Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Starting out this morning digitizing Reflections in a Crystal Wind by Richard and Mimi Fariña.
The album was released in 1965. Fariña's first and only novel, "Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me," was published in April, 1966.
Two days after its publication, Richard was at a booksigning party at a Carmel, Calif., bookstore. A guest at the event was on a motorcycle and offered Richard a ride down Carmel Valley Road. The guy went into an S-curve at an estimated 90 mph and crashed. The rider lived but Richard was killed instantly. He is buried in Monterey.
Mimi, who died of neuroendocrine cancer at her home in California, on July 18, 2001, was a sister of Joan Baez.
Maria and I have ridden down that road at a more reasonable speed and survived.
Posted by The Oracle at 9:02 AM