It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

Better times

October 31, 2020
schyjer

Rick and I at my cousins anniversary party years ago. I don’t remember how many years but it was prior to March 2016 which was the year Rick had the brain bleed. He was wearing his stage outfit and his eyes were clear and not vacant like now. He was still Rick and not Alzheimers Rick. He hadn’t morphed into what he is now which is heart wrenching and sad. He would hate himself now and I know him, he would.

I hate Alzheimer’s for ravaging his beautiful brain.

Seeing him in this picture makes me remember what he used to be like; strong, smart, witty and loving.

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.

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