Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Beatles (Yea!) and Dave Morey's retirement
Oh Dave, say it ain't so! Just around the time we received the Beatles fabric we found out that Dave Morey is leaving KFOG. Oh no! But how can we be so selfish? Easy! Dave is always there in the morning to ease us into the day, often with Beatles music, and with the wonderful camaraderie he shares with Rene, Irish Greg, and Peter. When I (Cyndy) first moved to the East Bay from Massachusetts in 1997, I was grateful to find a radio station that played the music I love, including the Beatles. The first dance with my honey of 37 years, John, was to In My Life by the Beatles.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Dave, he has an incredibly deep, smooth voice that is so comforting. He's also known for his wonderful way of saying Yea, as if in parentheses, every time he mentions the Beatles.
So we had to make a quilt for Dave with the Beatles fabric. In three days the quilt was made, quilted with a huge variety of lyrics from Beatles songs. The last stitch was added to the quilt five seconds before we got out of the car to present the quilt to Dave.
Dave Morey and his friends from KFOG were in Walnut Creek a couple of weekends ago at Peets Coffee. Kim Fettig, John, and I got there at 9, and Dave started signing copies of Live from the Archives, Vol. 15, at 10. We were so glad we go there early--the line was almost out the door when we got there.
We had a great time talking to fellow Fogheads while we waited for Dave. Of course they are all upset, as are we, that Dave is leaving San Francisco and heading back to his native Michigan. But Dave, enjoy every second! As Bonnie Raitt says, "Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste." We will miss you, and hope the quilt keeps you warm while you sit in front of the fire watching old movies. Consider it thousands of hugs.