Remembering Wes Thomsen — 2

I knew Wes Thomsen for the last 7 or 8 years of his life. His recent celebration of life gave me a small sense for the decades prior. And what a life it was!

Toward the end of the service (01:23), someone noted that Wes was a rock star. Not in the current colloquial sense — but member of a band. A soulish song, perfect for the occasion, followed.

I looked for the song on streaming services as soon as I got to my car but couldn’t find it anywhere. An old post on Pegtop led me to Matt Patrick. He graciously e-mailed the track* to me with permission to post it here.

The moon is shining on the waterline
and it makes me think of you.
Venus and Mars all the trees and the stars
make me think about you too.

A GoFundMe for Wes’s family is so close to its goal. Please give generously. ✸

* “I Believe In You” is the final track (11) on Just Us (album).