be near you. Radiating positive, magnetic energy and enamoring all who were lucky enough to have known him.
Posted by Michelle Walters on April 28, 2021
Eddie was my cousin..we hadn't seen each other for years. As a child I looked up to him..he was always so sweet & kind. He adored my father..Uncle Gilbert. They were similar. Neither liked to live life in the traditional way! When daddy was dying Eddie readied my car with bedding & everything to keep daddy comfortable as I was bringing him to New Mexico with me to spend his last days. Wherever you are Cuz..the heavens are jamming to a hell of a good time! (Michelle Bluestone Walters)
Posted by stephen bastian on April 23, 2021
I really appreciated your honest opinion about things, even if it caused a disagreement. We spoke about this many times before - once you get on the other side (to my knowledge!?!?!), there is no way to contact this side. I knew u enjoyed ur time on this side (and tried to make it last, as long as you could). I also knew that you were extremely interested about the other side. I'm sure now, ur having the time of your afterlife!!!!
Posted by Kit Galloway on April 17, 2021
I'm so glad and honored that you telephoned me, must have been the night of April Fools Day. We spend an hour reliving so many good time and adventures in Santa Monica, and with Sherrie at the Electronic Cafe International. I'm sure you will find and gather up many wonderful "cosmic debris" out in the actual cosmos. Sherrie is there waiting for you. Earth has lost a treasure, but the cosmos will benefit, and will keep you until we all join you there and all of us will be together again.
Posted by Margaret Kennedy on April 17, 2021
Casey taught me 2 important things. Its ALL ABOUT THE ENERGY... And if you ever go to jail in New Orleans Make sure your friends know your real whole name to get you out or you may just get lost in the system! You will always be with us. miss you already Maggie Mae Kennedy
Posted by Gloria Moncada on April 11, 2021
In honor of Clyde Casey...I remember seeing him for the first time sometime on one of my first bicycle rides through the French Quarter with an x bf sometime in either the fall of 1993 or spring 1994...going to try and track my first picture of him to find the time stamp...but yeah, I first spotted Clyde Casey by the French Market parking lot loaded with percussionist sculpture that he was holding with his body. I had to do a double-take, see what he was up to, and take a photo. I thought he was definitely otherworldly, so unique, unafraid to be himself, and so glad I got to know him a little bit while I enjoyed playing on his mobile percussionist sculpture bicycle for many years through the French Quarter. I remember one year he told me he went to #BurningMan and I wish there were pictures or video of that but sooooo grateful of this recording done by #TedRiederer done while Ted was in Nola in the Fall of 2012 doing his #NeverRecords Project out of the old Jonathan Ferrara art space off Carondolet. Ted had converted the space into a classic record shop, art space, and recording studio and I stumbled upon it from walking around since I used to work in the area and enjoyed walking around the 800 blocks and such because it is the Arts District of New Orleans. I remember meeting Ted, Conor, and Stu and they were the nicest bunch...got to witness quite a few live recordings and learn of more local musicians that I had no idea of! Thank you Ted for capturing all those performances and Clyde Casey Halloween night performance which I attended on that street of the French Quarter that night. I think it's the best recording of him that I know of. Been losing a lot of people in the last 9 months....Thank you Clyde Casey for being who you were and including everyone who came into your path an opportunity to either participate or just watch a moment of creative freedom done is such in an improvisational, primal, artistic, universal, and magical way. I Will miss seeing you with your etching pen inscribing on the fork sculptures you made and just your presence in general on Frenchmen during Halloween, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest....or at any unexpected time! Booogaaa Booogaaa! Sending Cosmic Love out in the Universe out to you and all...you will not be forgotten. https://soundcloud.com/ted-riederer/clyde-casey-halloween-live?fbclid=IwAR1Dstv6v7RjpqKqZWkaxielyYI4kcbd8pKzZ9sggYh-4cDO7DM5W7C3rgM
Posted by Diana Brownson on April 6, 2021
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Casey visits my house 20 years after our last face to face. He and Dickie Haskell had driven out to L.A. on a cattle truck (fueled entirely on vegetable oil) with his huge drum cage--- We were beyond excited to be The Avant Guardian and the Cosmic Cutie once again.

