Yesterday was a strange one, feeling all out of sorts and such. Later in the afternoon I sent a text up to Ezra Bookstein concerning The Smith Tapes podcast that he’s been working on, not knowing that earlier in the day he had emailed me to tell me that Howard had passed away. Such a bummer. When we gathered in NYC for the launch of the project Dec 2012, we knew that he wasn’t in great health.
I’m just glad that he got to see this part of his work recognized in his lifetime, and that people who are interested in the late 60’s-early 70’s period that the interviews were recorded. The New York Times published a piece on him this morning.
Waving as you fly off man, we love you.