Sunday, February 7, 2010

On The Waters

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


nilpferd said...

Nice post Fintan, and all the best to Mitch- hope the waters do ease some of your pain.

I think this would be the track I'd turn to in similar circumstances.

The Chills - Submarine bells

ejaydee said...

Nice post indeed, and nice song too.

steenbeck said...

Lovely post, FIntan. Thank you.

Makinavaja said...

Just to echo what others have already said. Thanks, Fintan, for a lovely post.