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Thread #120848   Message #2633058
Posted By: Big Mick
16-May-09 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: Utah Phillip's birthday
Subject: RE: Utah Phillip's birthday
I took the old Larrivee to the rehab center where Da is at, and then to the hospital where Mom is at yesterday. I sang several songs of Utah's, and like Dan, I played Hallelujah, I'm a Bum. Big hit with the folks, but I couldn't help but feel sad. Yet grateful. That last conversation we had just before he died was something I will carry with me for all of my days. And it has already impacted the music I am singing, the jokes I am telling, the message I am delivering, and the conviction I have for radical thought, ideas, and change.

I guess when one can inspire like that, he will be with us a long time. But he still sang his songs too damn fast......LOL. Rest well, good son. And happy birthday.

All the best,

Mick