Music Festival Propagation

Here’s an audio recording with Patrick (18 March 2017) in which he starts by talking about his grave marker for the Deia cemetery (captured in mid-sentence).

He goes on to talk about how music festivals spread across the island after he and Stephanie got the Deia festival off the ground.

Transcription: Continue reading “Music Festival Propagation”

The Last Nightingale

Patrick sent me this short recording a long time ago (the file date is 2003, but it may have been earlier than that.) He said it was the last nightingale of the season before all flew off to wherever they go next.

I believe it was this song that filled his ears when he finally passed into the nothingness.

I have used it for my Windows “shutdown” sound all these years because it is so peaceful.

Toy Construction Set

Here’s a recording from 18 March 2017 with a lot of restaurant background noise in which we talk about a toy construction set I remembered as a child. We had spent hours assembling a massive structure but I tripped and fell into it one night while getting up to use the bathroom.

JP: The construction set, I thought it was in New York.

PM: No, no, it came from New York. I brought it for Christmas from New York to visit you guys with Donna.

JP: I was thinking it was when you had to sling me in the sheets to make it look like laundry.

PM: That was New York. You came up on your own on a bus. Continue reading “Toy Construction Set”

Nothing Is More Important than Love

This very special recording from 7 Oct 2014 is a conversation between Patrick, JP, and Christine. It’s too large to upload here so I’ve posted it on YouTube instead.

Christine: From your point of view as an 80-year-old man, and your son being 58 years old, and having lived the life that you’ve lived, what advice would you offer him as a younger man?

Patrick: Can you give me a couple days? Continue reading “Nothing Is More Important than Love”

Patrick Discusses His Memorial Service

Patrick and JP discuss the idea of memorial services after they’re gone. Patrick didn’t want anything, but agreed to letting us have something “for the living.” JP talked about when his time comes that he’s set aside money for a couple of parties and to send his ashes out on one last rally ride.

Recorded on the 25th of March 2017.