Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Maybe best known now as the mother of Rufus Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle (here's a good obit) and her sister Anna were instant favorites the first moment I heard them sing and perform their music.

The antidote to all the hype and glitz and giant egos of the music business then and now, these two women graced the world with their talent without ever displaying any of the hubris that so many talented "artists" seem to be cursed with, even those who have only a modicum of what the world generally recognizes as "success" (yours truly included).

I only wish we all, and me personally for sure, could not only share whatever talent we have as generously and naturally—truly humbly since humility is nothing but unblemished reality—and lovingly.

May her family find peace and solace from the musical legacy she leaves behind that will long outlast many more obvious examples of "success" in the world, musical or not.

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