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My Trip to Musonia and the Memorial
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Author:  dogfall [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:57 pm ]
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I met some very nice folks from RR.TK I had a blast talking to all of you!! it's always cool to meet people in person. I did mis out on meeting some of you I think the name tag thing did not get off the ground until the end of the day.

I finally met Dee and went to Musonia, we arrived on the 17th and called them kind of late in the evening, but she had me come over anyway after her last lesson. I spoke with her for a few minutes and told her who I was and where I was from. She directed me to sit in this chair where she had given her last lesson of the day and asked me if I had any questions about Randy.

I said yes I do! I have one.. Did Randy like or have a passion for the Blues? She looked at me and said oh yes he loved the blues! in fact I would go to his shows when he was in Quiet Riot and yell out "Randy its time to play the blues" She said that she had told Randy that during the show you must always pull out the blues to get people started.. to get them up and dancing.

I was directed to the other rooms in the school and I left very soon so that she could get some rest! to say the least my visit to musonia was very brief and I think she enjoyed the only question I had for her.

Also there were 3 of Randy's students @ the memorial Brent Woods, Steve Van Meter “the famous bass lesson" and Janet Robin
She had taken lessons from Randy from age 10 to 15. http://www.myspace.com/janetrobinmusic I spent most of the day with these people.

I had the same question for all of them. They told me that the first thing Randy would teach you was the blues. They all said that Randy would say if you can't play the blues you cant play at all! After reading so many places that Randy did not care for this style of music I found out that this and many other things are incorrect. As I transformed from a metal guitarist to a Blues Man the info made my trip complete.

Steve Van Meter got in the car with me Greg and Chelsea and played all of his lessons from day one to the famous bass lesson. The reason this came about was because he refused to be taught lessons by Rudy at the time because he wanted to take from Randy. You can even hear a conversation on the CD with Randy and Steve where Randy is telling him he should take from Rudy... Things exist we know nothing about.

Randy's students would tape the lessons; many of the lessons will be unveiled on the film. Steve is sending me a CD sometime this week.

I spent some time with Lori Hollen @ an undisclosed location for our Interviews on the 18th that night was 25 years since I had witnessed his last show. Lori at heart is the purist Randy fan I have ever met. She allowed me into her past with so many stories and pictures from her collection. We became good friends I enjoyed meeting her and some of Randy's close friends.

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Author:  Matt [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Trip to Musonia and the Memorial

dogfall wrote:

I had the same question for all of them. They told me that the first thing Randy would teach you was the blues. They all said that Randy would say if you can't play the blues you cant play at all! After reading so many places that Randy did not care for this style of music I found out that this and many other things are incorrect. As I went from a metal guitarist to a Blues Man the info made my trip complete.

Steve


Very, very interesting

Cheers

Matt

Author:  ironface166 [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:22 pm ]
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Very cool info Dogfall. Thanks for sharing the experiences! :D

Author:  chasmcneal [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:24 pm ]
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Cool story!

Thanks for sharing!

Author:  cableguyxx [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:14 pm ]
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Also there were 3 of Randy's students @ the memorial Brent Woods, Steve Van Meter “the famous bass lesson" and Janet Robin
Actually, there were at least 4. Frank from this site ( and ultimate rhoads) was there as well :wink:

Lori is a very sweet person, and I'm glad I was also able to meet her at previous memorials. When you get to meet Randy's friends and family personally, you really understand better what type of person he was as well 8)

Thanks for the story, and everything else you've contributed.

Author:  CliffDimeRandy [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:31 pm ]
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thank you very much for sharing

Author:  Geo Sav [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:16 pm ]
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That was awsome man.Thank You.

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:27 pm ]
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thank you :D very much

Author:  zennman [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:55 pm ]
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Sorry to bring this up, but.... (I can't help myself)... Janet Robin is spelling Randy's name wrong on her MySpace page....

Author:  dogfall [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:39 am ]
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Thats it shes out of the club! come on man.... :roll:

Author:  dogfall [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:44 am ]
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cableguyxx wrote:
Actually, there were at least 4. Frank from this site ( and ultimate rhoads) was there as well :wink:

Lori is a very sweet person, and I'm glad I was also able to meet her at previous memorials. When you get to meet Randy's friends and family personally, you really understand better what type of person he was as well 8)



Actully, there were 5 counting Peter Margolis I Stand corrected! sorry I wish I could have met them. Yes Lori is a very nice person we all talked alot the 18th and 19th it was great!
Steve

Author:  frank [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:41 am ]
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awesome shots! you got some poignant photos of the family. consider a career in photo-journalism.

Author:  ironface166 [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:41 am ]
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AWESOME pictures update man! Thanks!! :D

Author:  dogfall [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:08 am ]
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Thanks!

It is great to see a smile on the faces of all the family members.

