Thanks for the ride!
Michael, I was at the event at the Fine Line and bumped into you as you were backing away from the stage at the end of the night. I said something to the effect of "Quite a night, eh?" which you readily concured with. Then I thought I'd take the opportunity to tell you of a chance meeting we'd had some years (decades, actually) before when all of a sudden we were inturupted by a bevy of giggling young women insisting they have thier picture taken with you. You acquiesced, you had no choice (but really man, get your priorities straight!). So I thought I'd tell you here about a concert you did some thirty years ago at Mankato State College with Mark Henley. I was the classical guitar geek in the audience who kept shouting out "Villa Lobos!" like some drunk at a bar. You finally shut me down with something pithy like "I haven't done that in a long time".
I just want to say thanks again for the ride, the string, the smokes (only a memory now), checking out my friends instruments, showing me that nylon strings can be put to the service of music in more than one or two styles, being one of the true originals and most of all ... thanks for not leaving this planet just yet.
....Now, where's my Villa Lobos!
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