Mudcat Café message #953028 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59672   Message #953028
Posted By: PoppaGator
15-May-03 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk Day
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk Day
Yeah, I stand corrected. I realized as much after checking the link immediately after my last post; it was one of several sites I first encountered shortly after his death while researching a memorial project. I thought about posting a message to apologize, but then figured "why bother?" Now I'm doing so, and explaining myself.

Last April, around the time of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, I had gotten involved in a project honoring musical greats who had died "over the past year," reckoning the year from one April to the next -- not the calendar year. I forgot that important detail; hence my confusion over the date.

I wrote and narrated an audio (radio) tribute to DVR that remained posted on the web for a few months -- I would have provided a link, but it's gone by now.

Back to my earlier question: Why this date?