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Thursday, April 03, 2008

I remember Joe Murphy

On April 1st, 2007, the extraordinary podcaster Joe "Mason Rocket" Murphy left us and left the world a sadder place for his passing.

Odds are good that if you are listening to my show then you have probably listened to one of the many shows Joe was involved in.

Like all of Joe's fans I had come to know him through his podcasting ventures and had found in him a kindred spirit and one of those people who seems like the best friend you've never met. Fortunately I was given the opportunity to meet Joe last year in late March. I was traveling to Arizona and had made arrangements to stop by the Draco Vista studios and visit.
When I arrived I learned that just a few days prior Joe had entered hospice care.
Mike and Lorrie were generously invited me to go with them when they went to visit Joe that evening. Tired and worn as he was he still greeted me with a smile and handshake. We only had a few moments but I will remember them for a long time indeed.

I remember Joe.

Below is a link to the direct download of the memorial show just released at the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund website. Please visit the site and "tell everyone you know".

Joe Murphy Memorial show.


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