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 Post subject: RIP Ronnie Montrose
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:01 am 
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Not sure if this is the right spot to post this in, but here's a blog I threw together for my radio station, upon heariing of Ronnie's death over at Y&T.

http://www.cj104.com/blog/tim//blogentr ... D=10355415

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ronnie Montrose
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Just heard the news. How sad.

R.I.P. Ronnie.

Another legend, gone. :(

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ronnie Montrose
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Just as good a place as any... because without Ronnie, there probably wouldn't have been a Van Halen. Or at least, not one that sounded like that. :?



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 Post subject: Shaking head sadly...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:30 am 
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I certainly didn't know Ronnie, and honestly outside of the first two albums am not all that aware of his work. But I feel a similar sense of loss as I did when we found out about Brad Delp. It reminds me of an interview that Andrew from www.melodicrock.com did with REO's Kevin Cronin after Brad died.

Absolutely. Well speaking of live performances you've obviously received a blow with the unfortunate death of Brad Delp.
I'm just still not right with that man, I gotta tell you. You know, Boston played their first live gig opening for us in St Louis so I've know them from the very beginning. Both bands were on Epic records so we used to cross paths with them all the time over the years. Brad was just, well I related to Brad because kind of had the same attitude about being in a band and about playing music as we do. None of us really have that ego, you know, any of that Rock Star stuff going on. We just like to play music and Brad was the same way. Just a good guy, down to earth and just a likeable person and man I was as shocked as anyone when I heard what happened.

It just doesn't make sense to me and it's definitely kind of made take another look at things because I would have never guessed in my wildest dreams that that would ever have happened with Brad. It just kinda goes to show that you've really got to pay attention to the people around you.
If you see anybody's behavior change, and I'm not saying that Brad did. I hadn't seen him in a couple years but you just never know what's going on inside of a person and it really pays to pay close attention to the people that are closest to you. Like I say, you would have never known from the outside that that would have happened to Brad and sure enough, look what happened.


The part that gets me is the line about seeing someone's behaviour change. Words of wisdom.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ronnie Montrose
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:06 am 
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Ronnie Montrose
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:55 am 
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I just came across the news that Ronnie's death was actually a suicide. :cry:

For some reason, I missed your post, Tim. That's friggin' horrible news... He was such a talented guy. :?

A couple of years ago, Shireen sent me one of his more recent CDs ("Bearings") and a pick as a birthday present. She had been to his show and even had him autograph both both items for me. She said that she had seen him a couple of times, and that he was always very gracious and friendly. I thought it was a very special and thoughtful b-day gift when I received it (almost 3 years ago to the day, I think)... but it's even more precious to me now.

It's just a shame that he was unable to come to grips with his depression and his illness. It's a terrible thing when the world loses someone so talented.


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~ Michael Hutchens (RIP)


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
~ Rob Halford


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