The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40846 Message #1262757
Posted By: Mark Ross
02-Sep-04 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Help: Everything Malvina!
Subject: RE: Help: Everything Malvina!
I got to know Malvina in the '70's when I lived in Berserkely. When my wife and I were feuding I'd spend a night or two at the Anarchist commune across the street from her house. We had met when she appeared on campus at a rally. I went up and introduced myself and said that we had mutual friends and acquaintances. She invited me back to Parker Street for tea. We had some interesting discussions about songwriting. A couple of years later I was back in NYC working at the Folklore Center. Malvina appeared as part of the store's concert series. When she arrived she requested that I sit in with her, I readily agreed to play stump the band (with me being the stumpee). I confess I don't think I did very well, but nonetheless, a couple of days later a check arrived for me at the store from Malvina. I think it was for more than she had made that evening. What a great lady!