kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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I just heard that jerseyray passed away this evening. In a time when we've been talking about collaborations -- he was someone generous with his musical gift. I once asked him why he played the accordian and he answered "I realized that it's often difficult to be the hottest guitar player in a room, but it's pretty easy to be the hottest accordian player in the room." He worked with Nicki Jaine for years and really helped define her new sound as she began to mature as an artist.

I'm left thinking that I didn't talk to him enough, didn't send an email or make a phone call to see what was going on when I could and let too many days slip through thinking that we'd just run into one another soon enough and it wouldn't require any extra effort on my part. I'd like to suggest that tonight everybody think about someone you should call and call them.




I'll let Ray say goodby himself in this 2005 New Years Eve video he an Nicki and I made. You should watch it, it seems appropriate.




*** Edit ***

Devoted Satellite writes:

Ray wrote me this when I was feeling down. That's just who he was.

You can listen to it here
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