goodbye Kate McGarrigle

after a four year struggle with liver cancer, singer Kate McGarrigle died this past Monday, January 18 2010. she was surrounded by her children, her sister Anna and other loved ones.

                                                                  (pic taken by David Gahr in 1970) 

such a sadness.  such a scare to note formerly-rare cancers popping up more often into our consciousness via public figures and our own friends and families.

I love their songs about simple things.  walking, swimming, skipping rope

Skip rope
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Swimming song
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

their Christmas album can be on repeat through the season

Rebel jesus
Martha Wainwright w/ Kate & Anna McGarrigle

"Little Boxes" made famous by Peter Seeger, in a charming French take

Petites boites
Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Kate and Anna are there for Nick after a strenuous walk

godspeed Kate.  I hope they know how to harmonize in the ever after,

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