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I keep listening to 'This Is The Last Time' by Keane (alongside Woodface) and it's pushing me on bit by bit. Still full of thoughts of all those people close to Paul, but now moving on from continuously focussing on the horribleness of everything, and instead remembering a smiling face peering between cymbals in 'Farewell To The World'. We'll all get there, folks.
I'm new here, this is my first post but it won't be my last, I only wish I hadn't found out about this board in such tragic circumstances.

I'm in the never had a chance to even see Paul play live crowd, I was too young, being only 12 when Paul left the band, but his music has been such a part of my life.

I finally give up, after three days of trying to compose something eloquent or substantial to say, I'm just going to post what I feel.

I found out, through my sister on Monday that Paul had died, although at that stage the media either weren't reporting a cause of death or stating natural causes, I was crushed, the first album I brought, with my own money was Recurring Dream, although I'd been into the band for sometime prior to that and had frequently gotten into trouble off my dad who is really possessive of his CD collection for borrowing Woodface and Temple Of Low Men, I always loved Paul, even when I was really young I liked him most in the video clips because he was always the one goofing around and smiling, I thought he was really cute.

When the media finally started to report that it was suicide, I was stunned, I couldn't believe it or more correctly didn't want to, that night I put my iPod on and played all my Crowded House stuff over and over again, because even though I had been watching Musicmax all day it wasn't really settling in that he was gone because well he was on my TV screen and I decided it would be easier to grip if I couldn't physically see him on the TV playing, well it worked, Don't Dream It's Over came on and I lost it, ever since I've been feeling a need to listen to a lot of Crowded House, just to deal with it a little.

Something that really is suprising me although thoughts of his family are never far from my mind I'm crying more for his pain than his family, last time some I knew pretty much only through association (saw once every couple of years, didn't really know) committed suicude I felt only anger towards them and the crying I did was for this guy's wife and his kids, this time is so different, all I can think of is how desperate Paul must have felt all I can hope for is that he is in a better place, free of his demons.

R.I.P Paul.
So many of you have expressed so eloquently the feelings I can't put into logical words. It's so comforting to read all these messages and know we are not alone in our grief and disappointment or in our understanding of each other. To know that we are all one huge extended family stretched around the globe, all in support of each other and the musicians we hold so dear... it's a wonderful feeling.

I hope that those closest to Paul can read some of these posts and feel the love all around the world hovering around them, giving them support, and sharing their grief. Paul meant a lot to us, too.

In these moments, we are all one.
I didn't hear the news until Monday night, a friend told me in the pub - with the Bank Holiday I hadn't listened to the radio or even read a paper.

Totally surreal, I had enjoyed a couple of pints before I heard.

We sank a few more in Paul's memory. People who didn't even know who Paul was raised their glasses, he was spoken of with such fondness, such appreciation, such love.

Tuesday morning his death was mentioned on local radio - they played a snippet of DDIO - that's when it really hit.

For the past 12 years since I got into CH, Paul Hester has been one of my heroes.

I haven't even attempted to listen to a Enz/CH/Finn track since Monday.

Just hours before I found out about Paul, I had a friend over for dinner.
Everyone Is Here and Try Whistling This happened to be two of the CDs in the changer and he said how much he liked them. I offered to lend him some CH stuff and told him about a crazy drummer called Paul.

My other half went out yesterday and bought me another copy of EIH with the DVD. I don't even want to watch it at the moment.

I have had Italian Plastic in my head all week though Smiler

Paul - You pick me up at night,
I don't feel pathetic....

Thinking of you always, every time I hear you from now on, it'll feel so different.

God bless mate, still can't quite believe it, take care of yourself.
Hi everyone

I�m also a first poster, and although I�m a fan club member, I only really discovered this wonderful forum after I heard the tragic news about Paul�s death on the radio Monday morning. Many of you share the same feelings as I do so I won�t repeat that all. It is indeed hard to explain to any non-frenz what feelings this loss brings up to me, but reading these pages A-Z brought a lot of comfort and I do feel normal again here amongst frenz. Thank you for that.

I have seen my favourite band Crowded House three times, two of them with Hessie. First in July 1992 at the Werchter Festival, where I discovered that CH not only had great songs but they were also funny and entertaining live, with the drummer playing a leading role in that. I still have a small photo out of a magazine of the human pyramid they did with Paul on top (which I would post here if I knew how to get a picture on the net).

