Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RIP Leonard Skinner

The inspiration for one of the best rock and roll bands ever - Lynyrd Skynyrd - died yesterday. Leonard Skinner was a high school gym teacher who strictly enforced the rules about long hair. The band modified his name and stepped into rock and roll history.

Such a different time - when the battle was over hair and rock-n-roll. Not over carrying knives, drugs, gangs and the myriad of problems facing high school teachers today.

I for one am glad Mr. Skinner enforced the rules so that I can still jam to Sweet Home Alabama and Free Bird! Rest in peace Leonard Skinner.