In Memoriam: David Walley

A reminder to one and all that it was one year ago today that we at KUR said a final goodbye to one of our regular contributors, a man who gave us some rare insights into the early years of the Mothers. I am, of course, referring to the late lamented David Walley.

He was a good friend to all of those fortunate enough to get to know him. I always remember, a few years back when he was invited to become a member of those reprobates over at The Big Note, he kept saying how honoured he was to be invited, and that he wondered whether he would be able to contribute anything useful to the discussions! I had to reassure him that the honour was entirely ours and that I was quite sure that his posts would find an interested audience, but it took a while to convince him.

He was a thinker; he had his opinions, and enjoyed expressing them , but in my experience he was always willing to listen to others’ viewpoints, always willing to offer encouragement and support. He was that kind of guy, and he is sorely missed.

Back. Sort Of.

So why the hiatus, you ask. Well it wasn’t a trip to Hawaï, nor was it a relaxing ten days of soaking up the sun in my back yard. It was in fact something entirely different. It’s been a rough ride — but we’ll be back in the loop soon. It’ll take some time, as I’m sure you’ll understand.

In the mean time: how ’bout that Gail, huh? Oh and hey, Bálint, my dear friend: thanks for keeping this place alive while we were off.

Saturday Boot: 1977, Copenhagen

The “page that was previously called” is now presenting a show from 1977: Copenhagen, Falkoner Theatret. Die neue name ist, by the way:
(Surprise: they’re playing ‘Montana’! Yes, this is the last time until that strange week in December of ‘84, that Frank solos in this song. Oddly enough, Frank decides not to play the “I ride a little tiny horse” section that follows the solo, and thus manages to sabotage this version nonetheless.)