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Date Posted: 15:23:50 06/02/04 Wed
Author: SeanX
Subject: Re: I wish we'd still be chillin' with Ray G
In reply to: Cindy 's message, "Re: I wish we could still be chillin' with Ray Gillen" on 22:29:08 04/29/04 Thu

>Me either. I loved Winter's Call, too. I would go so
>far as to say that it should have been nominated for a
>Grammy, the performance was so great.
>I just bout a tape that has a couple of videos.
>I know they made a video for Wineter's Call, Dreams in
>the Dark, and the Last Time. I actually like that
>song, too. But it makes me sad, not being solely
>because of Ray's passing, although that's sad, too.
>But listen to the melody. It has a very melancoly
>sound before he gets to the chorus. It's almost
>pleading. It's a beautifully deliver vocal line,
>probably his prettiest since Seasons.
>Also, question for anyone who wants to answer. I get
>the impression Ray was the youngest. I dunno why.
>I know he has a sister, and I know of his
>brother-in-law. But that's all I know. Anybody wanna
>add anything there?
>Did Ray ever marry?
>To answer your question and also to reiterate what
>Blue said about not wanting to disrespect Ray, I think
>he like many others knew they had AIDS, but that maybe
>he either didn't know the full extent of harm it could
>do or he didn't think it would overcome him. Being so
>young and vibrant he maybe thought he could beat it.
>Also, it's painful to think about things that hurt us/
>Not acknowledging it does make it go away, actually,
>to some degree in our minds.
>I'm not sure what "denial" really means in his case.
>He denied it certainly. But I can't say for sure if he
>knew he was sick or thought of himself as dying just
>because young people just don't. We all think we're
>invinsible. And sometimes we are.
Great Man,great spirit,nice disposition,one helluva Voice
Winters call,last time,whiskey Dust,Show Me....Just phenom!
"whiskey dust" was the Inspiration for my bands name...!
I do those tunes as close orig as possible....Ray can't be topped! I do them as tribute....

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