We found out yesterday that Joe Murphy, the person that Mason Rocket was written for, lost his battle with cancer on April 1st. Based on the outpouring of messages on the internet, he was beloved by many many people. We wish that we had gotten to know him. But we are glad that we were able to give him and others some cheer by writing the song.
We had actually scheduled Mason Rocket for today's song at The Song of the Day previous to the news, and only found out afterwards. But this means that we can highlight the memorial fund set up in Joe's name found at http://joemurphymemorialfund.org. We did so in the song notes, and want to mention it again here.