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July 19, 2013
I have many memories and photos from early Fortune Teller days. So sad to hear one hell of a talented individual. Love to all friends and family. A great loss. RIP here's to the best of times!
May 21, 2013
I've spent the high quality part of my life in pursuit of live music that is alive and authentic. I found it, but maybe never to such a righteous extent as those Fortune Teller shows at The Bowery and VZDs.
February 06, 2013
Such a great loss. I was hoping to get back to OKC to here the boys play. I remember Basile's kind manner and friendly but sometimes coye smile. God bless him and his family.
February 02, 2013
Basile was a good friend and college roommate back in the early 1970s. We were 18 or 19. Rolling Stones and Ziggy Stardust days. I talked him into coming out to San Francisco in 1977 or so, maybe it was '78, where he briefly played bass in The Blast with old OKC buddy and future Mutant (of Fun Terminal fame) member Paul Fleming. This is way before The Fortune Tellers. I remember at least one crazed rockin' show at Mabuhay Gardens on Broadway in SF ... A lifetime ago. So, another part of our youth disappears, except in our hearts, minds and imagination, where we'll always remember that amazing artist -- he was a wonderful painter -- rock 'n' roll maniac and electronic composer from Athens, Greece. I'm sure he's cranking out some great, distorted, passionate R&B on a beat up Telecaster somewhere between heaven and hell. As it should be ... I'll always remember that dandified young wild man, a cool Oklahoma City Oscar Wilde with a Keith Richards' vibe, strumming a Gibson Hummingbird and channeling Lightnin'Hopkins or singing "Satisfaction" with a heavy Greek accent! Goodbye Basile -- goodbye "Bill." Farewell old friend. You always were forever young.

Oklahoma Gazette Commentary:
February 01, 2013
I met Basile when we were 18 year olds at OCU in a constant search for the rock'n'roll holy grail. He played in one of my bands in San Francisco a few years later. I will hold those times as a joyful memory forever. My heart goes out to Basile's family and friends.

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Basile, in large part, was the model for Henry Poe, Edgar Allan Poe's brother, in my novel Grim Legion.

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