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October 18, 2018

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November 16, 2017
keep on playing that old time rock and roll. just not the "rolling stones" kind of music.
October 21, 2017
Better to burn out than fade away, my old friend. I'll leave a candle in the window and see ya on the flip side.
October 20, 2017
Sterling was a part of my life for all of one hour. I first crossed paths with him while in search of friends in downtown Big Spring. I was there for my 35 year high school reunion. I saw he had a guitar on his back and casually asked if the concert was over. He said it was but that there might be another. I don't think he understood I was referring to him. When I reached my destination, I learned there had been a concert which shed light on his answer.

I met my friends and we headed to another place a few blocks away. Within a few minutes, we realized it wasn't where we wanted to be, so we made our way out. I said goodbye to my friends, and we parted ways. I spotted Sterling on the corner chatting with another reunion attendee. After a cigarette, my fellow attendee suggested we bring him to the Settles for an impromptu concert for some friends. I agreed we should, so he gathered all his gear and we crossed the street to the Settles. While he locked his bike, I asked him his name. I said I didn't know any McIntoshes, and he told me his father's name was Bill King and he named two other relatives that had worked at Howard College.

We headed up to the room where we were met with looks of wonder. We briefly explained that Sterling was going to play for us. He sat down in a chair and began to play. His first song was one of Bob Marley's, No Woman, No Cry. I'm a fan so I started to sing along. Sterling segued into a different song, and then another and another. He played songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Tina Turner and quite a few others. He played two sets and earned his tips. We accompanied him back out onto the street and thanked him for playing.

I'd heard him talking about having lived and played in Austin, and I got the impression he'd probably been other places and had similar experiences. Reading some messages on another website confirmed my suspicions when I saw the message from Luis de Pablo Olivenza about a night in Spain.

To the Bill King family, I wanted you to know that Sterling probably touched many lives in his movements through life. I couldn't pinpoint the feeling I had in the hour I spent with him, but there was something about him that gave me pause. It may simply have been that he wore his soul on his sleeve.
October 17, 2017
Watched him grow up, always had a smile or a story. MISS YOU AND GOD BLESS.