Sad news this morning. I’d heard through the grapevine recently that one of the members of Blotto was sick. I had a bad feeling about it and this morning I read that Greg Haymes, aka Sergeant Blotto, has passed away from cancer.
This is particularly bitter for me. I only got into Blotto last year. I was so into them that Blotto became my favourite band of 2018. As we drove to and from Toronto to take care of my sick mother in law, we had Blotto blaring in the car almost every time. “Mum” was dying of cancer, and Blotto helped us forget and just laugh while rocking out.
Now Greg Haymes is gone from the very same, dreadful disease, and I’m pissed off.
Haymes was a writer, a musician, and an artist. I’m sorry I only got to know his music in the last year.
Hopefully Blotto can bring you some of the joy that they brought to me when I needed it. Here’s “I Wanna Be A Lifeguard” featuring Greg “Sarge” Haymes on lead vocals.