I knew Pat a little. My friend Severo was tight with Pat, and has been playing bass with the Smithereens for a while now. My first real date with my wife was a Smithereens show on Treasure Island in SF. It was a corporate gig for Levi’s, and all the food and drinks were free. Severo got us on the list and brought us backstage and Pat couldn’t have been nicer.

RIP, Pat.