It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

Hard times

April 23, 2020
schyjer

Hi Everyone,

These are tough times right now. We are all living in the twilight zone or outer limits. Someday we will get back to normal. I escape into work, talking with my amazing sisters and friends and I try not to be sad. My friend told me last night that I need to try and not be sad. I can’t.

This is so hard to lose Rick even though he’s still alive.

I watch TED talks on grief, I go for a walk, I avoid thinking about him and then on my way out for a walk I see this folding chair of ours that Rick wrote

FGM RES on and I lose it

Sorry to make you sad but IT IS!!!!

Renee

Excerpt from “It’s Not a Rumour” the upcoming memoir of Freddy Moore

April 9, 2020
schyjer

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Freddy Moore!

Madame Wong’s was probably the only tropically decorated Chinese restaurant playing live new-wave music that ever existed. Such an entrepreneur Madame Wong was, along with her husband George. She regularly lined up bands like The Knack, the Motels, the Textones, Plain English, the Bus Boys and Naughty Sweeties, but she seemed to like us best. She let us play whenever we wanted, and she’d knock other bands off the lineup if we became available. When Demi and I got married, Madame Wong demanded we have our wedding reception there. It’s the one venue we played in L.A. that felt most like home.

I’m not sure how Madame Wong found The Kats originally, but I know the way she usually picked groups to play at her restaurant. She’d listen to audition tapes in her car. In 1980 she told The Los Angeles Times, “When there’s a bad tape, I throw it out the window. One day I almost hit the Highway Patrol car that was right next to me.”

We were always real respectful to Madame Wong and packed her restaurant with nearly 400 people (capacity: 350). It’s a good thing, because you didn’t want to disappoint or mess with Madame Wong. She’d kick your ass or have her husband George do it. I heard she stopped the Ramones mid-set to make them clean up graffiti they’d written on the bathroom walls.

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Renee: ewwwwww

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practice..practice…practice

World we Live in

April 1, 2020
schyjer

WORLD WE LIVE IN
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © November 1981
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission


It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN

Boy and girl, easy come, easy go
Where it will lead, only time will tell
Gotta start living, gotta renew romantic
Gotta start giving, gotta live life frantic

Get Hip, start painting the town
Get Hip, the new breed is found

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive you
It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive the sin

Black and white, learn to love, learn to hate
Time to run, time to hide, no time to wait
Better be moving, better remove the rabid
Better stop losing, better get love, grab it

Get Hip, start painting the town
Get Hip, the new breed is found

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive you
For the things you did
And how you did them
And who you did them to

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN

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Its Just the World We Live In!

April 1, 2020
schyjer

WorldWeLiveInLogo

WORLD WE LIVE IN
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © November 1981
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission


It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN

Boy and girl, easy come, easy go
Where it will lead, only time will tell
Gotta start living, gotta renew romantic
Gotta start giving, gotta live life frantic

Get Hip, start painting the town
Get Hip, the new breed is found

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive you
It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive the sin

Black and white, learn to love, learn to hate
Time to run, time to hide, no time to wait
Better be moving, better remove the rabid
Better stop losing, better get love, grab it

Get Hip, start painting the town
Get Hip, the new breed is found

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN
That makes me forgive you
For the things you did
And how you did them
And who you did them to

It’s just The WORLD WE LIVE IN

Wasn’t my babe ahead of his time!!!!!!!

 

Thinking of you!

March 27, 2020
schyjer

Of course when Juliana sent me this picture of Rick, I started crying. I guess it’s all part of this crazy process and the times we are living in right now.

 

“Marlene my engagement assistant just showed him the picture and he responded: “wow that’s really good” with a big smile on his face” Juliana

 

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