I think this memorial really made them feel good with everything that was going on! especially Dee and at the end of the day that is all that matters. :)

Author:  rrguitar [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:57 am ]
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GREAT pics dude.. here is a link to many more pics

http://jfindley.smugmug.com/gallery/2604956#137550001

Author:  Mod [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:00 am ]
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Great shots thanks! :D

Author:  Flying High [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:54 am ]
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cool pix!! :D 8)

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Randy's students would tape the lessons; many of the lessons will be unveiled on the film. Steve is sending me a CD sometime this week.

unheard lessons? Can't wait to hear them when you get the CD! Thanks dogfall! 8) *yay*

Author:  chi-town [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:03 am ]
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umm..ahh..steve...whos white Jackson guitar are you holding??

Author:  God Bless Randy [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:36 am ]
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Steve,

Thank you for posting the pictures! I am grateful. I wrote a note to Randy and put it beneath a card. The Rhoads were passing around my note. My eyes widened and I couldn't believe it...but I'd ran out of pictures by that time. And I was kicking myself all the way to Weed. Ugh, why didn't I buy another camera.

You posted the picture of the card! Thank you. You are a lifesaver.

It was great being at the 25th memorial. Seeing you all. I wish I'd known about the nametag thing earlier (a big thank you to Frank for telling me). I was new and a bit shy at first (hanging out there by the memorial). Maybe next year we can post ahead of time: nametags are available.

Anyway, you guys were great! :D

Ps. Great question: Did Randy like or have a passion for the blues?

Author:  dogfall [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:59 am ]
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chi-town wrote:
umm..ahh..steve...whos white Jackson guitar are you holding??


Well..it's not mine and I wish it was I really can't say.
it belongs to a friend.

Author:  cort [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:29 am ]
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Dogfall,
Thanks..Since my plans to attend were cut these pics help easy the pain..THANKS for posting..Cort

Author:  chi-town [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:43 am ]
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dogfall wrote:
chi-town wrote:
umm..ahh..steve...whos white Jackson guitar are you holding??


Well..it's not mine and I wish it was I really can't say.
it belongs to a friend.


umm...ahhh...Steve, whos cream Les Paul is that in the background?....hmmmmm??? :wink:

Author:  chi-town [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:00 am ]
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ok, im on the case...Steve here has a nightime visit to Musonia..then goes to an "undisclosed location" then, wearing the same clothes as the Musonia visit, is spotted holding the best damn replica of Randy Rhoads original White Jackson ive ever seen...hmmm..same hand lettered logo...faded brass knobs....plot thickens.. :wink:

Author:  Forevernight [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:43 am ]
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Hey i noticed the faded brass knobs too.. I'ts either the original or a damn good copy. Remember the black tape over the top of it? The angle isnt enough to see it. The plot thickens ever more! Ahh cant be the original!

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:35 pm ]
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randys had a dark multicolored inlay block at the fifth fret also :D

Author:  Alex [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:44 pm ]
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xx123456

Author:  danno [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:55 pm ]
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You can see Jodi is having a hard time in a couple of those pictures. I can't imagine what memories must have been brought up. :(

Randy's nieces are nice looking ladies. The older one is married I believe but you young single guys ought to be scrambling to get a date with his younger niece. :D Love all the polka dots the ladies are wearing.

Author:  dogfall [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:04 pm ]
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lol thats whats so great about this board ! never a dull moment.

No thats not The original but as close as you will ever get.
If that was Randy's guitar i would have passed out lol but the person it belongs to was so kind to let me hold and play it and it was awsome.

Not Zak's

8)

Author:  kevinkyle46542 [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:20 pm ]
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dogfall wrote:
lol thats whats so great about this board ! never a dull moment.

No thats not The original but as close as you will ever get..after Randy passed on the Mike Shannon built 7 guitars this is one of them 1982 #5

If that was Randy's guitar i would have passed out lol but the person it belongs to was so kind to let me hold and play it and it was awsome.

Not Zak's

8)



bet you were at rudy sarzo's house :idea:

Author:  AngelStrings [ Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:11 pm ]
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dstout wrote:
You can see Jodi is having a hard time in a couple of those pictures. I can't imagine what memories must have been brought up. :(



Amazingly, they all held it totally together till the end. When they started reading the letters and cards, that's when the hammer fell. While Jodi was being interviewed, I got chills hearing her say 'about the call' and didn't see her actually cry at any point there. In fact, at times she needed rescued by some of the guy fans who wanted to just have their own one on one conversation with her. I believe when I left, Jodi was still there (after 5:00). Delores stated that was the first time she had attended one and honestly, I think it did her heart great and oddly enough, she signed Randy's photos right on his heart. If it wasn't already said, Kelle gave out Rolling Stone covers of Randy for the family to sign. It was a nice gesture, but sorry guys...only limited to one and there was nothing else commemorative to snag for our fellow friends who were unable to be there.


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