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About Tm Stevens...

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by Nachobassman, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Many of you sure remember we were wondering some time ago where in the world was good ol' TM, well, I just read and shared this post in Facebook:



    "I was thinking about how quiet it is around Tm Stevens in the last days. Here is the sad truth about a bad ass musician and a man with a huge heart. Thank you for sharing Ronny Drayton. And wherever you are TM, and whatever condition you are in, thank you for being such an inspiration, a friend, a support, and a far-out musician! I love you.

    Here is the text of Ronny Drayton:
    Speak Life: Now if you really care about one of our own "Tm Stevens" this is the real feel me now listen. He has Dementia and can never return home. His short-term memory is limited but older ones can be spot on. Overall health is good as he was almost dead if he was not found in his home by Doe Tolliver and others. But he is not the TM we knew. Keith LeBlanc and I dealt with him changing on the last tour we did together.
    The things that were done and said are of no value now and gone from my mind. The focus is TMs life and health. Where he is they are on point with him and his care which was really good to experience when I was there with one of his dear friends.
    Human contact, voices from his life travels, touch laughter love a veggie burger [​IMG]:)) My point is human interaction. TM will never go back home that is over as far I know. Doe Little Steven and others are on the case legally and his gear is secure. Friends have stepped up big time indeed. Now all the stories cool but make the time and go see and support this man who has blazed a trail musically that many have not and will not. He is a musician of the highest caliber and the heart of a giant. And has been through his own personal hell but he's still here. Go see him hang let him talk you may cry like I did but I stepped out of me to get to him as did our dear one."

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  2. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

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    That's really sad. TM is 66 years old, I thought he was much younger.
     
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    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Dammit. Sucks.
     
  4. Henrythe8

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    Yup, I heard he was struggling with alcohol problems in the past years, I do however hope he'll recover. I had the chance to meet him twice, and there is no other word I could describe TM with than Solar.
     
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    I've seen him play numerous times, but still am sad I missed the chance to visit his last concert here...
    I loved this guy, personally and musically - really sad to hear.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this. Very sad, can't imagine anything worse than your mind going. Damn.
     
  7. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

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    Sweetest guy I've ever met. Saying he is a badass bassist is an understatement - he is a force of nature. Oh man, I don't even know what I am saying here, I am so sad...
     
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    Very sad to hear this about TM... My dad was recently diagnosed with dementia as well.
     
  9. Nachobassman

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  10. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Sorry to hear that, bass brother. Sending good vibes and wishing you the best.
     
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    Thank you Nacho
     
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    PaulS Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Sorry Rehan , it's a tough road
     
  13. Rehan

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    Thanks Paul, definitely difficult. Trying to make the best of it and spending time with my dad often.

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    Sorry to hear that, Rehan...
     
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    Yes, life throws us curveballs sometimes but we have to roll with the punches. I appreciate you Flo, as well as the rest of the forum bass brotherhood... I must say, music and playing bass is therapeutic for me.
     
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    This is immensely sad, when I lived in Germany I met him a couple times at musikmesse, always happy and talkative, a huge inspiration. I've been wondering for some years now about TM.
     
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  17. Yoshiaki Masuo

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    This is such sad news.
    TM and I had a band together a long time ago and made some great albums together.
    I'd like to visit him. Can anyone tell me where he is?
    Also if you know where his ex-wife Takako is, I would appreciate it.
    You can email me at masuony@gmail.com
    Thanks !
     
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    Welcome to the forum Mr. Masuo, I wish this were under better circumstances though.
     
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    Hello @Yoshiaki Masuo

    To get hold of TM, your best chances are contacting Ronny Drayton or Keith Leblanc through Facebook. Both have worked with him during his last active period and from what I understand check up on him now and then. If that fails, the kind people at Warwick bass might know how to get you in touch.

    It is a tragedy this terrible dissease has hit such a talented man with such a worldly personality and look upon life. We all here miss his presence in the Warwick family.

    The best of luck finding TM.
     
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