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Peter Thomas Ratajczyk 1962-2010


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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

We miss you, Pete. :cry:



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

It is with great emotion, continued heartache and collective sorrow that the family of Peter Ratajczyk (Steele) remembers that on this day, two years ago, we lost our only brother. To the world he was an acclaimed songwriter, lyricist, musician, artist, and singer; to us he was the heart of the family and love of our life.

While battling many demons in his life, he poured out his emotions in lyrical creations that would make you cry, scream or laugh. Along with hallowed music, Peter had that ability to translate love, hate, fear and sorrow into music notes that could bring even the strongest man to his knees in acknowledgment of his feelings. From his musical legacy we learned to feel and express deep-pitted emotions with a driving beat and strong voice, crying the very words we wish we could utter.

But it was the fans that understood Peter the most. It was the fans who understood his self-depreciating humor, his love of a good joke (even when it was at his expense), his playful on-stage persona, and his sarcastic, analytical way of looking at the world that only Peter could put into words.

The family thanks the adoring fans, the long-time friends, the amazing musicians that have graced Peter's presence and the photographers and artists who have captured his likeness and beauty for every kind word, offered prayer, beautiful letter, gracious hug, and a bounty of support during this horrendous time. You know who you are and we will always embrace you for it.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

RIP. Sorry to hear.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

Sarah, you know Type O Negative, no?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:56 PM

My friends were into them, in high school. I may have even seen them at shitty gardens, probably heard them in someone's car, but not consciously, never sat and listened to 'em. Any good?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

They weren't the best at what they did, they were the only ones who did what they did.

Nice boys from Brooklyn, one Jew playing sardonic goth metal...