Thursday, May 07, 2009

John Caspell


I was stunned and saddened to hear today that John Caspell has died. He is the brother of my friend Paul, and the only person gently encouraging enough to get me to sing in public in the last fifteen years. A fuzzball of a man, wonderfully matched to his filking partner Brooke Lunderville, fabulous, funny player of guitars, stroker of cats, hugger of people. It is indeed a loss to the speculative fiction community to have him so suddenly gone.

I have stolen this photo of John from his memorial website, put together by Allegra Sloman, and the one below from the site he shared with Brooke, where you can find oodles of their filksongs, lyrics and chords, as well as a good number of mp3s.

My heart goes out to those who knew and loved John, and to you, John, you dear, laughing, lovely man.

1 comment:

C. June Wolf said...

John wanted to donate his organs when he died, but it wasn't possible, in the end. My dear friend Persimmon will die if she doesn't get an organ transplant. And here I am carrying around all this skin and stuff.

I went to the BC Transplant Donor Registration page today and in five minutes I was signed up. Here's the url in case you want to do the same:

https://www.transplant.bc.ca/onlinereg/bcts.asp