Elegy for a Friend

A good friend of mine just died unexpectedly. I’ve known him longer than anyone I’m not related to; he was in my life far longer than he wasn’t. I can’t picture what it’s going to be like going forward,

He was a huge influence on me, probably more than I’ll ever realize. One of his influences, for which I’ll always be grateful, was music. He introduced me to so many good bands: Bauhaus, The Cure, Henry Rollins, Stan Ridgway, The Residents, Devo, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads. The list goes on. But the big one was the Ramones. They were his favourite, and they ended up being one of mine too.

So for Stuart, I’m sharing “Rockaway Beach,” written by Dee Dee Ramone, his favourite member of the band. Please give it a listen, and think about the people who helped you become who you are.

I also want to share this video that I saw a couple of weeks ago. It made me feel better, and hopefully it’ll help someone else feel better too.

Take care ♥

Aspasía S. Bissas

10 Replies to “Elegy for a Friend”

  1. Very sorry I read this late (lots of catching up to do!) and very sorry to read of your loss. Losing our loved ones and those we looked up to is never easy. 🕯

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  2. There is nothing that I can usefully say 😦 I will simply say that I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your friend and wish you and all those that loved him, strength and love at this horrible moment.

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