Scott McCaughey’s Tribute to Bill Rieflin

Scott has written a beautiful remembrance of Bill Rieflin at the Minus 5 website.

“I’ve gotta say Bill would be amused by all the kind and glowing things being said about him right now.  Don’t get me wrong — they are all deserved — but those of us who knew him, would know also that he saw himself as a cantankerous, not-suffering-fools type of guy.  And it’s true; Bill could seem difficult, off-putting at first, though he was also weirdly exceptionally polite.  He was an ambiguous combination of iconoclast on one hand, and a mannered, considerate gentile on the other.”

Read the full tribute to Bill here.


photo of Bill by David Belisle