Chicago Blues great Magic Slim passed last night, at the age of ... 72 I think it was. Too young, but actually not a huge shock either. He played up at the Lowell Folk Festival last summer. We only caught about 5 minutes of one of his sets because it was raining and he only played at the City Hall Plaza Stage, which I hate and generally avoid like the plague. He didn't look good. He was seriously overweight. Sat the entire time, ala BB King, and it was just sad really. He used to be a force of nature, that day he looked sad.