Episode 519. Remembering Sam Williams

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sam-williamsWe were devastated to learn our friend Sam Williams of the Flying Karamazov Brothers (right) died last Friday night. We had only recently just spent time with him, recorded a podcast with him, and were looking forward to our next visit. In this episode, we share more of our conversation with Sam and talk about memories of Bill Graham, the benefits of audiences who are self-medicating, the tricks of comic timing with large (and largely stoned) audiences, misadventures with Jerry Garcia’s BMW, doing good work with Patch Adams and the Gesundheit Institute, traveling with a modern-day Chautauqua, memories of the Oregon Country Fair, the sophisticated science of naming tour buses, and modern heroism. A great spirit has gone. We will miss him. Hear Sam’s previous podcast chat about the Flying Ks here. (Length 19:51)


austin · November 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Thanks, Howard. Sending big love and hugs to you and yours. We have more recorded chat with Sam and will post it in a few weeks.

Howard Patterson · November 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

That was hard to listen to, and great. I’m sort of wallowing in Sam at this point – thanks for posting this. It’s all so sudden – still doing our best to adjust. Much love,

Howard Patterson
aka Ivan Karamazov

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