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Au Revoir, Silke Tudor 

A brilliant columnist, cultural lodestar, and real friend leaves S.F. for NYC; we look back, trying to smile through our tears

Wednesday, Aug 18 2004

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Silke -- world-class impresario talent with an all-too-rare genuineness, authenticity, true-to-her-instincts, cut-to-the-quick integrity ... she's a poet, really, and one with an unatrophied, deeply moral conscience. Personally, I don't think New York deserves her, but there we are ... life is full of tragedy! -- V. Vale, RE/Search founder

If I set my mind in reverse and shuttle back at high-speed review skimming over everything except the Silke stuff but briefly freeze-framing our experiences together, I end up with a slide show of adventures that would take a lifetime to explain. Yeah, she's wonderful. Yeah, she's a great writer. Yeah, her unique and astute observations are amazing. Yeah, she looks great in a towel. Yeah, she makes a mean meatloaf. But you already know all that. And she's leaving us ... ABANDONING us!!! So I ain't got nothing nice to say about Silke. As a matter of fact, let me tell you a closely guarded secret of Silke's: her middle name is Sunshine.

We'll miss you Silke Sunshine Tudor! -- Chicken John, club proprietor and provocateur

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