One of my dearest friends passed over today. Phil was the gentlest, kindest most generous soul I think I’ve ever met. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in mid summer. I saw him only a few weeks ago. He was obviously weak and the prognosis was poor but his attitude was beautiful and sunny and full of gratitude for the beautiful music he had created and been a crucial part of. He was one of the greatest composers ever and a stunningly inventive and original guitarist. I have a lot more to say about Phil the musician but that will suffice for now.
I spoke to him on the phone barely two weeks ago. He sounded weaker but still the same beautiful attitude. My thoughts are with his devoted wife Herm at this time. Please send her loving energy and to Phil for his gifts to the world.