May 21, 2023

Today JP Honk led a parade for a celebration of life for our fallen bandmate Chet Fenton...

At the event they had case of his famous old valve trombone, JP Honk sticker included...

Trying to figure out the 3rd song he listed here along with "Birdland" "Sweet Dreams" and "Groovulation" - and because of this note his musically talented family and upstairs tenant did a lovely version of "I'll Fly Away" and had all gathered sing along.

They also had this in the program:
Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome,
dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
May your rivers flow without end,
meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells,
past temples and castles and poets' towers
into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl,
through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock,
blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone,
and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm
where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs,
where deer walk across the white sand beaches,
where storms come and go
as lightning clangs upon the high crags,
where something strange and more beautiful
and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams
waits for you --
beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
Miss ya Chet.