Regrets, I got plenty of ‘em. Fairly certain I’ll have plenty more by the time it’s all said and done. That’s part & parcel of being a human being, is it not? I can’t be sure, but I think having zero regrets about the life you’ve lived to date might make you a sociopath. No matter, the recent death of Cape Breton born & bred guitarist and solo artist Jay Smith had me ruminating on a few things I wished I’d done.

I wish I’d posted this song before. I wish it wasn’t finally being posted under such awful circumstances. I wish I’d been able to share a beer and a laugh with Jay Smith, who, by all accounts, was one of the good ones. Most of all, I wish like hell that Jay’s kids weren’t going to have to grow up without him in their lives.

I’m afraid I can do nothing about these things. I can suggest that if you feel inclined to help, you can donate to the fund set up for Jay’s family.

RIP Jay.