This page page highlights the articles that I think you’d like to read first, since new visitors overwhelmed with the amount of information posted on this web site. Some provide simple entertainment – stories, jokes biographical and semi-biographical musings – while others reflect the impact Pat and Stephanie had on peoples’ lives.
Imagine if you have to proof-read not just in one dimension horizontally, as you do with text, but in two, as you have to with a musical score, especially an orchestral one with maybe forty staves in the vertical dimension. It was this challenge that brought Patrick and me together.
Patrick’s first wife Donna passed away early Saturday morning on the 14th of October 2023.
Thinking again about Patrick’s memorial concert, and a link to the Libertango that Misha’s orchestra performed that night.
Thinking about Patrick on his 89th birthday.
This is a conversation describing what would have been part of his unfinished book “Bohemians of the Tramantura.“ Patrick: Let’s see, I think I’ve got this all written down, I don’t know why I’m telling it. Stephanie came to Mallorca before I did, with the idea of, with her husband, buying the house next door […]
Here’s a link to the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation, specifically the obituary that Lionel wrote: https://sctf.org.uk/2017/05/14/r-i-p-patrick-meadows-1934-2017/ The article is dated 14 May 2017, six years ago today. (The photo is from the article.) My niece discovered it when searching for pictures of her grandfather.
A few notes I recorded on Mother’s Day 2017 while in search of coffee in Spain. Posted exactly six years later, but I’ll reset the date a few weeks from now.
A letter to Patrick, written one year after his death, but not shared on the website until much later.
Here’s a 2014 recording of a conversation about friends and family and the choices we make, Patrick said “Choose the people that are important in your life.” It’s good to hear his voice again.
I have found myself of late with a sort of refrain in my head, often repeated aloud (when I am alone) “My heart” is the refrain, always seeing her in the garden, in the countryside, in the car.
Here’s a long recording from exactly eleven years ago in which Patrick talks about Chopin, Vida, Valldemossa, and more. We were eating dinner, probably at Vesuvius, probably served by Adriana.
This seventeen-minute recording starts with me telling Patrick about a couple of events at the inaugural IRL race at Las Vegas Speedway, then goes on to discuss various risky activities and concludes with a Unix/eunuchs pun.
Eleven years ago today, Patrick talked about some of his friends and their fascinating (and sometimes tragic) histories. Here’s the recording. We were having a late lunch in Santa Maria.
This long recording (almost 20 minutes) from 9 November 2012 is too large to upload to this web site, but here is an imperfect transcription. UPDATE on 17 Nov 2022: I was able to use a different approach to upload the audio, so you can hear his voice once more, telling this story. The recording […]
This is a recording from eleven years ago today, 16 Nov 2011, in which Patrick talks a bit about his first father-in-law (John, who subsequently adopted me) as well as Patrick’s paintings and poetry, stories ahead of their time, Dori teaching reading through dance, and Patrick repeating the 11th grade.