That tasted for more, so on 30th November 1993 they were in �De Brielpoort� in Deinze, Belgium, and I had tickets. That afternoon, snow unexpectedly came all over Belgium and the roads were blocked, which meant that my friend and I had to go by train. Unfortunately, it meant that we could only see 45 minutes of CH or we would miss our last train back. As we tried to find our way to the exit, Neil wished everyone a Happy Christmas, and immediately Paul�s reply came: �Happy Christmas? Piss off Neil!� and then we heard the beginning of Locked Out. For a long time after that, every time my friend and I talked about CH the gig came up, she would say �Happy Christmas� with me replying �P*** off Neil!� and both of us grinning.

I�ve been to one CH gig after Paul left. I�ve seen Neil and Tim solo, and they were great. I bought tickets for the Finn Brothers in Brussels ages ago, and I�ve been looking forward to it very much since, but I never could stop thinking that without Hessie on stage it just is not the same gig.

If I feel so much grief, I cannot even begin to imagine what his girls, family and friends are going through right now. My deepest sympathies go to everyone of them, including Neil, Tim, Nick and Peter Green, who is doing a wonderful job with the frenz-club.

Thanks Paulo, for all of the joy you brought, and wish you well up there.

L.
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[qb] I'm with Angela when I ask that I hope you all don't mind those of us who are posting many times on this thread.[/qb]
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Originally posted by AnnieMay:
[qb] To Maximoo: that had crossed my mind too, I was thinking also that I would like Neil, Nick, Tim, (maybe etc etc) to know what a beautiful outpouring of compassion and love for Paul there is here. I did think though that with Peter G. being aware of this thread, if he deemed it appropriate it might be something he may do in the future. Smiler [/qb]
*Nods* Yeah, this would be a wonderful thing for all Paul's family and friends and bandmates and whatnot to read...I do think it would definitely help them some, be a great comfort to them, which would be nice, 'cause I want to do something to help them through this at least a little bit.

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[qb] To annette p and half full and many others today, thank you for sharing your words of comfort and experiences.[/qb]
Ditto. Thanks guys, for helping us understand this whole situation a lot better. I just hope I'll be able to catch signs that something may be wrong with a loved one should they ever have to battle this problem. I know I certainly will take your advice to heart regarding how to treat this issue, too.

Also, to all those of you who've lost parents-I send hugs to you all, as well as my condolences-I'm so sorry, guys Frowner .

Angela
"I wish someone could explain why then, do I feel crushed by this man's death? Not sure if this is healthy. I am listening to and watching as much 'stuff' as practicable. 'It' comes in waves...... How do you miss someone you never knew????"

I know what you mean, Sue. I have been feeling exactly the same way all week, and wondering the same things, too! I mean, I was a fan of INXS too, but Michael Hutchence's death didn't impact on me like this.

My fiance is an Aussie, and he's just as gobsmacked as I am, although not as obsessive a fan. I have to give him a lot of credit because he was very kind the other night while I was curled up on the couch, watching the "Dreaming" DVD, dissolved into a puddle.

I will always cherish the 3 times I caught CH live when they came through Calgary; wish I had been able to catch the Albert Hall gig and say "goodbye"...

Peace, Paul. Love to your family & friends
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I just watched the EIH DVD.

I'm in bits, oh Hessie....

Can't put into words what I felt seeing you play DDIO with the boys for the last time.

It's late, got work in six hours, but I mugged my other half for Dreaming before he went on tour this morning and I have to see you in all your glory again. Probably be up for hours more.

Does anyone else feel that almost every song - Enz/CH/Finn - now has a different meaning?

In bits, absolute bits.

My heart lies in Hessie's Shed.
I don't know if Paul could know how much joy and happiness he brought into my life through his music. There was a truth to it, as with all Crowded House music, reassuring, comforting, and entertaining in its honesty. I remember my grandfather telling me how much he appreciated "My Telly's Gone Bung" when I played it for him--"The funny thing about that song," he said, "is that even when your telly wasn't going bung, there were only two channels in New Zealand to watch anyway!" It was humble music that Paul made, and it was real.

I never had the chance to see Paul in concert, though I have seen the videos and have heard the live recordings--he was not only a talented musician, but a natural comedian as well. There was a live version of "Sister Madly" that had me rolling in laughter when I heard it a couple months ago. Paul flubbs the drums after the first chorus and follows Neil's jab by saying "Fair enough, seven years of being really good and then one mistake..." After a bit of banter that drives the audience to applause and laughter, the band pulls it together and comes up with a new finish to the song that gives everyone something to remember. That's what separated Crowded House from most other bands--they made an impact on their fans. Even if you didn't know the group personally, you came to think of them as old friends. As an old friend, it's tough to see one of them go.

