A few weeks ago when we all heard the news that Rockingmitch's wife had passed , I had composed a long post on RR that the ether gobbled & I had not the strength to do it again. My wife's sister Annette had succumbed to MS 2 days before & I had tried for the better part of 2 hours to express my feelings in the post. I felt I had gotten close & didn't think to save before posting. There's no way I can get there again but I do remember the music. It's always the music that delivers. The first 2 songs I won't post here 'cause it's going to be awhile before I can listen to them. Annette loved Cat Stevens unabashedly & Into White was the one for her. Yo Lo Tengo's Tears Are In Your Eyes was for Mrs. Fintan. It's sentiment & feel is perfect & it's one of my favorites but It will be awhile before I can play it. The last was Hot Tuna's Water Song. This version of an already terrific piece of music is from a concert I attended in 1973. They played this about 2:00 A.M. after about 6 hours of different bands. The tenderness of this version is striking & I remember being filled with palpable joy. They say the water washes away all pain & as Mitch is on his way to Watergate Bay (above) I offer this to all here to float away on.
From October 2, 1973 I give you Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Cassidy accompanied by the wonderful walls of Winterland. The Water Song