It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

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

Need to publish “Its Not a Rumour”

May 26, 2020
schyjer

Hello All,

I have been trying to get Rick’s book published for some time now. It’s just not going anywhere. I know that his life story is a great one but I can’t seem to get any publishers interested. We have an agent and she’s been trying but no luck.

anyone who knows someone in the publishing arena or any of Rick’s fans from Skogie, The Kats or The Nu Kats have any connections would be great.

I would appreciate any ideas that you have. I tried the self-publishing route but they wanted us to change all the names of real people, famous or not and even though we have permission from 90% of the people mentioned in the book, they wanted us to take that part of the story out and that would ruin it. I guess our book isn’t cookie-cutter enough for self-publishing.

I just think that looking back on the good times, those nostalgic happy times would be good for us right now, right? Rick’s childhood was incredibly interesting, falling through the ice of a frozen lake, righteous riding, which is holding onto the fastest car you can find while wearing rainboots on the ice and crashing into a snowbank. His infamous marriage, our love story and Alzheimer’s robbing all of us of such a gifted songwriter, lyricist and cool person makes for a great book! I know, I’m prejudiced cuz I love the guy so much.

anyone who has any ideas, please email me at rschyjer@gmail.com.

I just want something to happen already. We have edited the book several times and obtained permissions from most of the people mentioned in it. I have invested years into this, a substantial amount of  money, paid LA Writers Group editors to edit it. we have almost 100 color pictures and flyers and posters and song lyrics at the end of each chapter.

thanks all, and take care.

ReneeAcoustic Highball

“Old Fred Sings a Song”

May 21, 2020
schyjer

Rick always had this horrible feeling that he would end up homeless or alone. He wrote this song back in 1969 about old Fred. I think that he was projecting what could happen to him when he got old. He would tell throughout the years that he didn’t want to end up that way. Well he didn’t. Even though he got sick, he and I had a great relationship for 36 years and he is well cared for where he is now. They all love him and take good care of him (he tested negative for Covid19). He isn’t alone either. He’s a chick magnet. Too bad the chicks are in their 70’s. We FaceTime once a week and he touches the screen of the Ipad that they hold to try and touch my face. I can’t wait until they let me in to see him again. Working a lot during this quarantine, listening to books on Audible, and watching everything on Netflix, Amazon and Disney Plus helps to distract me from being sad.

If you want to listen to the Audio of Old Fred Sings A Song:

1. go to demophonic.com (Rick’s music publishing website)

2. on the left side of the screen click song catalog

3.  then at the top organize the songs in alphabetical order (because there are so many)

4. scroll down to “O” and find the song.

stay safe and healthy everyone.

OLD FRED SINGS A SONG (110 bpm)
Music by Frederick George Moore
Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
                     and Jerry Wilfong
Copyright © July 24, 1969
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission
 

In the blue skies of my mind
In the green fields I left behind me
In my own
time

Well now I’m in the fac-to-ry uh huh
Well I’m in the big ci-ty alright
Well I work my fingers to the bone
Tryin’ to make rent for my home
I’m pushing brooms on floors all day
But why? I don’t know – why did I leave my home?
I don’t know what good it does to roam about
Searching when nothing’s to be
found

Well today I roamed the old high-ways uh huh
Tomorrow maybe I’ll sail a-waves ooh hoo
Well I guess it doesn’t matter where I’ll be
That grave’s gonna be in front of me
I’ve got no money for a stone
Oh god I’m alone – in a city’s ghetto grime
I don’t know that I can ever find my home
Searching for what’s been left be-hind

(Original:  A deserted desert sky
Where will I die? )

I guess it doesn't matter where I'll be that grave's gonna be in front of me

“California here I come”

May 1, 2020
schyjer

CALIFORNIA HERE I COME
Music and Lyrics by Frederick George Moore
Copyright © 1977
Demophonic Music Publishing BMI
Used with permission

Rick wrote this song on the way from Minnesota to California. The Kats version of this song is a million times better but he was so good here and he was happy and it makes me sad because I miss him but happy to see how good he was doing a few years ago, well maybe 5 or 6 years ago.

here’s a little video of California

 

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

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