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A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:35:11 pm »
This is a thread for tributes to our dear friend, Rich.  


Feel free to post photos, poems, songs, lyrics, youtubes, thoughts, etc. to celebrate our Rich.  

I may copy here some of the lovely tributes on the grieving thread.  

Let's  start with Eric's fantastic slide show.


[youtube=525,450]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKZtRVbWjzY[/youtube]

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 07:52:21 pm »
I was reading back thru his blog the other day and come across this video he posted once, thought about it a lot today.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI0Q8ytD44Y[/youtube]
"It was only you in my life, and it will always be only you, Jack, I swear."

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 08:07:27 pm »
I remember a music conversation I had with Rich and Mr. Country (Rich) and Mr. Disco (me) didn't always agree.  However, he did tell me that he liked Exposť, and his favorite track by them was "Seasons Change".

He was so psyched when I managed to get him an autographed copy of Exposť's "Greatest Hits".

Some dreams, are in the night time, And some seem like yesterday
But leaves turn brown and fade, Ships sail away
You long to say a thousand words but Seasons Change.
It feels, like it's forever, No reason for emptiness
But time just runs away, No more day by day,
You dream and yearn and seize the day when Seasons Change

I want you - I want to feel you by my side
I need you - Don't you know I need you baby
Seasons change Feelings change It's been so long I've found you yet it seems like yesterday
Seasons change People change I'll sacrifice tomorrow just to have you here today

Forever, seems so far away, There's time for love & for play
You dream about today felling slips away
The winds that blow they go away when Seasons change

I want you - Don't hide your feelings from inside
I need you - Got to have your love now baby
Seasons change, Feelings change
It's been so long I've found you yet it seems like yesterday
Seasons change People change

I want you - I want to feel you by my side
I need you - I got to have your love now baby
Seasons change, Feelings change
It's been so long I've found you yet it seems like yesterday
Seasons change, People change
I'll sacrifice tomorrow just to have you here today



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcWfpPgeAP4[/youtube]


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 08:22:22 pm »
This picture was inspired partly by Rich's blog, and honors the title he picked for it.  I take a lot of pictures mainly for the way the light is in them.  But the early evening I took this one of the sky I was feeling taken out of myself and my usual life -  I would not be able to express it in words.   Rich's image after he was no longer present in the flesh was the one thing I could add.  We all know what he meant to so many people.


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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 08:23:10 pm »
I had posted this on facebook, one sad evening.  It's an old Appalachian folk song, "He's Gone Away".  

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG0Hc1GCy_I[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ph3iU2WlGg[/youtube]

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 08:28:02 pm »
This song was on my mind on the day Rich died. 

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB6a-iD6ZOY[/youtube]

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 09:03:14 pm »
Copying posts from the Greiving thread.




San Fran Rodeo.....where I first met Rich and Truman.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 09:03:56 pm »




My fave pic of me and Rich.....He was leaning on me, little did he know I had blown out my knee, and I was wearing a brace.  I was worried we were gonna topple over.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 09:05:02 pm »

It was at this moment that Rich learned there is NO privacy at Brokie meetings.



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Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: A Celebration of Rich: Tributes
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 09:05:53 pm »

Don Wroe cabin weekend.





Lynne, Rich, Truman, Paul and me.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!