The other day I was shopping, as so many of us are at this time of year. I stumbled into a store and happened to hear Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi on the speakers. It stopped me in me tracks. I immediately thought of our dear departed friend Dave Lynas. That song has always reminded me of him, and ever since the video below... it will forever be Dave's song in my mind.

As I listened to Joni belt out those beautiful lyrics as only she can, a literal tear appeared on my cheek. I realized I'll never again be able to hear that song without remembering Dave. I'm not sure if I shed a tear of sadness for the loss or a tear of joy for the wonderful memories. I suppose the two can exist simultaneously and there's no need to overthink it, but it's clear that music creates a connection unlike anything else.

2021 was a difficult year for the Cigar Box Nation. I know there were a lot of struggles and loss (Dave Lynas, Ted Crocker, & more). It sometimes feels like we're fighting a battle just to get back to normal... whatever that word means. I would just like to send Warm Winter Wishes to all CBN members and their families, I hope 2022 can be a year of healing and new endeavors. For the love of music!

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Comment by Uncle John on December 31, 2021 at 10:22am

Very nice, Kale. 

Comment by Poorness Studios on December 22, 2021 at 10:49am

Thanks Darryl and Henry. I sure do miss seeing his posts and humor.

Comment by Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman on December 22, 2021 at 10:47am

A touching, moving and heartfelt performance, this.

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on December 20, 2021 at 8:59pm

Never met Dave in person, chatted online with him many times. I would be online at 6am or earlier, more often than not, Dave would be there. Got a coffee mug that he made, think of him whenever I use it

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