The links to many of these stories are temporarily unavailable due to the untimely passing of our friend and Phawker publisher, Jonathan Valania, as the Phawker website is currently down. We are hopeful that the website will be back online soon.
A toast to those who are gone. And those who are still here. Gone: Amy Farris: great fiddler from Austin; most recently one of Dave Alvin's Guilty Women. Larry Knechtel: part of Spector's Wrecking Crew; Larry played the signature piano part on Bridge Over Troubled Water; I remember him most fondly for his work with Costello on Mighty Like Rose and the tour for that album. Check out "The Other Side of Summer." Jim Dickinson: Memphis great. Played on Wild Horses. Alex Chilton d