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Thread #111474 Message #2348346
Posted By: MaineDog
24-May-08 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Utah Phillips (1935-2008)
Subject: RE: Obit: Utah Phillips 5/15/35-5/24/08
It is sad indeed. I was biking in Portland today, right by the narrow guage railroad by the shore. It was the first steam train I have been near since 1991, and I immediately thought of Utah and his (?) song "Daddy, whats a train?". I remembered lots of train songs and bits, from Utah, and elsewhere, and the first time my daddy took me to see a real steam train up close, when I was about 6. Then I came in and saw this thread.
I remember meeting him at Fox Hollow back in the sixties. My wife Linda and he were talking, and she mentioned that she had started to make Appalachian dulcimer kits to sell. He said that dulcimers made good bathtub toys. It got worse from there.