Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Remember, It Never Hurts To Help


Today, September 9th was the birthday of one of the nicest people I have ever met on the internet or anywhere else for that matter. A true friend of the blogger community, surf music addicts, and guitar fanciers, my friend Randy, or as most of you know him Eek! the Cat, lost his long battle with illness on July 10th. I only found this out last week by a friend who had checked in to Randy's Facebook page and saw the notice. I'm still a little stunned over this. Strange, you might say, for someone who had never met the man in person but Randy had a way of really touching you with his open and kind manner. I know he had the same impact on many others out there as he always tried to keep upbeat no matter how bad he felt. I visited his Facebook page myself last week and saw how much he meant to his wife, daughters, brothers and friends. I know I will always feel the loss.

He was a remarkable man, my friend Randy.

8 comments:

Brandonio! said...

Wow ! I can't believe this! Randy [Eek!] was a good friend to me as well.I don't really know what to say now that one of blogger buddies has passed away.Eek! was one of inspirations for blogging in the first place [along with you Trustar!]He will,and has been dearly missed.I just wish I got to meet the man in person.

RYP said...

Sad and tragic news!
with our mutual friend Randy I started the surf thing on my blog... He was a very good friend of mine, always friendly, and helpful. He invited me and my wife to Atlanta where he lived with his beloved wife Sharon. Unfortunately I never met him face to face...
I will always remember him with a smile, reverb, and some twang...

RYP

GSD said...

very sad news
I downloaded my first mp3 files
from eek the cat
when he pulls them on
the twilight zone blogspot
I remember when ask some files from him how willingly responded
and I remember the last post of his own blog the LOS TWANG MARVELS

I never meet him but
I think he was a good guy

Just8 said...

I only know him from his Eek the Cat blog, but he must have been a really great guy. It's sad he's no longer here. If there's a heaven, I imagine him hanging ten, strumming his guitar...

Brandonio! said...

I wish there actually was a heaven for us cool cats like Eek to rest our heads in,but sadly that's just a figure of our imagination. R.I.P. Eek!

elvismarineteam said...

I think it's the first Surf-blog i saw. And he had a great taste!!!

It's a strange thing that someone, you don't know personally, can teach you things you would maybe never discover.

That's why it feels sad that he's gone.
i wish his family all the best.

Fill said...

what the hell?? His dead? damn I can't belive. I know him only in blog community, he always delivered a great surf music, and I downloaded many music from his blog, I think he was a great man with perfect music taste. Geezz...

trey said...

Oh, no!