The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111459 Message #2355847
Posted By: Big Mick
02-Jun-08 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: Utah Phillips Tribute May 31 - Nevada City, CA
Subject: RE: Utah Phillips memorial remembered
I envy you all of your memories, and your collegial associations (howzat for hyperbole????) in the Rose Tattoo. I am grateful that I got to be a phone friend with him in the last three months, but I really wanted to take a ramble out to see him this summer and sing a song with him. It is my only regret with regard to Utah. But the conversation with him regarding the benefit concerts, and the one coming up, will stay with me always. This wonderful hero was humble and grateful in the way that only the truly great can be. I am certain that for the rest of my performing life, I will be throwing quotes in from him. God be good to him.
I wish I were there with you, but I hope that the recollections get posted here.
All the best,