1946-Oct. 23, 2023
Fair winds & following seas sister!
I’m sitting here at the kitchen table. Our daughter, who is now out of the house and living in town has come over to visit mom and dad. She has moved from the table to the spinet piano we bought her some years ago. She is playing a song she is writing and singing softly to herself. As I listen to her beautiful voice chase the keys Vanessa gasps from across the table and tells me that Dusty Street, an old friend from San Francisco… a DJ from the dawn of time, has just died.
Dusty hailed from the 60’s but she was way more than a cultural artifact. I reconnected with her a couple of years ago up at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. We shared the zeitgeist of FM progress that really began thanks to her and her cohorts. Above and beyond all that, she was a genuine seeker and a soul sister in the true meaning of the word. I wish our daughter could have met her. They would have liked each other.
Having just watched the MGM + Documentary San Francisco Sounds, A Place In Time I got to see and listen to Dusty lead us down those almost forgotten streets. I was thinking about getting in touch with her to well, just say hello to an old friend. If you think you need to do something, do it and don’t waste time.
I guess we’ll have to wait to catch up…