Friday, May 21, 2010

R.I.P Andy Marshall

Andy and Gus circa 2006 I think?

I just wanna take a minute to remember a really great person. Andy Marshall was one of the most positive, creative, interesting people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He passed away in the loving arms of his family last night, after about a year of battling brain cancer. Andy and I met years ago working at a pizza joint and had been friends ever since, not to say we were super tight, but we always had a great time whenever we got a chance to hang out. Andy was super into music, and really supportive of the Fist Fam, he came to most of our shows whenever we played in town. Obviously he had great taste, I remember him putting me up on The Sonics way before I heard anyone talking Garage Rock revival. He knew how to have a hell of a good time too, always with a smile on his face. I never heard the dude say a negative thing about anyone, ever. He also had the most amazing imagination and random train of thought, endlessly using words I'd never even heard of, describing his insanely brilliant ideas. I really wish I had gotten a chance to see him before he passed. The good ones go first for sure, and Andy was a rare breed. My heart goes out to all his family and loved ones, this is some hard shit to have to go through. I made a little song in his honor today. I wanted to make something that sounded as happy and full of life as I remember him, but it came out a little dark... I don't know, I guess that was the vibe I was feelin' today. Anyhow, this one's for you Andy, I made it extra weird, just the way I thought you would like it. We'll miss you down here, bro.

1 comment:

  1. Alex that is very cool and I think Andy would haved (or maybe does?) loved it. Thank you so much.
    (A's mum)