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.
What a gracious man of music he was!
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.
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
He was a wonderful man with an incredible voice. He is and will be missed.
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.
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.
Indeed, indeed. See you cats in Seattle next month.
My favorite band and they are coming to play in Tucson! It doesn't get any better than that!
Love the circular peak meter!
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.....
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!
Home grown death. Nice!
Thank you for writing about a Tucson band for once Tucson Weekly. There's lots of good musicians and bands in Tucson lets focus more on helping them. We can build a better Tucson music scene. Instead of writing about who's coming thru town next week maybe write about more local bands. Also indie and folk rock are good but, there are other styles of music.
Invaluable writing - For my two cents , if anyone wants a a form , my kids filled out a sample form here "http://pdf.ac/976OBE"
Linda Ronstadt is not dead! The TW staff has made more printing blunders this year alone then in the last 10 years. Copy editing and fact checking are a thing of the past.
Nice online catch, but the print version still says "the late, great Linda Ronstadt." Not cool!
Bob you ROCK!!! AEROSMITHS ROCKS!!! Love ya man!!!
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