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Len Wallace Obit: Tex Koenig's Passing (1999) (85* d) RE: Tex Koenig's Passing 04 Jul 99


This is indeed sad news.

I met Tex Koenig at the Mariposa Folk Festival back in 1990. We were set to do an evening workshop.

He took a shine to me because of the songs I performed and we quickly struck up a friendship, he teaching me an old Yiddish revolutionary song called "Un du Akerst".

Every time I performed in Toronto after that he came to see me only to end up "nashing" on Chinese food after the performance.

I loved Tex for all his quirks, miseries, stories, sharing, shooting-the-shit, the horrible jokes, the mysticism, the irrationality AND rationality, taking a common occurence spinning it off to Mars, Venus and then back again to earth. I'm going to miss him.

Len Wallace

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