Sunday, June 20, 2010

John Martyn with Kathy Mattea - May You Never

By Rick Hempy

It's been an extraordinary week. The cosmic joker has been busy. After having to replace an air conditioner the week before, our hot water heater sprung a leak and had to be replaced also. Friday night, in the middle of a live performance, my PA shot craps. "Stuff" seems to be coming apart all around me.

I know that this blog is about "Smiling Heart"(s), but this has been sort of a "grim and bear it" week. Through it all, my friends have been there. Many thanks to you all.

So here is a wish for you... my friends...


  1. Beautiful song! You found something harmonious to share even though.....Thanks! Now you can be hot AND stay cool?

  2. Putting positive energy out to the universe that everything works out the way you want it to. Love you, old friend.

  3. WOW!! What else can I say. Unbelievably beautiful! Thanks Rick~~You are a diamond in the rough. Love~love~love!

  4. Rick. I read PA as pa, and I pictured your dad heading down to the big crap game. It made me think of Ry Cooder and Chicken Skin Music which I couldn't find on YouTube, but I did find this version, not nearly as good but the same original song

  5. When it rains it poors (as in emptying out your savings account)
    Sorry Rick :-( Maybe you've made enough of a deposit in your Karmic account that the gremlins will lay off for awhile.

  6. Thanks All!!! THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!


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