My best friend recently lost the love of her life. Below is a portion of what she read at his memorial service.
Thank you for the honor and privilege to talk with you today about Alex. I would like to tell you about one good year. Slaid Cleaves, a musician he liked has a song that says, "Just give me one good year, to get my feet back on the ground, I've been chasing grace and grace ain't so easily found."
You found it bear. This year. Almost one good year. Sleep well, Xander.
I can't fit the entirety of her words in this question box,
Kelly and some friends will be attending your show in Northampton on 8/13. I know it would mean the world to her, and to Alex's spirit, if you would play "One Good Year" at the show.
Thank you so much.
Will do. With honor. One Good Year is usually the last song of the show.
I wanted to know if your songs are inspired by stories you heard or if those that were just passed onto you?Slaid Cleaves responded on 08/10/2016 Next question
I dated a man who had your cd and after six years and now married, your cd is always in my car...we listened to it tonight driving home from San Fran after our son's wedding rehearsal night...I just wondered if anything really happened for you, if you made it, (I've been so out of touch with the music scene of late) because I can't imagine you hadn't....I love your voice. You're an amazing storyteller. So I decided to check it out and here you are....well done you. Just wanted to let you know you're one of our favorite artist. Now that I'm on your mailing list, we'll see you next time round...June and Ray from Santa Cruz CASlaid Cleaves responded on 08/13/2016