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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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!

LEAVE ME ALONE -Great song by Freddy Moore. (I find it captures how I am feeling and he was soooooo GREAT!)

July 17, 2020
schyjer

Audio Archive | Press Archive | Photo Archive | Song Catalog | Discography | Biographies | Home Page | Order A CDVideo Archive Band Pages

to play the song:

  1.  go to demophonic.com
  2. song catalog
  3. at the top of the page see “alphabetical list”
  4. go to the L’s and you will find this song “Leave me Alone”
  5. Click on the little album icon and play the 3rd song

AUDIO
Audio: The Kats - At Blue Dolphin
LEAVE ME ALONE
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © April 1, 1979
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission

I’m so tired of sleeping
Got my head in a sling
I’m so tired of sleeping
I tried everything
I’m so sick of running
Got no room to breath
I’m so sick of running
But I’m too young to leave

Well I don’t need it
I Don’t Want It
I Didn’t Ask for your advice
I Don’t Need It
I Don’t Want It
So Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice
Just LEAVE ME ALONE

I’m fed up with trying
It don’t mean that much
I’m fed up with trying
To find a tender touch
I don’t care if I’m lying
In a world of shame
I don’t care if I’m lying
Don’t hold yourself to blame

Cuz I Don’t Need It
I Don’t Want It
I Didn’t Ask For Your Advice
I Don’t Need It
I Don’t Want It
Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice
Just LEAVE ME ALONE

Sacrifice is one thing
Sacrament’s Insane
It’s a sacrilegious sacrosanct
Cuz Abel murdered Cain
Abel murdered Cain
Abel murdered Cain
Abel murdered Cain

I Don’t Need It
I Don’t Want It
I Didn’t Ask For Your Advice
I Don’t Need It
I Don’t Want It
Don’t Make Me Tell You Twice
Just LEAVE ME ALONE
LEAVE ME ALONE
LEAVE ME ALONE

Leave me alone

Finally!

June 13, 2020
schyjer

I get to visit Rick!!!!! I have a scheduled visit and I can’t wait. The place where Rick is has no cases of Covid and they are testing regularly.

I realize that even though he isn’t the same Rick he is still my favorite person on this earth. I will take whatever time with him that I can get for as long as I can.

He is such a part of me. I wish that I could go see him everyday. I know that I only have him for a short time so I’m going to take any time that I can get.

Another new normal…It seems that we all have to keep adapting and just keep changing.

CHANGING
Music and Lyrics by
Demi Moore and Frederick George Moore
Copyright © October 15th, 1981
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission

Changing , yeah, yeah
Everybody keeps CHANGING uh-huh

If you blink an eye 
Seems the world just passes you by 
One day you’re mine 
The next day you don’t remember my name 

‘Cause I keep CHANGING, yeah, yeah 
Everybody keeps CHANGING uh-huh 

Needing your touch 
You know I’m begging for just enough 
If I plead to be 
I couldn’t see what you want me to see 

‘Cause I keep CHANGING, yeah, yeah 
I keep CHANGING, yeah, yeah 
I keep CHANGING 
I keep CHANGING 

Look me in the eye and say a prayer, goodbye now 
I’m not the one you thought I was, goodbye now 
‘Cause I’m CHANGING 
‘Cause I’m CHANGING 

I keep CHANGING, yeah, yeah 
Everybody keeps CHANGING uh-huh 
My chameleon 

I always thought you could stop my escape 
But the jungle grows 
And you can’t seem to follow my trail 

‘Cause I keep CHANGING, yeah, yeah
Everybody keeps CHANGING uh-huh
‘Cause I’m CHANGING, yeah, yeah
Everybody keeps CHANGING uh-huh
‘Cause I’m CHANGINGMy chameleon

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