A long-time friend has left the building. Peter Schickele, who performed under the nom de schtick P.D.Q. Bach was taken away from us at the untimely age of 88. The Hensleys met Peter shortly after they relocated from Indiana to Los Angeles, Hoosier friend, the late Jeff Ehhart (AKA The Trumpeting Fool), and continued meeting up every time Peter came to town to ply his trade of musical humor, of which he was a giant creator.
Peter’s soundtrack for the film “Silent Running” was his first, and also my first recording session in LA. Peter continued LA regular visits in town until a few years ago (often with our friends in the Armadillo Quartet), and we those visits tapered off, we him already, but knowing that he won’t be back is sad beyond the beyond.