Never is Time, It is Not. End and Beginning are Dream.
Birthless, Deathless and Changeless Remaineth the Spirit Forever;
Nothing has Touched It At All, Dead Though the House of It Seems.”
These sacred words of power from Song Celestial, the Edwin Arnold rendition of the Bhagavad Gita, were set to music by Guin Miller and sang with great passion by Joe Miller. They performed “Never the Spirit” whenever someone who had touched their lives passed on from this plane of physical existence.
We have kept the practice alive in the ongoing circle of the SFTS Lodge, and we will be singing it at our Friday Night program on 2/3/12, as we have for some days now, and will for many nights more; because we have heard the news that Solomon Kahn has died a sudden death, and at the tragically young age of thirty-four. Solomon was one of those precious children who led the Thursday Morning Walk with Joe, for so many years, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
We remember you, Solomon, and we hold you and your father and mother, and your brother, and all your relations, in the brilliant light of love, as we have from before the beginning and will do far beyond the end. World without end, grace without end.
Here is an excerpt from a beautiful tribute to Solomon by Derek Opperman of the S.F. Weekly, R.I.P. Solomon Kahn, DJ for the Golden State Warriors, 1977-2012, followed by a link to the full text:
Solomon Kahn, a beloved local DJ who performed at such diverse venues as Oracle Arena, AT&T Park, and every major club in San Francisco, was tragically killed Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Bangkok, Thailand, in a car accident. He was 34.
Kahn, known to clubgoers as DJ Solomon, was in Thailand as a part of a four-date tour, his first performances in the country. According to a family friend, he was with his fiancée, Nicole Cronin, in a taxi when the vehicle stalled on a highway and was rear-ended. Kahn was fatally wounded. Cronin sustained several fractures, but is not in critical condition.
Kahn was born July 11, 1977, and raised in the Marin suburb of San Rafael. He attended the Marin Academy for high school and exhibited a remarkable proficiency in music from a young age, with a talent for bass, according to his former music teacher, Bob Schleeter. Inspired by the then-new sound of golden-era hip-hop, Kahn made the transition to turntables with a gig in 1989, according to his online biography. This set him on a path to become one of the Bay Area’s most respected DJs.