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A few words on moms (for the family of Setsuko Nao Hamasaki)

[I was asked to say a few words at the funeral of a close family and personal friend.  Someone asked me to post it, so here it is.  Doug]


As you've heard, our families have been close for a couple of generations.  And, I think I’m up here partly because I know what it's like to lose your mother.  Mine passed away several years ago, and I know there are people here who have suffered the same thing recently.

An Undercurrent of innovative poetry from the Pacific

I spent the last few months with Richard Hamasaki recording and mixing an album of amplified poetry by Craig Santos Perez and Nālani Brandy McDougall.  The first online store to have it up was Appleʻs iTunes Store which took all of a day from my sending it to them putting it up on the web.
I love the access provided by digital media, but you know what I miss?  Liner notes!  I submitted liner notes, but iTunes doesnʻt include them on downloads at the moment.  So, herewith, I present the "official" liner notes: