A Car Tune for a Good Cause

Staff Blog

Staff Blog | Jan 06, 2012

This weekend, Car Talk is pleased to feature, "I Gotta Have a Foreign Car," a car tune written by the late, great Tom Monahan.

A little more than a year ago, Tom passed away from ALS at the age of 58. In response, his pals banded together to release The Manics Pick on Monahan, a CD featuring Tom's original music, which ran a gamut of non-traditional bluegrass, jazzy swing, folk and gospel tunes. Proceeds from sales of the CD benefit Compassionate Care ALS, a non-profit organization that helps families dealing with ALS. If you like the tune, we hope you'll grab a copy of the CD and support this great cause in the process.

During his life, Tom touched many people. According to his pals:

An incredible man of many talents, Tom brought people together, attracting and connecting a network of friends across all areas of his many interests. He was a creative director at a global media company, an on-line publishing champion, a gifted furniture designer and an avid sailor. He was also a quick-witted storyteller, a songwriter and a good-natured mischief-maker. Beloved husband to Mary and big brother to five siblings, Tom left a wonderfully warm place in the hearts of countless friends and co-workers

We're delighted to have been able to share some of Tom’s music with our listeners.

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