My Angels

February 4th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
...and they will rest in peace, for a very long time...

...and they will rest in peace, for a very long time...

Here in Los Angeles there are angels… and I visited them today at the Inglewood Cemetery. My Grandparents, Ida and Jaako, my Mother and Father, Beatrice and Jorma, and my Uncle Pentti all rest here together, not far from the airport. My Uncle Tarmo is in a military cemetery and I have never had the honor to pay my respects… perhaps next time. The last time I was here was right around the time Barry Mitterhoff’s Dad, Murray, passed. How the time flies. My Father has now been gone fifteen years, my Mother fourteen… and I still miss them. I never knew Tarmo, he died in the service in WW II. Pentti was my friend though and he passed way too young. I miss them all.

Gone, but not forgotten...

Gone, but not forgotten...

It is a shame that our children will never meet these wonderful people and hear their stories from their mouths, but that is just the way it is.

Stones for their spirits…and you too, Uncle Pen!”]...and you too, Uncle Pen!

Stones for their spirits

It is just the way it is… but I miss them all… and Grandma Ida… thanks for River Of Time. I’ll take another song from you any time.

My heart is full!

Barry and I played two sold out shows ate McCabe’s last night and here are our set lists:

Jorma Kaukonen And Barry Mitterhoff 1, 2012
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, California
Friday, February 3, 2012

First Show:
1. True Religion
2. I’ll Let You Know Before I Leave
3. How Long Blues
4. Children Of Zion
5. Second Chances
6. I See The Light
7. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
8. Barbeque King
9. Sea Child
10. Full Go Round
11. Goodbye To The Blues
12. 99 Year Blues
13. I Know You Rider
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. Been So Long
2. Search My Heart
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Things That Might Have Been
5. Mama Let Me Lay It On You
6. Candy Man
7. Red River Blues
8. Come Back Baby
9. Vicksburg Stomp
10. 99 Year Blues
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. Uncle Sam Blues
13. Parchman Farm
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
15. Encore: Genesis

Life is a genesis… and so it goes.

  1. Cyndy Consentino
    February 4th, 2012 at 17:01 | #1

    Dear Jorma,

    I completely understand how you feel. Mostly all of my family is gone except mom
    Who is 86(she loves Airplane and Tuna)!
    May God Bless your family, now and forever.
    With much affection,

  2. Joe Moore
    February 4th, 2012 at 20:48 | #2

    I too understand. All of my “elders” are gone and I got so many things from my parents , including the love of music . God Bless all of you ! Long May You Run !


  3. Susan Neal Hall
    February 4th, 2012 at 21:51 | #3

    Yes, Jorma, I have lost so many people dear to me. Your song “Soliloquy for Two”, helped me so much in dealing with the death of my Grandfather. Take the very best care.

    Susan Neal Hall

  4. Kathy
    February 5th, 2012 at 16:38 | #4

    Jorma, a lovely remembrance of people here in spirit and in the heart. Seems I need to pay my departed Mom and Dad a visit. Take care, Kathy

  5. Barbara Jacobs
    February 8th, 2012 at 20:53 | #5

    Hey Jorma:
    You know I had the pleasure of meeting your dad in San Francisco in 1993 (or was it 1994?)

    Not just meeting him, but hanging out for a few hours. You and Vanessa, your dad; and a cast of characters.
    Do you still have the photos?

    Love you always.

  6. Lyndee Logan
    July 21st, 2012 at 14:55 | #6

    I just stumbled upon your blog because I am coming to see you next Friday in San Diego.
    Touching, so touching..your homages to your deceased parents remind me of my own. I loved them so. It’s a comfort to read your stuff.