Goodbye Patrick Gallagher
I was going through my old boxes and came across a plastic comb-bound book titled Some English Words For Some Vietnamese Popular Songs by Patrick Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher gifted this book in December 2002. We exchanged music thoughts on this site when I had the comment section.
It had been a while so I wondered what he has been up to. I googled him and learned that he had passed away in 2019. I felt a bit sad.
I flipped through his book to read his translation of Vietnamese songs from Dương Thụ to Trịnh Công Sơn to Phú Quang. I am wondering what I should do with the book. Should I make a web book to preserve his work? I am not sure yet.
It is a bit too late now, but rest in peace, Mr. Gallagher.