Thursday, January 29, 2009

In Memoriam -- New York Times

It's certainly been a winter of winnowing among a certain generation; losses include old mates and colleagues Dickie Jobson and Rob Partridge, my lovely neighbour Miriam -- and now John Martyn (SOLID AIR...) who could teach us all a lesson in how to be a reveller.
I was called on to participate in the obituary Rob Kenner wrote for the New York Times about Vincent 'Tata' Forde, who was Bob Marley's mentor back in the government yards of Trenchtown; and then I wrote the NY Times obit for Gary Kurfirst, manager of the Talking Heads and Peter Tosh, among other progressives and New Wavers.
Here's the links: