Sad news in my world, a dear friend has passed away. There is a hole in my universe.
Sam Larkin was a wonderful individual, talented, funny, quixotic, complex, intelligent… but what comes to me, when I think about him, is his gentleness and kindness. From my perspective those are the qualities that lit up his natural talents to brilliance. He was a singer/songwriter, and much of what we spoke of was discussed in the context of music. I will miss our conversations. My life was richer for knowing Sam, so thank you Sam and safe journey.
He wrote beautiful songs, music and lyrics, which I loved from the very first time I heard him play them, on stage at Fat Albert’s open stage, in Toronto, decades ago. Mirabeau Bridge is well known.
Mirabeau Bridge performed by Sam Larkin.
Mirabeau Bridge performed by James Keelaghan.
This CBC As It Happens interview with Ron Sexsmith, about Sam, is worth listening to. Ron’s segment begins around 37:17.
Soundcloud has two of Sam’s CD releases, beautiful!
Sam performing in 2010 at Fat Alberts, I Don’t Want To Be The One.
Sam Larkin live at CKMS in 1994. I hadn’t heard this particular broadcast, it is just like listening to Sam on stage at Fat Albert’s in the 90’s!
Funny, the older I get the less I understand death. What is death? I don’t get it. I don’t understand. I don’t have to.
Each time someone in my world moves on to the next, I experience loss. It is never the same, different for each soul who visited mine. “Gone but not forgotten” is apt.
Date: 8:17 AM EDT Wednesday 30 October 2013
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 102.5 kPa
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“I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name
I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name”
Sam Larkin, Mirabeau Bridge