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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Thank You to the Weekly and Dan Buckley for memorializing Mike Ronstadt. He was a Tucson treasure for many reasons. He was a true gentleman that always had time to listen to peoples stories. He cared deeply for everything around him. He had a way of stealing your heart with a song and then carrying the conversation into how to fix a river. I have known Michael since Junior High and kept our friendship all these years. I will miss him deeply.

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Posted by nutridawg on 08/23/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

So true about Michael. Just being next to him I felt grounded. How lucky I feel to have know him even though our time was split from high school till now. He changed me in many ways. The music continues.

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Posted by Andrea on 08/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

He always stayed humble as we adored him, his beautiful voice and his tender heart.

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Posted by Nancy Swickard on 08/20/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a beautiful tribute to Michael, Daniel. Thank you for sharing your experience of him with the world.
Evan

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Posted by Evan Mendelson on 08/19/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Wonderful job, Dan.

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Posted by doug on 08/18/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

Thank you for such a beautiful portrait of a beautiful man. I met Michael way back when we were both 14, his Sister Lindy was my next door neighbor in Topanga, she introduced us, and our friendship lasted a lifetime. Oh how beautiful Heavens music just became with the addition of Michaels chocolate voice and rich songs.
Adios my friend. May the Wind Lift You.

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Posted by Wendy Skolfield on 08/18/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a gracious man of music he was!

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Posted by Jo Wilkinson on 08/18/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

You've taken memorializing to a beautiful new level, Dan, in expressing the emotions of a community that has cherished Michael and so many Ronstadts over time. His family, my family, and so many others were long intertwined in the fabric of this town, and it hurts terribly when another thread snaps. The night last year that others and I thrilled at Michael's rich music in my back patio is a gift I'll always have.

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Posted by Dianne Bret Harte on 08/18/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

What a beautiful tribute to a man of such talent and who has passed his legacy to his amazing sons. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael and his family at common ground on the hill. What a privilege to have had that experience. He will be greatly missed but his rich legacy will live on in his family

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Posted by jeaneansongcomartin6@gmail.com on 08/18/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Adios, Compadre

He was a wonderful man with an incredible voice. He is and will be missed.

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Posted by UANAC on 08/18/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Almost Famous

Brian, what a great article, what a life lived.... Adam from Xotics fame. I'll never forget you visiting me in the hospital. I hope to hear the Gents again live some day.

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Posted by Adam on 08/05/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “What’s in Store: Chicago Music Store

In 1972 Joe Levkowitz sold me my first kingston amp for $30, I thought that was so awesome, decade after decade the Chicago store has always been there to help me and my bands, there managers are great and the Chicago store vibe has always been unique.

Posted by George Landa on 08/04/2016 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Groove Meter: Greyhounds

Indeed, indeed. See you cats in Seattle next month.

Posted by Richard Paddon on 07/28/2016 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Groove Meter: Greyhounds

My favorite band and they are coming to play in Tucson! It doesn't get any better than that!

Posted by Rylund Rippe on 07/28/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Groove Meter: Greyhounds

Love the circular peak meter!

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Posted by Katie Reff on 07/28/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records

A most wonderful time to have been in Tucson. The Talent and Creativity seemed to have exploded raining down and enriching the parched palette of the Pueblo Viejo. Reading the quote from Becky "Bebe" sparked a memory of her contagious soul filled laugh unlike no other. The contributions of Bloat and it's Artists may be unknown to many but for those who were graced with the enjoyment of their Art realize they received a special gift.....

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Posted by mboston on 07/24/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records

Fuck yes.

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Posted by nickc on 07/22/2016 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Good Bloat Days: Bloat Records

www.bloatrecords.com for albums, merchandise, tour dates and latest HELPFUL INFORMATION ...and if you want a WORKING POSITION..... inquire with www.thedepartmentofdescriptiveservices.com FIND OUT HOW!

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Posted by Bebe McPhereson on 07/21/2016 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Control Freak: Gatecreeper

Home grown death. Nice!

Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/14/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Shaman Sham: Myrrors

Cool article....

Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/29/2016 at 4:15 AM

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