A Special Thanks to Caleb Rezurex
A Big TY to Jason Z:
I just wanted to reach out and thank you all sincerely for putting together and maintaining this blog.
I have always had very discerning musical taste, and there are few artists I had ever connected with on a consistent musical (let alone lyrical, or emotional level), Peter was one of the very few artists who's music has continued to resonate with me beyond my teenage years and into my 30's. He is one of the fewer even that I had felt I would have really loved to have had a personal or musical relationship with. Though we shook hands in Chicago briefly after a concert in 1999, mine was but one of several dozen lined up outside as he stopped graciously on his way to the tour bus.
Peter's death affected me in a way I thought I had become numb to. I recall being devastated at the age of 12 when Kurt Cobain left this world. Not since his passing have I been affected by the loss someone that I didn't know personally. Plenty of bands write "personal" or "emotionally" based music, but it's trite. Peter was someone I looked up to and respected as man, and so I suppose the vulnerability and emotion expressed coming from someone whom I held in such high merit allowed me to connect with what he was saying at such a personal level (not to mention his carefully calculated ability to compose music that was "hard-as-nails" metal, with the harmonic pop sensibilities that made bands like the Beatles timeless - all without ever sounding commercial, trying to hard, or copied - I think it is accurate to say that Peter's work was in a genre of it's own).
You putting this blog together and sharing these intimate stories with the world REALLY is larger than life. I am so grateful that you've decided to open your hearts with the world and connect with the fans. What a wonderful surprise. It really feels like you've chosen to open up directly to the fans and invite everyone to celebrate Peter's life with you, and I just wanted you to know that it really has touched me.
It's Freakin Saturday so TURN IT UP LOUD ...