The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68124 Message #1257105
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
26-Aug-04 - 02:05 AM
Thread Name: An Open Letter to Rick Fielding
Subject: RE: An Open Letter to Rick Fielding
Rick, it took a while to post to this, but here it is now.
Even though we'd never met, but just spoken on the phone, I felt a kinship with you.
Then when you told me that you'd played in a few places I'd played in in Massachusetts years ago and that we had a few Irish music friends in common, the bond was tighter.
And when a few Mudcat friends told me how you were just as nice in person as you were on the phone and on the 'Cat, I really wanted to meet you.
You invited me on your show anytime I was in the area, and I'm sorry I didn't make the extra effort to get up to Toronto from Buffalo when I was playing there.
Your assistance in helping me track down an old acquaintance of both of us was invaluable.
Our exchange of Kenneth Williams recordings and your loan of his 'Diaries' was exceedingly nice of you, and our talks about 'Round The Horne,' were most enjoyable.
I would dearly loved to have sat and picked with you for a few hours, but I've only myself to blame for not having done so.
When someone on the 'Cat opens an old thread with some of your responses, I'm just tickled, so even though you've departed, you're not really gone, if you know what I mean.
For all the enjoyment, I thank you.