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    Posted: February 05 2021 at 13:22
Some sad news spread through the Netherlands today. Golden Earring will stop because the founding guitarist George Kooymans is no longer able to perform due to ALS.


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That's very sad, another sh*tty disease.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2021 at 14:29
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

That's very sad, another sh*tty disease.......
I agree Jose. A friend's wife succumbed to it. A tragic disease.
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Shame, a great band, but give them credibility for stopping for such reasons.

Too many bands continue on where there is not even an original member, like Molly Hatchet, maybe someone in the the band previously for e.g. 2 weeks, or worse not even played for them at all, like Humble Pie and Blackfoot, where an original member assembled a bunch of musicians who sound nothing like the original band.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2021 at 06:52
Read the news last night... Sad news indeed. The statement from Cesar Zuiderwijk in the Dutch newspaper AD: "We're a group of friends who are irreplaceable. A new band member? It wouldn't fit. Let us foremost be happy with the fantastic 50 years that we have shared."

They've always been a solid quartet, and when you've seen them play live, you can completely understand the above quote, I think.
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Hi,

(not sure anyone from GE will ever read or see this ... but I can't help seeing what I see and pay some homage to something I have always loved and cared about.)

... (02/06/2021)

one day
a friend of mine
passed away
...
I walked around
the house ...
slowly ...
in a kind of daze ...
with nothing ...
nothing ...
in my mind ...
...
a sort of fog ...
as I ended up in the kitchen
looked through the glass door
to the yard ...
...
it looked gloomy ...
it was cloudy ...
the grass was wet ...
...
must have rained last night
...
and on the far end
of my yard
after a willow tree
...
there was a small pond
...
and in it
were some little birds
taking their baths 
and morning constitutions
...
...
I shed my last tear
slowly closed the door 
to not frighten my little friends
and went inside
... 
to make a cup 
of something or other.

These days
I'm not getting younger
and if there is 
something
anything
that bothers me
many times
...
is seeing some old friends
the ones that helped inspire you
fall away
pass away
and then slowly
disappear
...
and their work
for a time
is not appreciated
but some of it is always
remembered by a few fools
like me ...
are you receiving me?
when I am flying
some eight miles high
and we don't even think
of the seagull at all
...
we think it all meant 
some drug or other
...

In the end
the history of the work
by someone
will tell a story
that many of us
can't wrap our minds, bodies and soul
around at all ...
it is them we remember
...

I sat down
smelled my cup of tea
glad to be here I thought
but 
...
it's getting lonely 
outside
and here inside
... 
and while I can play the music
something is missing in it
...
and it's probably within me
...
but the joy and love
and care
that it gave me
at that time
is priceless
...
and one memory
that is just ... cool
and gives me a smile.

A toast, was once said by a painter
...
and this morning
this cup of tea
if for your spirit
and the great music
that I will remember to my last day
... my one and only way
of showing you
how much I heard
and cared
for something new
at the time
when folks did not want 
to hear it ... 
...
are you receiving me?
... YES ... I am and then some.
...
I can not say the same 
for many others ...
but for me, 
this is forever 
and I would not trade it for
a whole lot of anything else.

Best wishes from Pedro Sena 02/06/2021
... none of the hits, none of the time ... favoritism is not an artistic merit! www.pedrosena.com
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