I suppose with such a big cast of characters like PH, its statistically logical that a few would pass of the scene within an 8 year period, but it still feels a little strange, what with the recent deaths of Shep and Herbert. And now I'm not so sure of my dear friend Raynette Eitel who I haven't heard from in about four months despite a couple emails I've sent to her.
I didn't know Howlin well at all (this is the first I've even heard his real name mentioned) , but we had a few pleasant exchanges in his time here. I certainly wish him Godspeed. -LP