7.02.2011

Wedding Songs with the Druidess

Athena wanted to share this about Peter:


I wanted to share a story i have, but understand i never met Peter, i would have loved to. But when i was 14 yo, for Christmas 1993 i was given my first copy of Bloody Kisses (I have had to replace it 3 times :))
That started my love affair with Peter and Type O. Also thanks to Peter and Typo O, I was able to make it through high school without killing myself. I was able to drown out the world by blasting Type O.

In 2009, I met my husband, our first date had to be cut short because of the Type O concert he was attending that night, it was October 18.
Then, that fate full day in April when my dark prince, was called to play in Heaven. I was planning my wedding at the time and I then proceeded to change all of my wedding music to all of my favorite Type O songs. Be My Druidess played as my husband and I walked down the aisle after we were married.
Love you to Death played us into dinner and a whole host of other Type O songs played through out the afternoon. 

 Not a day goes by when at some point of my day I sit back and think of Peter, usually its because i am turning on the CD player.
I know its not a great story about meeting Peter, but its a lifetime of influence and love that he gave me. I want to thank you for the opportunity to get to know Peter the way his family knew him.

16 comments:

  1. Type O has seen me through some pretty dark patches, especially last year when I was coping with severe depression and the death of a very dear friend. There's a dark beauty to Peter's music. It helps me drown out the incidental noise of the world around me and has been the soundtrack to the last few novels I've written. I think you understand, Athena! Thank you for sharing. ;-)

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  2. It is very generous of them to share this way. With all of the craziness in his life, it is comforting to know he had a real warm loving foundation.

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  3. Thank you for posting this :) my wedding anniversary was just last weekend :)

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  4. The 14.4.2010 was our fictive wedding date for years. This date will always leave a bad taste in my mouth... :( Greetings from Germany! ♥

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  5. Some people have asked how to email the family: Either connect with Cathy Ratajczyk on FB or email the blog at: 4theloveofpetesteele gmail

    Have a great weekend ...

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  6. I think that's so neat Athena, that you had TON's music at your wedding. "Love You To Death" is a gorgeous song and perfect for a wedding! Peter's music has also been my chosen soundtrack, like Nerine above mentioned, and it seems each CD brings back different memories of where I was in my life when they made such an impact...and that continues to this day :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

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  7. Sorry but I don't think that I found the "right" Cathy on FB. :/ Maybe you can post the link to her FB-page? Thank you. :)

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  8. athena, that was a lovely story, thanks so much for sharing. I am sure your wedding was memorable. I wish you both joy and a bright future together.

    nerine, you said it perfectly.
    Peter's music has seen us all through so much. Good and bad. He will always have my eternal love, admiration and gratitude.
    thank you ladies.

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  9. it is so true , type o music has gotten me through many hard times, especially the death of my father in 1999.i have a 6 cd player in my truck and at least 3 tracks have type o in them always.when i have a bad day at work, i go into my truck at lunch and blast my type o. it makes everything and and everyone else go away.there is just something about the dark beauty of the music that gives me a kind of peace i cannot get any where else.thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love that we have Peters music in our life and that he can make our special times even better. Athena I wish you a happy marriage and hope you will love each other to death always. I am saving Creepy Green Light for my funeral.

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  11. I love this story because it shows what a profound influence he made in his fans lives. We needed him and he was always there. HE STILL IS!! That's the beauty of it. We can't see him, but we can ALWAYS HEAR HIM. He's not done helping people...there's always work for him to do!!! :)

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  12. You must have had a lovely wedding Athena, what perfect music to accompany your big day!
    All of these stories make me want to share a great quote.

    "Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning, for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men"...Quintus Ennius

    I sing his words every day! Although, I DO have great sadness and mourn greatly, I think he is remembered by so many people and these wonderful stories will keep his memory alive forever! Thank you!

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  13. Athena – thank you so much for this beautiful and touching story. It has brought tears to my eyes – great songs that you have chosen for your marriage & I can imagine that this ceremony was so special.I wish you and your husband all the best for your life together, may joy & love & a good dose of humor always be around you. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    All the best
    -Sabine-

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  14. Athena this is a wonderful story! PETER/TON has had a profound impact and helped so many of us through difficult times in our lives and good times as well. I think it was awesome that you changed your music and played peter's music at your ceremony in honor of peter. I wish you and your husband all the best as well as much love and happiness. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Cinnamon Girl was played at my wedding :)

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  16. Rosemarie from NY2:10 PM, July 09, 2011

    God you were so beautiful Peter. Perfection. WE miss you we really miss you. ANd yes when I get married I will play TON while I'm walking down that aisle myself.

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