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03-21-2014, 05:12 PM #31
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04-11-2014, 04:02 PM #32
Accidental Stoner Member
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So...news reached me yesterday,
that old Riki has passed away after
a long fight against cancer.

One of my oldest buddies, he was.
Never met a gentler, humbler, friendlier
or more helpful man in this town.
Always an unselfish asset to his friends.

Long time old school rock'n'roller and
progger, Riki was among the pioneer bass
players around here - saw him onstage first
time in 1976, with his (then) band
San Fairy Ann. I was 13, something.

His love for music never died, he was
working on his own ideas until the end.

He was one of the founding fathers of
the rock'n'roll that built the cultural identity
of our town. And it is strong. The amount
of talent surfacing in our nick of the backwoods
is simply astonishing.

Yup...the world I come from, got my roots
planted in, is swiftly disappearing.
I'm getting slightly spooked. 13.gif

Riki was what...57 years old?
The dying just won't stop.
Is that because I've reached 50, and the goodbyes
pile up naturally, or is there something f**kin' weird
(and wonderful) going on here, in these streets, among
these people I call my own?
How about a pause, a break, so that we could catch
our breath for a while and regroup?

Rest in Peace, old friend.
You take a piece of me with you to your grave.
And my connectedness to this place gets yet
another dent...

What next?

Oh well, come what may.
Nobody waiting for me.
Nobody expecting anything from me.
I don't owe anybody anything.
04-11-2014, 04:11 PM #33
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
hug.gif hug.gif

04-11-2014, 04:20 PM #34
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,917 Threads:1,505 Joined:Feb 2011
Rest in peace old friend. Riki was a truly nice guy sad2.gif

04-22-2014, 05:50 PM #35
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,211 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011
Old Riki's funeral this evening.


Think I'm gonna skip the Christian part
(his parents - may the gods grant them
solace and comfort somehow - want it
traditionally done, although the man himself
was not one bit into religion) and go straight
to the secular memorial gathering in an hour
or so.

I hope his soul has found peace beyond Tuonela.
Hey hey, my my - rock'n'roll can never die.

I'll never forget you, Brother.
04-22-2014, 05:57 PM #36
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,457 Threads:436 Joined:Jun 2012
What next? I would say enjoy your life to the fullest.

04-22-2014, 06:01 PM #37
Accidental Stoner Member
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04-22-2014, 07:46 PM #38
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:32,047 Threads:1,457 Joined:Feb 2011
Rikki don't lose that number... the fatty you rolled up that fell under the car seat chuckle.gif
He was a great guy, I really liked him and he will be missed.

04-22-2014, 09:29 PM #39
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:9,211 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011
A worthy farewell.
The end of a 30 years old friendship.


Riki always showed up out of nowhere,
when I least expected it,
just to see how I was doing.
Oftentimes with a nice surprise for me...

Yeah, I'm gonna miss him.

Can only hope for happier times ahead.
04-22-2014, 09:33 PM #40
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:32,047 Threads:1,457 Joined:Feb 2011
To happier times! cheers.gif




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