Malvina put out a newsletter to her mailing list of friends and fans during the last few years of her life. It came out sporadically for two reasons: she waited till she had something to say, and in the days before personal computers a mailing was even more of a chore. It had to wait till a lull in her active schedule. We will be quoting from the old Sporadic Times in this successor and add news of concerts of her songs and of the biography that is now being written. And, as was her practice, we will put in interesting tidbits that cross our paths, and an order form for the songbooks and two lps of hers that are still available. From time to time we will add a song of hers that is no longer available in print. Here is also the place for her friends to send in memories of her that you would like to share and to tell us how you are using her songs.
From Malvina's Sporadic Times, Vol I No. 3: June, 1976
It's a bit early for my epitaph, but I've made a resolution to get things done on time and not wait till the last minute.
WAKE FOR A SINGER
Celebrate my death for the good times I've had,
My man was the best, a comrade and a friend,
Malvina died on March 17, 1978. To mark the 20th anniversary of her passing, her daughter Nancy Schimmel and Judy Fjell will do a set of her songs for half of Judy's concert at the Forks Theater, 40 Pallini Ln. in Ukiah on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. For information call (707) 485-5215. Tickets at the door.
A concert on Sunday, March 15 in Ashland, Oregon will feature Nancy Spencer, Lisa Spencer, Crystal Reeves and Pam Bellutini performing Malvina songs to benefit Peace House and the Malvina biography project. 7:00pm at the Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou. (541 )488-1561 for information.
I'm going to have a file labeled “Things I don't know what to do with.
It will take up one whole wall.
contains 67 songs, including
Songs written and sung by Malvina Reynolds, guitar accompaniment by Malvina Reynolds and Erik Darling.