RIP GATER

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Ranking Ted » 02 Nov 2008, 20:00

Very sad news. RIP Gater.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Bucolic Old Sir Henry » 02 Nov 2008, 20:09

Terrible, terrible, news. My age.

My sincere condolences to his family...

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby no one » 02 Nov 2008, 22:27

i was dreading seeing this....i was really hoping he would recover....

the man sent me 400 Tom Waits songs just cuz i expressed an interest... i thought that was the sweetest gesture, and it just choked me up to read his daughter saying that that's the kind of man he was and it made him happy to share music.... i'm even more touched now... and it seems his daughter is as beautiful a person as he was...

Rest peacefully, Gater...

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 03 Nov 2008, 11:47

Very upsetting news. I didn't know him very well but we'd helped each other out with a tune or three over the years and, after all that's what this place is all about.
I found a PM Gater wrote to me in 2003, thanking me for some Doors live bootlegs, and of course his signature still reads " I won't retire but I might retread".

Rest easy, mate. My thoughts are with Holly and those who loved you

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Sambient » 03 Nov 2008, 14:55

Actually, the signature that's on a post of his I just chanced across reads "hope I die before I get old"

:(

The post was from over a year ago, in the current pics of selves thread.
Here's our friend, as he was.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Doctor Jimmy » 03 Nov 2008, 15:00

Terrible news. Again
I admire Holly's strength and courage to send that message and I hope she and her family will find further strength to carry on.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Prez! » 03 Nov 2008, 15:17

Sambient wrote:Here's our friend, as he was.


I've just had to walk away from my pc for five minutes to sit & have a cry at seeing that picture.

Fuck me, this has been a dreadful year.....................................

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby brotherlouie » 03 Nov 2008, 18:19

Sambient wrote:Actually, the signature that's on a post of his I just chanced across reads "hope I die before I get old"

:(

The post was from over a year ago, in the current pics of selves thread.
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Thanks so much for digging this out. I had a look for it, but to no avail. I think that this is what Monet would have looked like at Giverny.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Mr Maps » 04 Nov 2008, 11:29

I've been super busy with school lately and have just seen this.

To sad, my condolences to the family.

R.I.P. my friend.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Phil T » 04 Nov 2008, 12:59

[quote="PrezzzzzFuck me, this has been a dreadful year.....................................[/quote]

Too bloody right...
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Short Bald Bloke » 04 Nov 2008, 13:46

I, too, have only just seen this having been away. Seemed like a true gent and is a big loss. Best wishes to his family.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Wolfman Raph » 07 Nov 2008, 11:48

goldwax wrote:That's a really touching picture of him. I didn't know what he looked like--it's a nice image to remember him by.


Yes, it's a nice image. I have two of him, on the sleeve of his Teenage Kicks CD. There was a young Gater, and a current Gater - but this color photograph is beautiful.

Here's the tracklsting of his Teenage Kicks CD - rather eclectic.

The year is 1971.

1. The Kinks - Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
2. Rod Stewart - Mandolin Wind
3. The Doors - The WASP
4. Humble Pie - Shine On
5. The Who - My Wife
6. Alice Cooper - The Ballad Of Dwight Fry
7. Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGhee
8. The Rolling Stones - Bitch
9. Nilsson - Coconut
10. Three Dog Night - Liar
11. Paul Simon - Me & Julio By The Schoolyard
12. Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Sambient » 07 Nov 2008, 12:30

It is an especially lovely picture for remembrance. Especially since his daughter shared the story of him giving flowers from his wife's garden to attendees of her funeral, it adds an extra level of both joy and heartache, because this is who this man was, right there.
We're lucky to have known him for the brief time we did. I hope that wherever the next stop is that he and his wife are together, because they were a terrific couple.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby yomptepi » 07 Nov 2008, 14:49

What I like about that picture is that it a quintessential photo of a blackcatboner. The Tee shirt, the shorts, the hair, and the flowers. He was one of us, and we seem to diminishing.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Tonto Papadopoulos » 07 Nov 2008, 18:41

Sambient wrote:It is an especially lovely picture for remembrance. Especially since his daughter shared the story of him giving flowers from his wife's garden to attendees of her funeral, it adds an extra level of both joy and heartache, because this is who this man was, right there.
We're lucky to have known him for the brief time we did. I hope that wherever the next stop is that he and his wife are together, because they were a terrific couple.


I've tried several times to think of something appropriate to say about that wonderful photograph but really Sam's post says all I that I feel a lot better than I ever could.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Nov 2008, 11:44

I can't add to anything already said, but just to add my condolences. Very sad news indeed. God Bless to all of the family.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Pete the Pick » 10 Nov 2008, 16:26

As usual these days, I'm late to this dreadful news.

All I can add are my condolences in such terrible circumstances.

RIP Gater, one of thr originals....
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Leviathan » 15 Nov 2008, 08:55

I haven't been around in a while so it's sad to come back to find this. Even sadder reading Holly's message, though it has been nice to see the camaraderie expressed by the BCBers who knew Rob. I would very much like to know the tracklisting of his CD so that perhaps I could compile and play it in his memory. If anyone could post this at some point I'm sure I would not be alone in my gratitude.

It's funny, Gater in his garden looks uncannily like Richard Brautigan and, judging by what I have read, I'm sure he would have enjoyed Brautigan's 'Revenge of the Lawn' which I shall now sample a couple of appropriate vignettes from in his honour.

RIP Gater, gone but not to be forgotten.

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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 15 Nov 2008, 18:10

Just so y'all know this.

I did send a e-mail to Holly conveying our sympathies and accepted her offer to send me a copy of said cd.
I haven't heard back from her as yet nor have I received a cd.
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Re: RIP GATER

Postby Slim » 16 Nov 2008, 08:31

Terrible news. I'm afraid that over the last few years I kind of lost contact with him although a few years ago we were in regular contact. I remember one year he sent me a pile of JU CD's to give out on his behalf and in return sent him back copies of everyone elses. I recall he was extremely pleased to have the chance to listen to the eclectic stuff he received.
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