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03 January 2009 @ 06:21 pm
Steve Goodman and Michael Johnson  

At Hamline University in St Paul a whole lot of years ago. Many. In the, what do they call it?, gymnasium?

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new coat of paintquit on January 4th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Awesome! I love Steve Goodman. Its nostalgia music for me- he's one of my mom's favorites so I grew up listening to him. She actually went to college with him, at Lake Forest College :) I actually just gave her a cool book about him for Christmas- it was like a massive encyclopedia of Goodman lol!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on January 5th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah, I love him too, may his memory be a blessing. Such a sweet man he was—you could always hear him smiling when he sang. Is Lake Forest small enough so your mother got to know him? Was the book you gave her Steve Goodman: Facing the Music? I just got an email from its author telling me about it and trying to sell it—he apparently has a spyder out looking for posts about Steve. He says that the photo was probably taken on April 23, 1974 as that was the only Goodman concert he knows of at Hamline. I should probably buy a copy myself; I reckon you wouldn't have bought it as a gift for your mom if it wasn't pretty good. :)

new coat of paintquit on January 7th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the book! How funny the guy contacted you! Its a real nice book- and it has a cool tribute CD that comes with it. You should check it out some time. And no, my mom didn't know Steve well unfortunately. She was a freshman the year he left LFC. Its my understanding they knew each other well enough to say hi in passing (its a real small college) but they didn't have the opportunity to really become friends I don't think.
A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on January 6th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I sure hope that Lake Forest College in the '60s and '70s was different than in the '80s (terribly preppy, conservative, overprivileged people).

I'm so happy that I got to see him live, at least. Not that show, though.
Emma Bull: Littlest Cowgirlcoffeeem on January 4th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
How strange to think you were watching and listening to those guys when they were that young, and so was I...but we were doing it a little over 300 miles apart, and we hadn't met yet.
Profgeek/John Purcellprofgeek on January 4th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Man, that photo takes me back. I met and talked with Michael Johnson back in 1973 when he was opening for Peter Yarrow (this was before a concert at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where I was a student). This happened during soundcheck; I got in early since I knew the guy playing bass for Yarrow, who also introduced me to Yarrow, which was way cool.