Me with two hands on Richie Havens
©bobporco, Vincent Vok photo
Exactly 5 years ago……
I was at the bar that was once Folk City on 3rd St with Vincent Vok. We were just talking. And he said, 'If you build it they will come.' He was right.
And later that night Vincent barged his way backstage at Carnegie Hall using, of all names, mine.
He was right on that scheme, too.
exactly 5 years ago, on 2.20.10, I woke up and got ready for my second day of work.
I was meeting with Happy Traum
and Eric Weissberg to interview them in person. I was just armed with a pen and paper for my interviews back then, but for some reason, I recorded Happy and Eric with my old DV cassette recorder. I saw it once. It's around here somewhere….
Richie Havens didn't make the 50th Anniversary. Neither did Suze. Richie was touring and toured on until a year ago. Suze was ill, and that was the only day I met her. Just that day. Day one.
(blog post under construx……..