RIP GATER

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby souphound » 31 Oct 2008, 20:23

What sad sad news.

Our loss
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby toomanypillowz » 31 Oct 2008, 20:27

What a sweet message from his daughter. How sad. I never corresponded with Gater; my condolences to you all who were good friends with him.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Prez! » 31 Oct 2008, 20:39

Just come back from a few days away to read this.
Truly sad news.
All my love and best wishes to the family, especially Holly, a very brave young lady.
You are in my thoughts.
RIP big fella.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Nov 2008, 03:34

I always enjoyed his posts. Just six years older than me.

Never met the guy, but I'm taking this a bit personally.

And I don't take much personally.

I feel sorry for his daughter. She's lost a mom and a dad in a year, essentially.

He was the first guy to "sloop" me in the mix club and I don't hold it against him at all.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Leg of lamb » 01 Nov 2008, 04:08

Awful. I'm struggling to imagine how much of a trial this past year must have been for you, Holly.

I knew very little about Gater but it's clear as day that he was a total gent. Go well.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Nov 2008, 10:03

Just recovered a pm from my 'outbox' - unopened, sent last October:

Diamond Dog wrote:Subject: October Mix Club

Gater 07 wrote:1. brilleaux
2. John_K
3. Automatic_Drip
4. Diamond Dog
5. sloopjohnc
6. Oscar
7. DWD
8. Moleskin
9. Petulant Clarksville
10. Molony
11. Ray K.
12. Jock
13. Magilla
14. Beno
15. Bleep
16. CAG
17. Happiness Stan
18. The Fish
19. jabba4
20 Gater


Mick,

Hope all is well. The absence of your review for this is causing a few 'issues'. Myself, I just hope you're okay mate?

Pete


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I knew Gater as Mick - it threw me when we had a thread and everyone was referring to him as "Rob"?
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Nov 2008, 14:42

Diamond Dog wrote:Just recovered a pm from my 'outbox' - unopened, sent last October:

Diamond Dog wrote:Subject: October Mix Club

Gater 07 wrote:1. brilleaux
2. John_K
3. Automatic_Drip
4. Diamond Dog
5. sloopjohnc
6. Oscar
7. DWD
8. Moleskin
9. Petulant Clarksville
10. Molony
11. Ray K.
12. Jock
13. Magilla
14. Beno
15. Bleep
16. CAG
17. Happiness Stan
18. The Fish
19. jabba4
20 Gater


Mick,

Hope all is well. The absence of your review for this is causing a few 'issues'. Myself, I just hope you're okay mate?

Pete


:cry:

I knew Gater as Mick - it threw me when we had a thread and everyone was referring to him as "Rob"?


I've been trying to find the mix on my computer that I sent him that never got reviewed. I didn't think it was THAT bad to not get reviewed.

I have it around somewhere and I'll try posting it in the mix club somewhere.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby The Modernist » 01 Nov 2008, 14:48

Just seen this, Holly's letter to Yves really is heartbreaking. Terrible and shocking news. My deepest condolences.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby harvey k-tel » 01 Nov 2008, 15:43

Just back from my short vacation. What sad news.

Gater was always happy to share music with people and I'm gonna miss him.

RIP.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby meetthesonics » 01 Nov 2008, 16:28

Hadn't checked in for a few days and this was the first post I see. At a loss for words over such sad news.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby kath » 01 Nov 2008, 17:11

i send my condolences and prayers for peace to his family.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 01 Nov 2008, 17:42

I haven't been around here for over a week, so this is very very sad news to come back to.

I didn't really have much interaction with Gater, but he was obviously very well loved on here by those who did.

My condolences and thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Six String » 01 Nov 2008, 17:44

I've got to find me a toy gator to take to the Day of the Dead party today so I can offer it to the Ofrenda in homage.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Butch Manly » 01 Nov 2008, 18:17

I'm finding it impossible to find words here.

Rest in peace, Gater. My deepest sympathies to your family.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Wolfman Raph » 01 Nov 2008, 23:24

I've just read the terrible news. I admire Holly's courage and i deeply thank her for having written to Yves.

I had never met Rob, but we swapped CDs at least twice... it may sound too "light" to say it now, but his Teenage Kicks CD is one of those comps I still regularly listen to - not to mention his year-by-year project that I used for my own project 100 Discs For a Century.

I write this just not to weep.

RIP, good guy.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 02 Nov 2008, 03:44

What sad news.

My thoughts are with Holly.
It is so unfair for a young person to lose both her parents in such a short time.

RIP Gater
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby straw mimsy » 02 Nov 2008, 11:56

I didn't know him obviously...I suppose the best I can think is that never knowing when our time will come- the best we can hope for is to have made a lasting impression so that you are remembered and your loss is felt. Seems obvious that his life was impactful, and its right that we should mourn his passing, but also know that it was a life well spent and he can rest peacefully with that knowledge.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Teabag » 02 Nov 2008, 13:21

Many thanks to Holly for taking the time to write to Yves and to Yves for sharing. It must have been so hard for her but maybe tempered by the fact she knew her Dad valued this place so much.

It has been a difficult year. Gotta hate 08.

You are stardust now, Rob. Shine on.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 02 Nov 2008, 18:07

a special contributer to this community. it will be a poorer place without his generosity and enthusiasm.

heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

RIP and God bless.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby beenieman » 02 Nov 2008, 18:14

One of the good guys.

Thanks for letting us know hollie and our sympathies are with you and your family.

Your father loved his music and was very generous. We exchanged many discs.

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