For all the happiness Paul brought into my life and into my family's, wherever he is now, I hope he is being taken care of. If what he gave stands for anything, than I'm sure that he is.

My best wishes to Paul's family as well.


Safe Journey, good Buddy, and best wishes.

~Chris Coffin
Like so many others, I just registered on this forum and am feeling compelled to write my own message. Wasn't going to, because I didn't know what to say that hadn't already been said, or, more importantly, what my motivation for posting really was. (Random obscure Enz reference aside: What will guide my, er, cursor? Pride? Nostalgia? The urge to tidy up after myself? Etc) But now I think I know. I want to add my own voice to the wonderful chorus of voices on this forum that collectively express such a real, raw, rich sentiment for the loss of this man who most of us didn�t know personally but who still somehow made an indelible mark on our lives.

I�m really surprised at how much I�ve been affected by the death of a person I�ve never met. For all the eye-rolling cynicism I feel towards people who actually get emotional over loves and losses in celebrities� lives � here I am doing the same. So why is this different? Why am I so sad about this? My daily life won�t change at all now that Paul Hester is gone, so why do I feel such a sense of loss?

I keep catching myself thinking, at all sorts of random moments through the day, Paul Hester is dead. F#*@! Paul Hester is dead. What? Like so many others have said, Split Enz and Crowded House provided the soundtrack to my adolescence and teens and 20s. I just love this music so much, and have for 20 years. I think when music is so powerful like this music is to all of us here, when it charges you up and inspires you and evokes deep emotion, it seeps into your soul and mind and settles in the gaps and becomes part of your body chemistry. I�m sure I have a few million neural pathways in my brain with Paul Hester�s drumming encoded into them.

And the shows � some of life�s peak moments were at those CH shows, when everything fun about being alive all happened in the space of those few hours and my face hurt from smiling and my voice was hoarse from singing and everything was upbeat and exuberant and full of possibility .... And now I�m thinking about suicide and pain and endings. It just doesn�t fit.

I�m holding one of Paulo�s drumsticks right now, with his signature still barely legible on it, from a 1989 CH concert at the University of Delaware. Lots of people here have talked about their mementos and memories. Weird to think about how things and people Paul touched are scattered all over the world � and I love that so many have come together in this forum to talk about it all.

Paul Hester: You are still here. You won�t ever go away.

-- Michelle
I'll never forget the first time I heard Crowded House. I was watching MTV's 120 minutes back in the 80's and saw the video for World Where You Live. The song was beautiful and their energy was infectious! It seemed like an eternity waiting for the album to be released in the U.S. and when I finally bought it, I called all of my friends and made them listen to it through the phone! Listening to Crowded House/Finns/Enz has always put me in a great frame of mind. Like so many of the Frenz on this list, the music has enhanced my life, and makes up part of who I am.

My heart goes out to Paul's family and friends. I hope reading these posts about how much Paul is admired, and what his music has given people gives you a little comfort.

Take care Paul -
WARNING: Personal crap about me. Sorry!

Man. I'd been up ten hours the other night reading these posts, and so far tonight/this morning my time, I've spent the better part of six hours doing the same.

Yeah, I was kind of wondering about the dogs myself (I have four dogs) but I figured they'd be okay.

It's actually kind of nice to find here big fans who are my age or younger, or new fans like me who are older than me. And fellow French speakers hehe Wink And fellow Bloggers and iPodders! What a community. So this is why people love boards. I never used to post on any board because I'm just that sort of introvert...you guys are helping me out of my shell, which was suffocating me. Thank you. And thank you Paul. I'm sorry it had to be this way.

Thanks for all the articles and pictures, MP3 clips, that tip about RockWiz (I'm getting my best friend to tape it for me) and especially the tip about the radio show (more on this below). And thank you for the glass of water analogy, that was beautiful. And all the lyrics and poems. You guys rock.

I've listened to Recurring Dream now but it hasn't wrung any tears from me. I felt compelled, as always, to sing along to Weather With You, but I stopped when I heard Paul's voice, and couldn't sing much more after that: I wanted to listen to Paul's voice, and obviously his drumming. I had to stop after Sister Madly (which I downloaded seperately - I WILL buy every album when I can! And the DVDs!).