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Posted by Michelle Walters on April 28, 2021
Eddie was my cousin..we hadn't seen each other for years. As a child I looked up to him..he was always so sweet & kind. He adored my father..Uncle Gilbert. They were similar. Neither liked to live life in the traditional way! When daddy was dying Eddie readied my car with bedding & everything to keep daddy comfortable as I was bringing him to New Mexico with me to spend his last days. Wherever you are Cuz..the heavens are jamming to a hell of a good time! (Michelle Bluestone Walters)
Posted by stephen bastian on April 23, 2021
I really appreciated your honest opinion about things, even if it caused a disagreement. We spoke about this many times before - once you get on the other side (to my knowledge!?!?!), there is no way to contact this side. I knew u enjoyed ur time on this side (and tried to make it last, as long as you could). I also knew that you were extremely interested about the other side. I'm sure now, ur having the time of your afterlife!!!!
Posted by Kit Galloway on April 17, 2021
I'm so glad and honored that you telephoned me, must have been the night of April Fools Day. We spend an hour reliving so many good time and adventures in Santa Monica, and with Sherrie at the Electronic Cafe International. I'm sure you will find and gather up many wonderful "cosmic debris" out in the actual cosmos. Sherrie is there waiting for you. Earth has lost a treasure, but the cosmos will benefit, and will keep you until we all join you there and all of us will be together again.
his Life

1979-2007

Autobiography of Clyde Casey

May 1979

Issue of New Orleans Magazine

1980 (s)

LOVE + RADIO
PUBLISHED ON: APRIL 8, 2014

The true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a place called Another Planet. Also featuring the voices of Tim Robbins (yes, THAT Tim Robbins), Lonnie Johnson, Flame Simon, Richard Haxton, and Lil Daddy.
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How to describe the ForkMeister?!

Shared by Michael Dardant on April 11, 2021
How do you describe someone as unique as Clyde Casey? He was one of those people that you would remember. Even a chance encounter with Clyde would be one of your strangest and most intriguing moments in life. Often found in the Quarter, banging away in on one of his crazy One-Man-Band contraptions, he spread music and joy like a trail of breadcrumbs.

Clyde's creations became a very significant part of my entire career. As I began performing and lecturing in the world of magic, other magicians noticed and adored my fancy fork bracelets. Across the globe, fans and friends requested that I carry Clyde's unique art with me so that performers I encountered had the chance to become a "fork Brother"! I remember arriving in MontPellier, France and being greeted by three magicians already wearing fork bracelets. I asked Clyde to create a special fork pin I presented to Shawn Farquhar when he was the guest of honor at 4F. Eric Roumestan and I wore our forks with such pride that my web designer decided the "fork de Lis" design was so indicative of my style, he should make it my logo! It's difficult to find a photo of me over the last 15 years when I'm not sporting my favorite piece of jewelry.

So, if you were lucky enough to cross paths with our resident alien life form, admired his gypsy drum mobiles, been greeted by the colander on a spring fedora, or have called yourself a fork brother or sister while showcasing one of Clyde Casey's pun-filled, lovingly engraved pieces, then join me in celebrating everything that was the life of the one and only ForkMeister!

Clyde Casey and his good deeds in Los Angeles

Shared by Michael Bruner on April 7, 2021
You may all know or not know this, but the magical and ever ebullient Clyde started Another Planet on skid row in downtown LA around 1985-86, which was a safe space for the homeless, at the corner of Wall and Boyd, to leave their stuff, get some food, watch a movie, or find some day work. He got it funded in a small but meaningful way by the city of LA. Sadly, the very day his funding was to be extended to a third year a homeless guy burned the place down, and the LA Times, with a photo, had something like the following headline: Another Planet Burns to the Ground. Sort of feels that way now, learning of Clyde's passing. I first met Clyde when he was the "security guard" watching the parked cars at night when Scott Kelman's Wallenboyd Theater was nearby. The last time I saw Clyde was at Zatar's in Hollywood at the open mic "Big Talk," probably way back in 1990 or 1991, though I remember it vividly, where we had a birthday celebration for him, whose life was all about celebration. New Orleans seems his perfect city. Safe travels on soft wings, Clyde.

Shared by Diana Brownson on April 6, 2021
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Casey explains how Starbucks got its name. :-D