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Thread #12000 Message #3744754
Posted By: GUEST,Bram Frank
17-Oct-15 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Tex Koenig's Passing (1999)
Subject: RE: Obit: Tex Koenig's Passing (1999)
I knew Tex had passed, but never found this site until now. I searched today because one of my kids was watching 'The Freshman' and, as I usually do when confronted by things from my past, typed his name into a search engine and this site popped up.
I met Tex in 1969 when I was a student at Concordia University in Montreal and he was living on St. André street in an upstairs walk-up. I hung around the folk and music scene (and even got what was called a LIP (Local Initiatives Project) grant from the Federal government to record local folk artists back in 1972 - and Tex was on the payroll.
We'd hang in his flat; we'd ALWAYS go out for Chinese food in Chinatown at 3 in the morning, we'd do the Yellow Door and the Karma Coffee house (where I'd do the sound) and such.
At the time he was living with a lady whose name I simply cannot recall (my memory is not what it was) and I still have one of his old cards from TK Knives somewhere, which used to sit under the glass on my then desk. I may have some reel-to-reel recordings from the old days in storage somewhere.
Unfortunately he and I lost contact when he moved away.
The years have passed, but the memory of Tex as a person larger than life lingers on. He was a good friend and is missed.