I am sad to learn of the passing of Kent Finlay

By Seamus O'Sparks on March 3, 2015 — 1 min read

I am sad to learn of the passing of Kent Finlay. He touched many lives and made an indelible mark on the world of music both in San Marcos and beyond. Although many people knew him through his presence in the music world, I had the unique opportunity and rare privilege to work as his Teaching Assistant at Texas State University. He taught History of Country Music. Of all the many wonderful things people will say about Mr. Finlay, let me also add that he was an excellent teacher. His strength as an educator stemmed from his vast knowledge of music and social history, a wealth of personal experience, and a genuine enthusiasm for the subject matter. He had a rare gift for turning his students (and his T.A.) on to the lesson of the day. He’s the only instructor who I have seen add depth and dimension to their lecture by singing to the class. He was the real deal. He taught us and we were illuminated. R.I.P. Kent Finlay. You will be missed.

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The Story of Seamus

Seamus O'Sparks is the seventh son of a Seventh Day Adventist who went on a seven-day bender starting on July 7, 1977 at a strip club called Seventh Heaven at the corner of 7th St. and 7th Ave. in the West Village.