Park honoring jazz legend Jaco Pastorius to open Monday to Oakl...

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new park named after jazz legend John Francis "Jaco" Pastorius is to be conducted Monday - an event Pastorius' friends call a great honor. Full Story
timmy the turtle

Hollywood, FL

#1 Nov 28, 2008
awesome!
Billy Bob

United States

#2 Nov 29, 2008
I never ever heard of him but then
I am not a fan of jazz.
FARTY MARTY

AOL

#3 Nov 29, 2008
Billy Bob wrote:
I never ever heard of him but then
I am not a fan of jazz.
IM SURE HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF YOU EITHER.
.
NEITHER HAVE I.
JAG OFF.
Some Guy

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Nov 29, 2008
Wilson

Hialeah, FL

#5 Nov 29, 2008
A wife beating drug addict who abandon his family.This is the best Oakland Park has to offer. The best part is the area where the park is located, a drug infested bum retreat.

And dont give me that crap about his contribution to the arts, I knew the dude and he was a mean self centered jerk who finally got what was coming to him.
Better example

AOL

#6 Nov 29, 2008
Wilson wrote:
A wife beating drug addict who abandon his family.This is the best Oakland Park has to offer. The best part is the area where the park is located, a drug infested bum retreat.
And dont give me that crap about his contribution to the arts, I knew the dude and he was a mean self centered jerk who finally got what was coming to him.
If you're looking for the best Oakland Park has to offer, why not look to US Astronaut Brent Jett (still active in the US Astronaut Corps). He graduated from Northeast Hight School, became a US Navy Pilot, and then an astronaut.

He was given a parade in his honor, and NE 56th Street (in Oakland Park) was named after him. He is certainly someone who is a scintillating exacmple of Oakland Park. Take a look at his NASA Biography:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/jett.ht...
POP

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Nov 29, 2008
Wilson wrote:
A wife beating drug addict who abandon his family.This is the best Oakland Park has to offer. The best part is the area where the park is located, a drug infested bum retreat.
And dont give me that crap about his contribution to the arts, I knew the dude and he was a mean self centered jerk who finally got what was coming to him.
Please kill yourself. Thanks!
gone

United States

#8 Nov 29, 2008
POP wrote:
<quoted text>
Please kill yourself. Thanks!
Polite people will say: No thank you, you go first!
well let me tell you

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Nov 29, 2008
THIS GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT JACO....You people are heartless negative people who only focus on the negative things in life, while at the same time you point out other peoples flaws without noticing the flaws in your own life.. Jaco had alot of problems and yes he might have been violent at times with family and mean to other peole sometimes but that is a result of his mindset at that time in his life...He was selfish and self centered and living for himself and not caring some times how it effects other people... EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DOES THAT FOR A TIME OR TWO IN THEIR LIFE...Some times it will take a lifetime for GOD to open ones eyes and heart to see how thier actions effect other people...I feel sorry for the man and i am glad for his contributions to the arts and society... And nobody deserves to be beaten and killed in the way that he was..Ill bet you if Jaco was your blood brother you would disagree with the opinion you just posted
Get a Life

United States

#10 Nov 29, 2008
The beauty in his music speaks for itself. Unfortunately he never lived to get the chance to improve his personal life. No one deserves that. Great musician, great inspiration. God bless Jaco Pastorius.
Purveyor of Truth

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Nov 29, 2008
Gee, there must be other talented drug addicts who have destroyed their lives by their addictive behavior that the kids can look up to and that we can name a park after.

Another example of liberal selective memory. You DON'T name parks after drug addicts- no matter how talented they are.
Purveyor of Truth

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Nov 29, 2008
well let me tell you wrote:
THIS GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT JACO....You people are heartless negative people who only focus on the negative things in life,
Better heartless than brainless. And naming a park WHERE KIDS PLAY for a drug addicted wife beater is BRAINLESS.

You people are unbelievable. You want to make no judgements on behavior no matter how dispicable. You think being able to play a stinkin' bass guitar somehow should negate all the crap this guy put his family and himself through?

Forget about it. Let the jazz fans play his albums if they want to remember him. But the public at large shouldn't be subject to having to see this clown's name every day when they take their kids to the park.
RACE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Nov 29, 2008
Well, gee! The way you say it, I guess he really should have a park named after him! Helll, if he deserves a park, I deserve a building to be named after me!

well let me tell you wrote:
THIS GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT JACO....You people are heartless negative people who only focus on the negative things in life, while at the same time you point out other peoples flaws without noticing the flaws in your own life.. Jaco had alot of problems and yes he might have been violent at times with family and mean to other peole sometimes but that is a result of his mindset at that time in his life...He was selfish and self centered and living for himself and not caring some times how it effects other people... EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DOES THAT FOR A TIME OR TWO IN THEIR LIFE...Some times it will take a lifetime for GOD to open ones eyes and heart to see how thier actions effect other people...I feel sorry for the man and i am glad for his contributions to the arts and society... And nobody deserves to be beaten and killed in the way that he was..Ill bet you if Jaco was your blood brother you would disagree with the opinion you just posted
timmy the turtle

Hollywood, FL

#14 Nov 29, 2008
Purveyor of Truth wrote:
Gee, there must be other talented drug addicts who have destroyed their lives by their addictive behavior that the kids can look up to and that we can name a park after.
Another example of liberal selective memory. You DON'T name parks after drug addicts- no matter how talented they are.
Why not? We have statues of murderers and rapists all over the place. We honor all types of nonsense. So what if the guy had drug problems? Does that diminish his musical contribution? Most old jazz folk were alcoholics or drug addicts... same with rock n' roll. Sheeeeeeit, Willie Nelson is a career reefer head! GOD BLESS WILLIE NELSON!!! Your goddamn prez had a coke problem to boot!
Gol Teefes

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Nov 29, 2008
That cat could JAM....
sharkface

Key Biscayne, FL

#16 Dec 1, 2008
Heck, you think naming a park after Jaco is bad? Just think of the somebody naming ANYTHING after George W. Bush!

Okay, never mind that. I played with Jaco when he was a young man, same as me, and he was a great guy and a terrific musician. They're naming the Park after him because of his music, not his personal life.

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