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Did you ever have one of those times where you run across something from someone you haven't spoken to in a long time, and you make leaps from one memory to another, from one person to another, and end up somewhere you haven't even thought about in a LONG, LONG time?

I have been sorting through all sorts of old things on my computers, to try to clean things up. I ran across an email from Matt Sisk, someone I haven't talked to in YEARS. Probably since 1996 or 97 when I last visited Houston. Matt was one of a group of four or so people that I hung out with on occasion in Huntsville in the late 80's to early 90's - Matt, Mark Brockman (I know where he is and what he's up to), Chris Ganoe (don't know what he is up to now), and Gary Dezenberg. I hadn't heard anything about Gary in a long time, so I did a Google search. I only found one match (other than the photos I have online) and it's from last year. Evidently, he's still playing bass and played some event out at UAH. In the same article, it led saying something about long-time local legendary drummer, Mike Kilpatrick. Wow. There's a name I haven't thought of since somewhere around...age 18! Actually, when I turned 18, it was at Mike's house in Auburn. I can remember drinking WAY too much really cheap stuff...I think it was Boone's Farm! and ending up face down in the grass. His band played, much fun was had by all, and it was soon filed away in my memory somewhere to not be accessed until many years later.

Since I've been on a 'things that make me smile' kick lately, I'll share a happy memory of my Grissom buds, Mark, Chris and Gary (Matt had already left Huntsville at this point, I believe). I came home from Auburn one weekend, and got 'kidnapped' by the group. We roadtripped up into TN for some secret destination. We ended up at some ampitheater for a Doobie Brother's concert. The music was great, and I can remember laughing uncontrollably after the concert as we rolled down the hillside over and over again.

Dang, I'll have to email Matt and find out how he's been now that he's inadvertently led me down memory lane.


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Jul. 18th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
I believe that Gary was working for his dad's law firm, but I could be mistaken... he came in to the Chef's Table, and seems very sedate compared to his former self... heh...

I see Mike around all the time... he's still a rock star.
Jul. 18th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Despite his tough and crazy exterior, he always was a thoughful person and very intelligent. It doesn't surprise me that he would have gone that route.

As for Mike, I didn't know him that closely, just same group of friends, and I couldn't EVER see him moving away from the music. Rock star forever *laugh*

If you ever do see Gary again around, be sure to tell him I said hello!!!!
Mar. 29th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
btw... Mike was diagnosed with some rather rough medical conditions... possibly terminal. Not sure what's going on with him right now... but he's got a lot of support from the people in this community.
Mar. 29th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh no!!! I will keep him in my thoughts and hope they find that it isn't terminal, or at least that he is comfortable if it is.
Mar. 29th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Holy Crap! Wes!
Neither my dad nor I are lawyers. That would have to be my older brothers (losers...ha). I've been working in the computer indy forever...tooo long!
I am excited for you re getting married. It is nothing like dating (I knew this when there was a shotgun at my head! Kidding). No, I married one of my best friends that I've known for 23 years! She is awesome.
Trish had some great words about me and I really appreciate that. I have even more fonder words for the both of you.

Oh, btw. Mike has always been a rock star (and a great chief).
Mar. 29th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Wes?
Hey there, buddy!

I guess I just sortov assumed it was your dad's office that I drove by every day... heh... and I thought you mentioned to me at the Chef's Table you were working for him... so I put two and two together in a way that makes no sense... heh...

It's good to hear from ya... wedding stuff is going well, and my fiance is first rate. Maybe after it's all over I can actually interact with other people again...heh...
Mar. 29th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Wes?
I'll second that. Your fiance is the greatest, and I can't think of a better person for you. :)
Mar. 29th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hey Trish!!!
Wow, That was a great time rolling down that embankment at the Doobie’s concert. That’s one of those memories that reside in the back of the mind and pop out when least expected. I remember Chris rolling through a couple's set up. Taking out their picnic basket?
Not sure how I got here on your journal but am glad I did.
Matt is doing well. Talked to him just a couple of weeks ago (that last time was several years ago!). Try www.mojotoad.com.
I know it has been a long time, but I’ll try to keep in touch a bit more. Being married and trying to move is time consuming!
Mar. 29th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoa!
Well, hopefully, you'll check again, because you didn't leave an email address :) You can mail me: trish at vew dot net

I had forgotten about Matt's web site. I'll have to check it out and shoot him off some more email.

I have talked to Mark lately, on MySpace. Do you ever hear from Chris?

So...married? Any kids? Where are you moving to?

WONDERFUL to hear from you, Gary! :)
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