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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Frank Decent on Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 am

I am glad this page exists and that it is so easily accessible within the forum. It's a great thing, not only because it's a wonderful tribute to a seriously cool man, but it can act as a powerful message. Everyone knows this life is short, but read this thread and really understand it. Let John's legacy be the thing that finally kicks your ass outta bed to do those things you put off. Read these pages and then go kick the shit out of your fear and indecision. Let a real man show you how to love your life.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby John W. on Thu May 17, 2012 11:45 am

I'm listening to the record on Bandcamp right now. I'm only on the second song and feel completely transported - this is something amazing - awesome in the true sense of the word. I've been following John's story since the beginning, always in complete awe. His dogged determination and creative motivation amidst all he was going through leaves me wide-eyed, mouth open, and immensely grateful - grateful for his gift of pure hope.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby vish on Fri May 18, 2012 9:35 am

This is sad and amazing. Thanks for sharing this. Listening to The Strain now.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby steve on Fri May 18, 2012 1:56 pm

Not sad. I know what you mean but the one thing it is not is sad. There wasn't a sad moment in the whole enterprise.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby givemenoughrope on Fri May 18, 2012 4:05 pm

There have been a few people in my life I've lost to cancer. Two of them are now passed on but I think about them quite a bit and how they lived and died. The other wasn't as courageous and has actually left a much bigger and emptier ugly whole in my life than I would have thought possible. Reading John's story really illustrates the difference between the two for me and I'm truly grateful to him for that.

John Grabski, you are/were one courageous dude! Thank You!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby vish on Fri May 18, 2012 6:59 pm

I see your point. It's definitely inspiring. Encouraging even that we might be capable of carrying ourselves in such a way.

If it's difficult (or "sad"), it's for the loss of such a strong, admirable person.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby lemur68 on Fri May 18, 2012 7:05 pm

givemenoughrope wrote:There have been a few people in my life I've lost to cancer. Two of them are now passed on but I think about them quite a bit and how they lived and died. The other wasn't as courageous


This probably isn't the thread to be getting into such a discussion, but how exactly does one un-courageously deal with having cancer?
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby HOUSTON_M on Sun May 20, 2012 5:36 am

lemur68 wrote:
givemenoughrope wrote:There have been a few people in my life I've lost to cancer. Two of them are now passed on but I think about them quite a bit and how they lived and died. The other wasn't as courageous


This probably isn't the thread to be getting into such a discussion, but how exactly does one un-courageously deal with having cancer?


One doesn't know for sure until one has it, I'd say. The colleagues and neighbours I've known have dealt with cancer in an admirable way. They all died though.

The memorial page is very impressive.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby tmidgett on Sun May 20, 2012 2:32 pm

HOUSTON_M wrote:
lemur68 wrote:
givemenoughrope wrote:There have been a few people in my life I've lost to cancer. Two of them are now passed on but I think about them quite a bit and how they lived and died. The other wasn't as courageous


This probably isn't the thread to be getting into such a discussion, but how exactly does one un-courageously deal with having cancer?


One doesn't know for sure until one has it, I'd say. The colleagues and neighbours I've known have dealt with cancer in an admirable way. They all died though.


If you go down railing against your nurses and ungrateful family, and equivocating about your life, that's dealing with it in a cowardly fashion.

It's a kind of privilege to see someone die well. A lot of strong people die weakly. It's dying, after all. And watching a weak person die is especially unpleasant.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Rémy on Sun May 20, 2012 2:49 pm

I wasn't aware of that story and was aking myself what was the PRF.
A very moving writtings from Steve. I didn't know John but I guess his story gonna help me to deal with life in general speaking. Very very moving.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Verge of Light on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:08 pm

gnangle wrote:i could only hope to be half as brave when my time comes.


Very well put Greg. Sorry for your loss. I hope I have good people like you and your wife around me when I go.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby subprime on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:58 pm

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Grabski raffle guitar.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby rappard on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:52 pm

I thought I saw a link somewhere (here? Facebook?) for donations to his family, but can't recall. Can someone post it here or PM me? Thanks!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby steve on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:26 pm

I'd like to add links to any evidence (photos, recording, video) of Miscreant Seeds performing The Strain from the BBQ if anybody has them, post the links here and I'll add them.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby subprime on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:49 pm

We need pics of the winner with the grabski!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby 154 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:38 pm

steve wrote:I'd like to add links to any evidence (photos, recording, video) of Miscreant Seeds performing The Strain from the BBQ if anybody has them, post the links here and I'll add them.


Jim and Matt E are working hard editing and mixing down close camera footage and multitrack recordings from the entire 2 days, in addition to M.S. I'm looking forward to seeing/hearing those myself, as Ben's guitar was quiet in the room.

This one has already made the FB rounds. It was taken by my g/f, who I doubt cares to be credited:

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p.s. Jodi took a group photo, hopefully she'll post it here.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Jodi S. on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:51 pm

154 wrote:p.s. Jodi took a group photo, hopefully she'll post it here.


Indeed I did. Keep in mind it was late, I had just turned old, and, um, well. OK HERE'S THE GODDAMNED PICTURE.

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby jeff_fox on Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:53 pm

Jodi S. wrote:
154 wrote:p.s. Jodi took a group photo, hopefully she'll post it here.


Indeed I did. Keep in mind it was late, I had just turned old, and, um, well. OK HERE'S THE GODDAMNED PICTURE.

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby corleoni on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:46 pm

Thanks for posting this and for publishing the page. It's been a great inspiration over the past few days
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby corleoni on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:54 pm

- inspiring not only in terms of dealing with shit, but in terms of creativity, ideas and projects... Approaching them with the life and vigor that gave birth to them... Reinvesting that original spark back into them... Very cool...

Thanks Steve and contributors and John Grabski for living with courage
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