I have a Martin/Molloy CD - Eat Your Peas - on which there's a track with Paul present. I haven't listened to it in ages. I don't remember Paul saying anything, but at the time of recording he was doing a "pressed fruitbowl against the glass door of the studio" apparently in response to comments a caller had made.

Now I'm wondering if I should go to bed before the radio show. If I do I might not wake up in time. But I've been awake for 24 hours now!!!

Love you all, so so very much. And I love you, Paul.
I've already written in this particular post, but I just can't wrap my mind around this. Ever since I found out about Paul's death, I guess I've been in shock and I just feel so sad. For him, for his family, for Neil, Peter, Tim and everyone else he was friends with and worked with and for all of his fans. I'm glad so many people are writing in and letting their emotions come out and writing happy, memorable stories that all of us have. I'm glad for this forum and just how much love there is pouring in.
I wish you all will be able to find some peace here. I know that I do.
Thanks...
Just a reminder that at the moment Triple M is playing a collection of Paul's old interview with Crowdies songs in between. The first story was a beauty - Paul recounting his stint behind the drums of Midnight Oil (he once said the slowest Oils song was still faster than the fastest CH song). I was laughing out loud while listening to it at work, sure to get some strange looks soon.

Distant Sun is playing at the moment - sure to be a great hour!

The website is http://www.mmmelb.com.au
yeap listening to the tribute on triplem now they;ve just played private universe my all time favourite CH song, i have it blarring in my department at work, i still can't believe that he's gone, i missed going to the farewell to the World concert and have always regretted it, now i regret it even more, i'm gona be scouring the music stores to see if i can get it on DVD but i had always hoped beyond hope that they would get back together for a reunion, now i know that can never be, because it would never be the same without hessie and his smiling face. we will miss him

"theres a light shining in the dark, leading me towards a change of heart"
My 5 yo wanted to hear "some groovin' music mum", so I put on Something so Strong and maybe Now We're Getting Somewhere. He knew one of these musicians had died and that I was sad, but that was about it of course. After wiggling about the room he stops and says "Wow! Listen to those drums!" Then he proceeds to pick up his colored pencils, sit down and try to copy the drumming! "That's it Mum, I'm going to be a drummer!" Made me smile.

Sorry I have lost the link now but Ninemsn have a video download up of there news story incl some of the Finns London concerts. And in todays Herald Sun it says ABC will replay a Hessies Shed Ep next Tues at 11.10pm.

Who was it (sorry!) back there who said something like "How do I miss someone I never knew?"

*sigh* Hessie, still missing ya.
I was shocked to hear about Paul's death. I have been a fan of Paul Hester for more than half of my life. Just the name Paul Hester makes me smile Smiler You will be missed by many fans! - Lets do what we can for those who are feeling low around us - be a friend, spend time listening to them talk, ring them up and have a chat, etc...

luv - marf
I just read the post from Finn Light where they quoted Amyglennmovie when they asked "How will Paul's family cope in the coming weeks....."

When my son passed away, people came with food and flowers for days. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and still these people came. I saw them, because I knew that at that time I had to ease THEIR pain. Their loss was more real than mine somehow, because when they showed up, he was still alive. He was still with them.
After his funeral, they stopped coming. As I returned dishes, I was met with uncomfortable silences and words that meant nothing to either of us. I appreciated their efforts, but it was just that - an effort.
It wasn't until the people stopped coming that I was fully able to realise that my son - my CHILD for God's sake, was truly gone. He was dead to all but me, or at least that's how it felt.

About four months later, I accidentally left my work boots outside my door late one night as I stumbled home dog-tired from work. The next morning I found my boots exactly (I'm positive) where I left them, only they'd been polished. I didn't understand this at the time, but when fully cooked meals began arriving (with my favourite flower sitting on top) at times when I needed something I began to think that some bugger was stalking me.

I mentioned this off the cuff one day to a passing acquaintance when we were having a coffee together. She said that she was sorry, she didn't mean to scare me, she just wanted me to know that someone cared for me. I had felt so alone after my son's death and this person who didn't really know my son wanted me to know that I was cared for. She knew that my son would bring me flowers for no reason, so she thought that she would help me to think of him by leaving a meal and a flower.

This lady didn't know what to do for me, so this was her way of reaching out to me. Most of all, she helped me realise that my son, though gone physically from this world, lives on in the hearts and minds of those who love(d) him. It is only when we forget that people are really dead.

