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DFW

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20. I miss Theo, too
Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:56 PM
Nov 2018

One time, we were at a New Year's party, and he told me "get your guitar, we are going to sing Russian songs!" So I got my guitar, he got his, and we found an empty conference room at the hotel, and we did duets of Russian songs. The audience consisted of my wife and two janitors who had no idea who Theo was or what we were singing, but recognized the caliber of singer Theo was. It was a concert that might have filled a mid-sized concert hall (because of Theo, not me!!). He just decided to honor me on the spot and do some duets with me. A guy who did films with Humphrey Bogart and Alan Arkin, and who sang with Dylan!!
Theo was a true "mensch," as indeed was Stan.

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You've had some marvelous friends... I bet they passed on their strength and longevity to you... hlthe2b Nov 2018 #1
You're right, I do treasure the memories DFW Nov 2018 #2
Ah, my dear DFW, I feel your loss keenly. CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #3
Well you certainly DID get carried away! LOL!! DFW Nov 2018 #5
Thank you for sharing your perspective and story of your friendships... Moostache Nov 2018 #4
When I saw the news about Stan Lee I thought of you. panader0 Nov 2018 #6
The problem is that they're all just as mortal as the rest of us. DFW Nov 2018 #7
How Mr. Lieber became Stan Lee Lionel Mandrake Nov 2018 #8
What qualified as "slumming" changed even more. DFW Nov 2018 #9
I wouldn't dare to speculate on that. nt Lionel Mandrake Nov 2018 #10
No sane person would, these days. DFW Nov 2018 #11
So very interesting, your friends IRL have enriched us all bigbrother05 Nov 2018 #12
Except for Helen Thomas, whom I had known since my age was in single digits DFW Nov 2018 #13
The Great Equalizer...remembers all of us equally pbmus Nov 2018 #14
Truer words were never spoken DFW Nov 2018 #15
You already made a small difference in my life! steve2470 Nov 2018 #16
Thanks, Steve! DFW Nov 2018 #17
No apologies needed, DFW... we know how tough it is to lose friends ailsagirl Nov 2018 #18
My dad loved to listen to his Theo Bikel album, an early memory for me. JudyM Nov 2018 #19
I miss Theo, too DFW Nov 2018 #20
My dad had a fabulous voice, and loved to sing and listen to Russian folk songs JudyM Nov 2018 #21
Many old cultures have a wealth of wonderful old folk songs DFW Nov 2018 #22
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