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Author:  Ron L.
E-mail:  ron.lyons@charter.net
Date:  9/6/2004 12:05:28 PM
Subject:  Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it
Message:  To some this is old news but the Days Of Blue were truly magic. It wasn't until July of '99 I found songs.com and I think the board was white with blue letters for awhile.

The utter amazement and awe at Mickey's accessability was a time I will never forget. Having been in one of the most jaded businesses there is,it was a restoration of sorts. To be a small part of that means more than I could ever say. Keith Bowman was the first to answer my post along with Karen from Australia and Joe Z. Matthew Permar was another guy I wonder about. He ran a small newspaper on one of the islands off the coast of Georgia.

The second biggest thrill was Mamie and it was such a warm feeling when they would say "Good Morning" to each other, a half-continent away. It was and still is a wonderful group of people with entertainmant supplied by the Franklin Mint of Retorts to Larry-Larry. After reading Ernie in those days, I just thought he had been in the Arizona heat for too long.

No matter what time of night and early morning, you would find occasionally find Mick there. As time went on, you got an idea of how ill he was and it took about a year to realize how fulfilling is was to him as well as you.

I still say one of the most moving moments of "The Mickey Newbury Story" is how it all came togther at the exact time it was needed. Lifelong friendships have been formed off a bouncing sky and The Porch is the most unselfish group of people I've ever come across.

It's been said by many that laughter and tears are too very close emotions and The Blue Board really proved that with lost emails and phone numbers along with poignant lyrics sung to you in the middle of the night.

The imagination is a wonderful thing. Before I found out where people lived and what they did, I thought Jonmark was a long and lean cowboy from Montana. I thought Bob Rosemurgy was really the head of a record company with a huge staff and promotional budget.

The first time I talked to Mickey was on a Sunday in October of 1999 while staring out at another blue place, the Pacific. When later friendships were formed, I would say:

"Hey, Mickey Newbury talked to me for an hour!".

The answer was always: "Is That All?"

These are times that will never be forgotten and can only be replaced by wherever the ripples from Mickey's sea of love take you.


 The early day, LL, you asked for it by Dave  at 9/5/2004 7:05:50 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Bud at 9/5/2004 7:33:26 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Keith  at 9/5/2004 8:10:42 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Dave  at 9/5/2004 8:14:49 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by larry larry at 9/5/2004 8:18:29 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by larry larry at 9/5/2004 8:14:52 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Ernie at 9/5/2004 9:03:22 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Connie S  at 9/6/2004 4:23:36 AM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Ernie at 9/7/2004 4:57:11 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Doug at 9/5/2004 10:07:52 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by egbert at 9/6/2004 6:47:06 AM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Dogie at 9/6/2004 7:57:51 AM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by larry larry at 9/6/2004 6:57:45 AM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Ron L.  at 9/6/2004 12:05:28 PM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Roy at 9/7/2004 10:02:17 AM
 Re: The early day, LL, you asked for it by Phil at 9/7/2004 12:08:11 PM