RIP GATER

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Nikki Gradual » 31 Oct 2008, 09:22

This is the list Gater sent me for the BCB plate in April 2007. Apart from a few PMs and CD swaps, I reckon it is as deep a view into his soul as I ever got so I will be playing it in his honour this weekend, even the Bruce Springsteen. RIP.

Lonely Bull-Herb Alpert & The T. Brass
Sad Lisa-Cat Stevens
Youngstown -Bruce Springsteen
Looking For A Leader-Neil Young
Soul Kitchen-Patti Smith
The Sea Refuses No River-Pete Townshend
Star Star-The Rolling Stones
Cocaine Blues-Johnny Cash
Pop Singer-John Mellencamp
Tom Waits-Just The Right Bullets
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby funky_nomad » 31 Oct 2008, 09:24

Sad, sad news.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Snowdog » 31 Oct 2008, 10:02

Sorry to hear this terribly sad news.

I didn't have much contact with Gater over the years but things we did share were significant.

Thanks for everything, Holly & Robert, you rest in peace, mate.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby dgs » 31 Oct 2008, 10:05

Sorry to hear this news.

RIP
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Velvis » 31 Oct 2008, 11:49

I met him at a Philly Jolly-Up in 2004, when I also met regulars Sambient, T. Berry, and Ray K. He was a great guy. Laid back and seemingly easy to get to know. I always assumed we'd get to spend more time together. I'll always remember singing "Carmelita" with him at the open-air luncheon we had.

RIP, Bob. You'll be missed.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby C » 31 Oct 2008, 12:12

Very very sad

Terrible news.

Condolences to his family and friends

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Write Profile » 31 Oct 2008, 13:06

I've only just logged in and seen this news.

Speechless. I really enjoyed his presence on the board too, such a friendly poster.

My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

RIP Gater :-(
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Driver » 31 Oct 2008, 13:15

Sad news.
Condolences to Holly & the rest of his family.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Spenny » 31 Oct 2008, 13:20

I didn't notice this thread whilst all that other nonsense was going on. Puts it all into perspective.

I wasn't familiar with Gater, but i'm not going to let that stop me from sending my condolences and regards to his family.

Cancer is an evil thing, i watched my own father go through a very similar experience only a couple of years ago.

R.I.P Gater.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Spec » 31 Oct 2008, 13:41

Very sorry to hear this.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Jock » 31 Oct 2008, 14:07

I've just noticed this.
What very sad news. I felt sure he'd be back on board. RIP ol' pal.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby T. Berry Shuffle » 31 Oct 2008, 14:33

What truly terrible news. My love and profound sadness goes out to his family. Gater was a real benefit to us here. I'm very saddened by his passing.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Guy E » 31 Oct 2008, 15:06

How tragic to lose both parents in one year, both in their mid-50's. I can't imagine it. I wish Holly strength and patience in these trying days.

Rest In Peace Gater. Your enthusiasm and good humor will be missed by those who loved you and all your friends here at BCB.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Uncle Spellbinder » 31 Oct 2008, 16:30

I'm truly at a loss for words. RIP, Gater.

:(


My thoughts and prayers are with you, Holly.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Geezee » 31 Oct 2008, 16:59

:( I wish you peace and comfort.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Neil Jung » 31 Oct 2008, 17:08

I'm saddened by this terrible news.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby pang5 » 31 Oct 2008, 18:11

My thoughts are with his family and friends. May they find some peace of mind in memories of a man who, from all I've read, was truly a good person.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby frimleygreener » 31 Oct 2008, 18:15

holly...no words can suffice...but wrap yourself in your dad's cloak...and be proud.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby glammorgan55 » 31 Oct 2008, 20:23

Dreadful news. He came across as a very decent and likeable chap. RIP.