I don't know if this helps or inspires anybody - is there something we can do to let Paul's family know that Paul will live on with us as well as with them? I know that many of us did not personally know Paul and as such our loss(?) is significantly different to theirs, but would that help in any way? Does anyone else have any ideas?
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Originally posted by Nads000:
[qb] I just read the post from Finn Light where they quoted Amyglennmovie when they asked "How will Paul's family cope in the coming weeks....."

When my son passed away, people came with food and flowers for days. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and still these people came. I saw them, because I knew that at that time I had to ease THEIR pain. Their loss was more real than mine somehow, because when they showed up, he was still alive. He was still with them.
After his funeral, they stopped coming. As I returned dishes, I was met with uncomfortable silences and words that meant nothing to either of us. I appreciated their efforts, but it was just that - an effort.
It wasn't until the people stopped coming that I was fully able to realise that my son - my CHILD for God's sake, was truly gone. He was dead to all but me, or at least that's how it felt.

About four months later, I accidentally left my work boots outside my door late one night as I stumbled home dog-tired from work. The next morning I found my boots exactly (I'm positive) where I left them, only they'd been polished. I didn't understand this at the time, but when fully cooked meals began arriving (with my favourite flower sitting on top) at times when I needed something I began to think that some bugger was stalking me.

I mentioned this off the cuff one day to a passing acquaintance when we were having a coffee together. She said that she was sorry, she didn't mean to scare me, she just wanted me to know that someone cared for me. I had felt so alone after my son's death and this person who didn't really know my son wanted me to know that I was cared for. She knew that my son would bring me flowers for no reason, so she thought that she would help me to think of him by leaving a meal and a flower.

This lady didn't know what to do for me, so this was her way of reaching out to me. Most of all, she helped me realise that my son, though gone physically from this world, lives on in the hearts and minds of those who love(d) him. It is only when we forget that people are really dead.[/qb]
*Sits in astonishment*

That is an incredible, very touching story. Wow. My faith in the kindness of the human race is increased Smiler . Thanks so much for sharing that. My condolances to you on the loss of your son, too, by the way.

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Originally posted by Nads000:
[qb]I don't know if this helps or inspires anybody - is there something we can do to let Paul's family know that Paul will live on with us as well as with them? I know that many of us did not personally know Paul and as such our loss(?) is significantly different to theirs, but would that help in any way? Does anyone else have any ideas? [/qb]
I'm willing to hear suggestions, too-if we could do something for them that's as kind as what that lady did for you, that would be absolutely wonderful.

Angela
This week I've been listening to several live CH bootlegs concerts.
In addition to The Parting Glass and Throw Your Arms Around Me, another cover song that has put a lump in my throat is Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds "The Weeping Song." I don't recall if the band ever played the entire song but a couple of lines were often sung usually at the end of Hole in the River -- "this is a weeping song/but I won't be weeping long/this is a weeping song/a song in which to weep". You can find the entire lyrics at http://lovelace.fh-bielefeld.de/inkie/caws.html.
On Sunday and Monday, I did more than my fair share of weeping, even left work early on Monday ; I just couldn't concentrate. And I barely had the energy to explain to acquaintances and coworkers why I was so upset. The weeping came to a stop the other day ; sadness still lingers but if the tears come now, it's tears of laughter from the banter on the live bootlegs.

Now all I need is a cold beer--VB of course ;-)

Jennifer
It's been 5 days since I heard the tragic news of Paul and I still can't stop thinking about him. I never thought I would feel such grief for somebody I never met. I saw Paul in concert 12 yrs ago during the Woodface tour and he left a lasting impression! He was definately a 'gift' to all of us and I am grateful we had him for the short time we did, than never at all. A unique human being who brought happiness to so many. There will never be another Paul Hester - we love you and miss you Paul - RIP.
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Originally posted by deb _k:
[qb] I was sent this about a year after my husbands suicide & to me it made sense so thought i would post it on the forum it is called
THE CUP ANALOGY
There is a cup of water sitting on a table.It is so full, it is rounded at the top.One or two drops of water are addded to the cup & it spills over.What caused the water to spill? We want to blame the last one or two drops, but in an empty cup it would not spill.
It was not the water in the cup prior to the drops being added, because if left alone,it would not have spilled.It was a combination of all the drops of water in the cup that came before it & the last one or two drops that caused the water to spill.
In a person's life, the water in the cup is symbolic of all the hurt, pain, shame,humiliation,& loss not dealt with along the way.The last couple of drops symbalize the "trigger events","the last straw",the event or situation that preceded the final act of taking one's own life.
Often we want to blame the trigger event, but this does not make sense to us.Like the water, these events all by themselves would not cause somoeone t end their life.It is the combination of everything in that person's life not dealt with & teh last one or two things that caused our loved ones to lose hope.
For us, we must find a way to pour out the water along the way.This may be through talking it out, writing it out,sometimes yelling it out, whatever works for you.We must learn to deal with our pain in a way our loved ones could not.
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this analogy does not give us the answer many of us are looking for, but it made sense for me & has been helpful for many suruvivors of suicide. i was able to get go of my asking "WHY WHY WHY" & find another way to help with my grief [/qb]
Wow, deb, thank you so much for that. That rings so very, very true for me.

