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Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)

04 Jun 14 - 07:44 AM (#3630220)
Subject: BS: Midge Paxton
From: kendall

I've been told that Midge Paxton died. I sent him an email rather than calling him, because he will be swamped with calls.
Life sucks, especially when it ends.
Kendall, I moved this up and changed the title. Hope that's OK. -JC


04 Jun 14 - 08:38 AM (#3630236)
Subject: RE: BS: Midge Paxton
From: Rapparee

Aw, shit! Send him my condolences as well, please -- and those of the entire cast at the Cafe.


04 Jun 14 - 08:53 AM (#3630239)
Subject: RE: BS: Midge Paxton
From: Phil Cooper

I had heard that as well. Sorry to hear it.


04 Jun 14 - 10:56 AM (#3630278)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: frogprince

So sorry to hear this. Tom has made it plain that the wonderful quality of his love songs has in great part come from trying to express his love for Midge adequately.


04 Jun 14 - 11:28 AM (#3630288)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Jason Xion Wang

Was just listening to "I Give You the Morning" a few hours earlier. Really sorry to hear that Midge passed away.


04 Jun 14 - 12:35 PM (#3630303)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson

I've seen Tom perform over many years (in Glasgow, Scotland) and bought his recordings over that same period.
There are many of his political songs that move me; many of his humorous songs that brought a big smile -- as well as an appreciation of his skill with words, rhyme and rhythm; and always there were the love songs! As a Scot, my standard for love songs has to be Robert Burns, but Tom is a real contender….
Burns was working with known traditional tunes, to which he added poignant and heartfelt lyrics: the result was masterpieces like 'My Love is like a Red, Red Rose' and 'Ae Fond Kiss' etc.
But Tom had to provide both the music and the lyrics, so it was always evident that Midge was a very wonderful person!

So sorry to hear the news that this very special partnership has ended.


04 Jun 14 - 02:22 PM (#3630333)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Elmore

Sincere condolences to Tom and their family.


04 Jun 14 - 04:52 PM (#3630359)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: pattyjack

When one listens to Tom Paxton sing his songs one easily picks up the passion he has for his music. It is apparent in his protest songs; it is even more apparent in his love songs.


04 Jun 14 - 05:19 PM (#3630361)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Rog Peek

I am so, so sorry to hear this, sincere condolences to the Paxton family and especially to Tom and his daughters.

Rog


04 Jun 14 - 05:25 PM (#3630363)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

Tom, Carol and I are so sorry to hear of this.---Art Thieme


04 Jun 14 - 05:44 PM (#3630369)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Tattie Bogle

Sad to hear of this: his love for his family as a whole was very evident in his songs. I remember one year he was booked for Celtic Connections in Glasgow but could not come as Midge was unwell: we sang "Last Thing on my Mind" for them both.


04 Jun 14 - 06:54 PM (#3630380)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Rapparee

Mudcat Mojo to Tom and family.


05 Jun 14 - 10:00 PM (#3630644)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: ChanteyLass

This is sad news. My condolences to Tom, other family members, and their friends.


05 Jun 14 - 11:34 PM (#3630654)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Bugsy

I only met the lady once. When they were in Perth and I hosted a Barbeque for them.
She was a lovely lady and I am very sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to Tom and her children.

Bugsy


06 Jun 14 - 08:36 AM (#3630768)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST

http://easthamptonstar.com/Obituaries/2014605/Midge-Paxton-69


06 Jun 14 - 11:37 AM (#3630807)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Stilly River Sage

Thanks for posting the obituary - she lead an interesting life. My condolences to friends and family.

SRS


06 Jun 14 - 05:30 PM (#3630894)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: topical tom

It is so clear in Tom's songs about Midge that their love was profound and constant.All my prayers go to Tom and his family.


07 Jun 14 - 02:19 PM (#3631174)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Irene M

Oh what a shame. I had no idea she had the health problem.


07 Jun 14 - 04:39 PM (#3631189)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,A friend

http://easthamptonstar.com/Obituaries/2014605/Midge-Paxton-69


07 Jun 14 - 05:54 PM (#3631209)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: JennieG

Sorry to hear this. Tom's love for Midge shone through so much of his work.


07 Jun 14 - 06:18 PM (#3631214)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,ploppo

I sang "My lady's a wild flying dove" for them last night
RIP sweet lady


08 Jun 14 - 04:13 AM (#3631314)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,Lanfranc sans cookie

Sad news indeed. A lady who can inspire love songs as great as Tom's is a great loss to the world and most of all to Tom and their daughters.

Alan


08 Jun 14 - 10:19 PM (#3631554)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Charley Noble

There are no words for such a loss.

But we still offer condolences.

Charlie Ipcar


09 Jun 14 - 09:56 AM (#3631674)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: banjoman

What can we say other than to express our condolences and thank God for her life which was so full of love and understanding.


09 Jun 14 - 09:26 PM (#3631846)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST,Tinker from Chicago

God bless and comfort you, Tom.


10 Jun 14 - 11:04 AM (#3631959)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: Bryn Pugh

May she lie in the arms of the Great Mother, see the loving smile of the All Father ; and may these Great Ones comfort Tom, his family, his loved ones, and all who love him, his music, and Midge.

Erica and Bryn


11 Jun 14 - 02:51 AM (#3632086)
Subject: RE: Obit: Midge Paxton (June 2014)
From: GUEST

I remember she is featured in a large photo on the bqck of one of his albums. Which one?