It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

The love of my life has Alzheimer’s Disease

February 20, 2019
schyjer

Hi my name is Renee.
I am not sure how to tell you this catastrophic story but my goal is to share everything I have learned so that we can help each other get through this or find some help and or support. Do you know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease? Do you have any ideas and suggestions that you would like to share? Please write me rschyjer@gmail.com with any comments, questions, ideas, and stories.
I married the love of my life. He was brilliant, a genius in fact, handsome, and so loving and giving, the sweetest person you could ever meet. He was an amazing songwriter, musician and singer. We would have conversation until the early hours of the morning and being together was heavenly.

After 35 years of loving each other and marriage, we got the horrible news that Rick had Alzheimer’s disease at age 60. But 60? It is such a young age 60. Men even have kids at 60, my dad did. People don’t retire until 65. Getting this news was the saddest day of my life.

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I love Rick’s songs

October 22, 2020
schyjer

Press play to listen

what is your favorite part of this song?

mine: “bad boys scream and shout!”

CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © October, 1981
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission

You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
No matter what you may try
You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
Bad boys never die
They just fade away

Up and down the city
From South Street to the outer limit
Urban girls are pretty
Bad boys gotta gotta gota get down
Across the countryside
Pretty girls are giving bad boys hard times

But you CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
No matter what you may try
You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
Bad boys never die
They just fade away

Bad girls get crazy
Good girls sit and pout
Old boys get lazy
And sit another out
Big Boys put on gloves
And punch each other out
Good boys fall in love
bad boys scream and shout

You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
No matter what you may try
You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
Bad boys never die

You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
No matter what you may try
You CAN’T KEEP A BAD BOY DOWN
Bad boys never die
They just fade away

“Boy” master tape

October 10, 2020
schyjer

Hello All,

Ed Stassium, the engineer for the “Boy” record and one of Freddy’s (Rick’s) associates and friends, sent me the master tape for “Boy” from 12/01/1981. The songs listed are:

  1. Show a Little Emotion
  2. Too Good to be True
  3. Can’t Keep a Bad Boy Down
  4. Show a Little Emotion (Acoustic Guitar)

Everyone affiliated with Rick (Freddy) has been so kind sending their best and asking about him and some have even sent me memorabilia. I am truly lucky to know you ALL as was he.

I am going to convert this audio tape to digital and will share once I have it.

thank you.

Renee

Show a Little Emotion

September 25, 2020
schyjer

Show A Little Emotion

SHOW A LITTLE EMOTION
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © 1981
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission

If you start to cry I’m gonna say goodbye
And if say goodbye you’re gonna cry
Over and over and over
It happens every time

SHOW A LITTLE EMOTION they say
But every time I do I gotta pay
Some sorta fine
And that doesn’t seem to ease my mind

If I feel the urge you don’t wanna know
And if I let it show you let it go
Over and over and over
I wanna hide in a hole

SHOW A LITTLE EMOTION they say
But every time I do I gotta pay
Some sorta fine
And that doesn’t seem to ease my mind

Rip it up, tear it out, let it fall about
You gotta cause a scene
Shake it up, pull it out, let it fall about
You gotta let them know what you mean

when I hear this song I can’t help but hit “the cymbals” when they crash.

so much fun! all you fans know what I mean.

Interview with Mike Stark

September 6, 2020
schyjer

Hey Renee!

I interviewed Freddy a couple of time in relatively recent years.  First with my friend Che Zuro, who introduced me to Freddy and secondly on my own a couple years after that.  Both interviews included live performances and both interviews are a really fun listen.

I noticed on your “blog” that recently you were cherishing the memorabilia and thought that you might find some comfort in these interviews.  At some point I plan to re-edit them both into one “tribute”, but I did want you to have them in their original state as a keepsake.

You can download them and do with them as you please.  If you want to include them on your website you may do so.  Anything you want to do with them.

Here is the dropbox link to download them: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ia61km3qsr62848/freddy%20moore.mp3?dl=0

Also attached are some pictures from one of the interviews. Please let me know if you have any issues accessing the audio files on dropbox.

Please know that I treasured the little time I did spend with Freddy.  I’ve done a lot of interviews over the years and will always cherish the shows I did with him.

I cannot even imagine the trials of your life at this time, but know that my thoughts are with you and Freddy.

Mike Stark

click the download to listen to the interview. it’s quite long. includes music and interview.

thank you Mike Stark!

Renee

Memorabilia

August 18, 2020
schyjer

It seems that I am living without Rick these days and it’s so strange.

I just distract myself all the time by listening to books on Audible, watching a series on Netflix, talking on the phone and getting sucked into other peoples problems and lives. It helps me avoid my sadness.

I have heard from people involved in publishing the book “Its Not a Rumour” that it will happen sometime around June 2021. This is good news and I hope that things will come to fruition.

My latest obsession like Rick used to have of finding rare things and collecting them, is finding Kats and Nu Kats memorabilia.

here are my latest acquisitions:

I would love to buy a black Kats button, so if anyone has one they would like to sell, I’m in!

Love that Freddy Moore, my Rick, Ricky and Skogie!

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