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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

10.08.07: Milwaukee: The Rave

Some have commented that my blogs have been rather short lately, which is obviously true, and that is because I haven't had much to say. That is not a bad or negative thing. I've just been thinking of other things, like family.

Overall, this show went well despite the falling of instruments. The Rhodes fell over, Darren's drum kept falling over, etc. It was a technical challenge, but we had fun. I hope to come back and have twice as many people. It will make it sound and look better. Thanks to all that did take the time to come out.

Cambiando de tema, and a sad note at that, my tío Carlos passed away recently; hence, my preoccupation with family. He was my uncle that owned a record store in Nuevo Laredo, México. Because of him, I gained access to a lot of great albums that really shaped me as a musician, e.g., Tino Contreras' How to Play the Drums, B-52's, The Doors, etc. I still have all these wonderful things, and I can't help to not think about him when I play them. He was a wonderful, funny man that will truly be missed. I wish I could go to pay my respects in person, but unfortunately, I can't. So, I'll use this forum.

Tío, may you rest in peace. Thank you for giving so much to me. You will be missed.

Below are some old photos of my family, courtesy of my tía Doris:

My mom is in the middle with the fresh, black hat.



Anonymous said...

I"m sorry to hear about your loss. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and your family.

God Bless.

Melanie said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your uncle. I remember reading about the record shop in the past. He must have been a very special person indeed. I lost two uncles this year. One I was closer to.

It's always hard when you can't be there in person.

But he will live on in your writing and most certainly your heart.

I will say a prayer for your family.

God's blessings,

P.S. Your mom is really pretty.

Bertman316 said...

Isn't it strange when this starts to happen? Carina and I each lost both of our parents a few years ago. Hey - the Peace that passes understanding. That's what we need at these times.
God bless, stay well....

Anonymous said...

Hey, Roy. I'm sorry that you lost your uncle. I hope you get to be with your family again soon, it's a good medicine for the heart. :)

I will keep you and your familia in my prayers.

Sleep well, my friend.

P.S. I liked your pictures. Your mother has a lovely smile.

Martyne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers :)

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