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#21 Lucas

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

.. I remember back in the mid 90s going to an open mike night where my friend was performing .. It was a haul all the way down to just outside Newark, Delaware, but I wanted to show some support for my friend and his band ...

It was definitely not my cup of tea - god bless my friend Geoff, but he was in a band that, much like the others that night, were trying so hard to be alt / avant-garde and quirky ..

After Geoff's band played, he asked if I'd want to play something ... Now, I was not prepared and my first reaction was to get in my car and start the long drive back to NJ ....

He's like "oh, c'mon, why not ??"  ... and I really didn't have an answer to "why not ?"

So I borrowed his acoustic guitar, and in between his band and a couple of poetry readers, I did my best version of "I'll Meet You Halfway" ....

It was great fun, and Geoff was smiling ear to ear when I handed back his guitar ..

that was great, what the hell was it ??

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:44 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 22 November 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 11:56 AM, said:

I remember another detail about him making the rounds back then, but it doesn't seem appropriate to grace an obit thread with that bit of personal info.  :unsure:

Says he died awaiting a liver transplant.  Seems to me that I read a long time back he had a drinking problem.
Several DUIs in his later years. So it appears the liver problem may have been self induced. He said he was suffering early onset dementia as well.

The Partridge Family started when he was only 20, so that early success might have messed with his head, a la Justin Beiber.

RIP.
I was going to post earlier that he was to the early seventies what Justin is, or was, now.  And I just read about his having been diagnosed with dementia earlier this year.  Scares me this dementia.  What are we doing that is causing it?  Honestly, I would rather go now than die that way.

Poor guy sounded a mess.  I hope he finally found peace.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

View Postgoose, on 22 November 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 11:57 AM, said:

By the way, now I've got that song "I Think I Love You" going through my head over and over.
Try this one instead...



Now that's metal!  :haz:
Racy lyrics for the P Family show, don't you think?

Quite the guitar riff though.  I see what you mean.  :7up:

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

View PostLorraine, on 22 November 2017 - 01:44 PM, said:

Scares me this dementia.  What are we doing that is causing it?  

A few of the causes of dementia are preventable.  Vitamin deficiencies, smoking, high blood pressure, alcohol & other drug abuse, untreated syphillis, not contracting Lyme disease, etc.  In short, we gotta take care of our brains just like we take care of our bodies. Keep the good, healthy blood flowing.

Edited by Principled Man, 22 November 2017 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:54 PM

In case anyone would like to watch it, here's his documentary.  I wasn't looking for it.  It just came up as "recommended for me."  Google doesn't miss a trick.




No matter how old you are, your smile seems to remain the same:  https://youtu.be/JlVjcuWDRj8

Edited by Lorraine, 22 November 2017 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

I definitely can see Lorraine as a rabid David Cassidy fanatic in the 70's.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 22 November 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

I definitely can see Lorraine as a rabid David Cassidy fanatic in the 70's.

I was too old and into other ... stuff.  :)

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:54 PM

RIP :rose:




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