And thanks to all of you who have kindly expressed your concern for me. My intention was to hopefully give some insight, and to make others like me feel less alone. Private messages I've received have shown that I've been successful in acheiving just that to at least some degree. I'm grateful for that....it makes it all worthwhile Smiler
This week I've been listening to several live CH bootlegs concerts.
In addition to The Parting Glass and Throw Your Arms Around Me, another cover song that has put a lump in my throat is Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds "The Weeping Song." I don't recall if the band ever played the entire song but a couple of lines were often sung usually at the end of Hole in the River -- "this is a weeping song/but I won't be weeping long/this is a weeping song/a song in which to weep". You can find the entire lyrics at http://lovelace.fh-bielefeld.de/inkie/caws.html.
On Sunday and Monday, I did more than my fair share of weeping, even left work early on Monday ; I just couldn't concentrate. And I barely had the energy to explain to acquaintances and coworkers why I was so upset. The weeping came to a stop the other day ; sadness still lingers but if the tears come now, it's tears of laughter from the banter on the live bootlegs.

Now all I need is a cold beer--VB of course ;-)

Jennifer
Hello Friends,

My deepest sympathies to Paul's family and friends.

My earliest memory of Paul Hester is the Split Enz concert at Festival Hall in Melbourne in November 1984 - the concert that now makes up the bulk of the album the Living Enz.

This was the first concert I ever went to, and inspired me beyond belief - the fact that I am now a professional musician is due to this concert and my favourite album, Time and Tide.

I guess I can say that a only a handful of musicians have literally motivated me to transform my life, and I definately include Paul in that list.

Thank you my friend.
That is absolutley beautiful. It is hard when someone close to you does this as I lost my partner over 6 years ago. You are left with unanswered questions. I had alot of people tell me they had no compassion towards this as its the most selfish thing someone can do. I dont understand that thought, as anyone in these sort of circumastances, doesn't have thought at all, it seems an abundance of many factors coming at them at once as you expressed.If everyone keeps thinking like that the problem will get worse. Sorry enough of my drabble, I think as most do, Paul was an excellent entertainer and will be with many others where he is, so i hope he continues to make his beautiful music and keep everyone smiling, as he has left us with them forever xxx RIP
I like many people can't seem to get my head around all this. At work today i was thinking of family and friends of Paul who walk into his house after tthis all happened. To see his tea cup sitting on a table, his socks on the floor, the little things that are still there after he has gone. I know when my dad died last year i couldnt bring myself to throw away the last newspaper crossword he did or wash his doona cover.
Its the smallest things that make it seem so hard.
When it comes to Neil, Nick and Paul I always feel I have been blessed. As a 16 year old (who looked 13) I was blessed to get in and have dinner at Kooroora Hotel as you guys filmed 'Now we're getting somewhere'. I was blessed to hide under tabes to stay and see the whole show, promoted on the chalk board outside as 'Crowded House - Ex Split Enz'.

I was blessed to be at so many concerts but namely FTTW and almost moreso the 'sound check' under grey skies the night before. I was there for the reunion at the Chapel (so appropriate) and Paul's final Crowded night last November. Thank you Paul for taking the time out at the stage door to chat to the 5 or 6 of us the day before and tell us of your news.

Like all the songs that have framed my life, you will always be part of my life, bless you Hessie. God speed and may you nail every drive down the fairways in heaven.
adrian
I loved the Tough Love with Mick Molloy tribute today.

There were so many great Hessie moments, I was laughing so hard I nearly cried during the story Hessie was telling about the logbook the band would keep of thier live shows and fill in totally stoned.

Classic.

Well done Mick & Tony for a tasteful and hilarious tribute.

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