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John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:20 pm
by steve
Hey, we've put up a John Grabski Memorial page, with permission from his family. It's here, but I'd like to add to it. Suggestions for what to add to the page, specifically links to other pages or memorials. I don't want it to be a clutter, but if there are other things to add, post them here.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:51 pm
by Sabol
What an amazing read

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:13 pm
by lebkuchen
I like that picture of John: http://www.mpnnow.com/canandaigua/x2487 ... wins?img=2

A drum and a hat and sunglasses. Awesome!

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:45 pm
by Luzwei
As I person who is extremely scared of death, I had a hard time reading this really deep piece. I'll probably have a bad dream tonight.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:12 pm
by Ptommydski
This was a wonderful and moving read. Thanks for posting it.

We miss you John.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:57 pm
by Bill Swansea
Ptommydski wrote:This was a wonderful and moving read. Thanks for posting it.

I wrote a couple of things about Teeth on my website. They seem sort of silly in the face of such a terrific tribute but I'll link them in this thread for posterity -

Review: Teeth - The Strain
Remembering John Grabski III 1978-2012

We miss you John.

Tommy, I'm sure you mean well (in fact I know you do), and I don't want this page to turn into some deep heated discussion about the topic, but this comes off as a bit disrespectful to me, y'know?

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:14 pm
by Boombats
I don't get this comment ^^^ by Bill Swansea, but I was moved by Steve's essay.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:16 pm
by Luzwei
Boombats wrote:I was moved by Steve's essay.


yes, sir!

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:19 pm
by tmidgett
Bill Swansea wrote:
Ptommydski wrote:This was a wonderful and moving read. Thanks for posting it.

I wrote a couple of things about Teeth on my website. They seem sort of silly in the face of such a terrific tribute but I'll link them in this thread for posterity -

Review: Teeth - The Strain
Remembering John Grabski III 1978-2012

We miss you John.

Tommy, I'm sure you mean well (in fact I know you do), and I don't want this page to turn into some deep heated discussion about the topic, but this comes off as a bit disrespectful to me, y'know?


There's nothing disrespectful about it....It's just adding to the discussion. Let's drop it.

There's something good about seeing someone go down with his eyes open. I know exactly what Steve means when he says John helped show him how to do it. I feel the same way about a couple of other people I knew. They were scared sometimes, and it hurt, but they didn't let it eat them up. They just rode the shit out as part of life.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:20 pm
by Eugenius
Luzwei wrote:
Boombats wrote:I was moved by Steve's essay.


yes, sir!


+1

Thank you, Steve! You made me stop for 10 minutes and read and think. The thoughts you (and John) provoked will last far beyond those 10 minutes.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:21 pm
by Ptommydski
Bill Swansea wrote:Tommy, I'm sure you mean well (in fact I know you do), and I don't want this page to turn into some deep heated discussion about the topic, but this comes off as a bit disrespectful to me, y'know?

I'll happily remove it if you like. Maybe I've misunderstood the purpose of the thread but I thought this bit was asking for people to post their tributes -

steve wrote:Suggestions for what to add to the page, specifically links to other pages or memorials.


I definitely don't want it added to that page, I think it's absolutely perfect as it is and agree that it should be kept as clutter free as possible. However, it seems innocent enough in this thread, if it's to be used as a memorial.

I'm legitimately sorry if I offended anybody by misinterpreting the initial post.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:23 pm
by Boombats
tmidgett wrote:There's something good about seeing someone go down with his eyes open.

Hell yeah, this is a phrase for the ages.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:25 pm
by Bill Swansea
Ptommydski wrote:
Bill Swansea wrote:Tommy, I'm sure you mean well (in fact I know you do), and I don't want this page to turn into some deep heated discussion about the topic, but this comes off as a bit disrespectful to me, y'know?

I'll happily remove it if you like. Maybe I've misunderstood the purpose of the thread but I thought this bit was asking for people to post their tributes -

steve wrote:Suggestions for what to add to the page, specifically links to other pages or memorials.


I definitely don't want it added to that page, I think it's absolutely perfect as it is and agree that it should be kept as clutter free as possible. However, it seems innocent enough in this thread, if it's to be used as a memorial.

I'm legitimately sorry if I offended anybody by misinterpreting the initial post.


I thought he meant the page he'd posted when he mentioned suggestions for links other tributes and stuff. Yeah I may have misread that one, my bad.

Nevermind!

(Both tributes are a great read btw.)

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:30 pm
by Ptommydski

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 pm
by The Canadian
That was a beautiful tribute, Steve.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:10 pm
by andyman
Sincerely moving and elegantly expressed. Thanks.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:13 pm
by Carl
The conclusion of Steve's essay is why I never failed to smile when reading John's updates. The fact that we have The Strain -- and that it is so good -- is important. It is less important than knowing John kept at it when his time was short. Even if he finished the second album, there would have been a third, or fourth, or some related project not yet complete, because that is how John was wired. I hope the same will be said of me when I am gone.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:33 pm
by MrMattDiehl
Steve, that eulogy was fucking incredible. If you want to link to this, go for it:

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/swarm/rip- ... ower-rock/

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:40 pm
by Bambouche
A very touching tribute. I enjoyed reading it and thinking about John. Though I didn't know him I find his life an inspiration.



One small correction: in paragraph eight, I believe "John hand met online" was intended to read "John had met online".

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:18 am
by Cranius
Thanks, I enjoyed reading this remembrance of John's life and his intention 'to live his life as though he was not dying', something that isn't always possible at the best of times. It was the first tribute I've ever read that left me hungry.