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#151 Jabadoodle

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:51 PM


Since the end is never told we pay the teller off in gold
In hopes he will come back, but he cannot be bought or sold



#152 Heady

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:58 PM

This is a real shocker, and disheartening to say the least. Nucka was loved here, and many other places I'm sure.

RIP bro, I'm sad I never got to meet you. You always struck me as one of the most sincere and real people on the boards. Peace.

#153 Spidergawd

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:30 AM

:heart: RIP

#154 SlowBurnin_Rigz

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:16 AM

Very Sad indeed. I never met him in person either. I had a few interactions here with him. Hopefully he can rest in peace and his family can find some as well. :heart:

#155 one

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:39 AM

Tim was a good guy, we always had fun hangin out. he'll be missed.

#156 Tooozday

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:35 AM

RIP Nucka.

#157 wizard

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:20 PM

Met Tim once and we talked about addictions in general and how he was struggling. i know he was trying hard and I identified with him. He will be missed.

RIP Nucka. So sad to be reading this right now. As someone who is battling with addiction myself right now this scares me. Not to make it about me at all, but I will definitely use this as part of my motivation for staying clean. I'll have 6 months tomorrow. Much love to Nucka and all his family and friends. So sad.:cry1::heart:


Dp congrats on your six months, keep up the good work. it does get better.

#158 staggerlee024

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

rip

#159 Gwendolyn

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

:heart:

#160 fire_rocket

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:50 PM

RIP Nucka :heart: :cry1::heart:

#161 unbroken_chain

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:07 PM

Driving into the train station this morning, I recalled the beautiful purple crystal he handed me as he stepped out of the car when we got back from Vibes...

I opened my glove box and there it was - it gave me a smile and I hope Nucka knows that while he was misunderstood by many - he did have a friend in me -

I talked to him by phone one or two days prior to his passing - my phone rang twice, then stopped - caller ID said "NUCKA" so I called back... he said I did not call you you called me... I was like I am calling you back cuz you called me! He spoke briefly about the rehab, but sounded tired... but encouraged. A short conversation, and always in retrospect you wonder. I've lost some salt water in the past few days... while I feel I could sense the ultimate brevity of his time - I'm affected by the proximity of that fact.

some of us have a monkey on our backs... some of us; a 900 lb gorilla....and that's a far greater burden to carry on with.

#162 nancykind

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:11 PM

me too. i owed him a PM too but never got to it. :undecided:

#163 Wende

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for sharing that :heart:

#164 jnjn

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

:heart:
much strength & love to all his friends & family

#165 hoagie

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

If that book he wrote is ready for printing, now wpuld be the time to start pressing.

#166 unbroken_chain

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

If that book he wrote is ready for printing, now wpuld be the time to start pressing.


you know, I was wondering if ~we~ could do that... somehow put it to print.... I'd be willing to help fund such a project, if someone else was closer / close enough to the parents to approach and discuss.

#167 DF

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:50 PM

I met Tim over 10 years ago and have felt so many emotions towards him-hope, sadness, frustration, love, anger. Right now I just feel sad and numb and don't know what to write..


same here. RIP Tim. :sad::sad:

#168 hoagie

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

you know, I was wondering if ~we~ could do that... somehow put it to print.... I'd be willing to help fund such a project, if someone else was closer / close enough to the parents to approach and discuss.



something his family should do.

Id read it.

#169 GoPlastic

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

:heart: Nucka :heart:

#170 mountain mama

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

rip nucka :heart: heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

thanks all for sharing your stories and photos. i never met nucka but we did email back and forth a bit, he sent me a portion of his book a while back. i always hoped he would come out of his darkness because he had such potential. i related to him and told him so because of my sister who struggled with addiction and passed away from an overdose.

roll, roll, roll

#171 Java Time

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:57 PM

If that book he wrote is ready for printing, now wpuld be the time to start pressing.


you know, I was wondering if ~we~ could do that... somehow put it to print.... I'd be willing to help fund such a project, if someone else was closer / close enough to the parents to approach and discuss.


something his family should do.

Id read it.


I would most definitely read Mr. Nucka's book and would even try and help complete it if it needs it!!!
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#172 BHB

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:58 PM

crazy fun amazing memories. so sad. ugh. rest easy Tim. :heart:

#173 Mutant

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:00 PM

RIP bro, I'm sad I never got to meet you. You always struck me as one of the most sincere and real people on the boards. Peace.


Agreed. He knew that he wasn't perfect, and was unapologetic about it. I made it a point to seek him out at a Wormtown fest, but it was after a night of fun, so we were both kind of fried. It was the only time I ever met him in person.

Like so many others, I hope that he is finally at peace. :heart:

#174 StoneKid

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

:heart: RIP Nucka :heart:

I only knew him from his postings on these boards. He seemed like he had a troubled past, but was making great strides lately!! And while he may have pissed some folks off with his postings, for the most part they seemed to be from his heart.

He will be missed!!!

:heart::heart::heart:

#175 MeOmYo

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:25 PM

:heart:

#176 P-Town Blues

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

rest in peace, Nucka. :heart:

#177 BHB

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 07:43 PM

I wish we could just share some funny memories and experiences we had with the guy....but I really cant think of too many safe for public consumption :lol:

Kia's Albany houseparty in April of 02 was certainly one..... The Summit at ILCC and Adirodack Mtn Music festival in err 2001. :Phishfolk: :heart:

#178 unbroken_chain

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

The lead singer in M.O. reminded me of Nucka... in more than looks.


#179 Mr. Natural

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:30 PM

RIP Nucka :heart: Fare Thee Well

#180 Creekie

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:17 PM

about two years ago, Nucka was on the boards looking for valentines. I wasn't dating Rob yet, so I said I'd exchange with him. I wanted him to know how much I cared, and make SURE he didn't feel alone. So I sent him a card, and lottery ticket, (that was what my step-dad does, and I love getting them..we had a money limit, so I figured it would be fun) anyway, he won $50. Happy Valentines Day!
I have more stories, but I love that one. I've never won more then 5 bucks.:lol::heart:

#181 vinandtonic

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:27 AM

I met him once at Phanfest 2.5 in 2004. He seemed like an okay guy but was obviously very troubled. I hope he finds the peace he didn't seem to have in this life. :heart:

#182 mamapajama

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:49 AM

After spending a very nice week-end camping with a bunch o' boardies, including Nucka, we allowed ourselves to be custied :funny1: and bought the small kid's tend he had been sleeping in from him for $5 (or was it $15?). It is in our garage. :cool:

#183 Feck

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

:heart:

#184 micki

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:32 PM

RIP :heart: Hope you find peace in your new life.

My condolences to his friends and family. :heart:

#185 Bob K

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:17 PM

Wow. So sad. While Nucka was always a little bit of a pain in my ass on the boards, he was an intelligent and sensitive person in real life. We had some really good hangs over the years -- first at Blind Camel's party back in the day, then at the Full Moon by the campfire and many a late night in the campground. He knew that he wanted to get better and fought until the bitter end to do it.

Fare thee well, Stumbles. :wook:

#186 pixiebug

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

i remember that party at Blindcamels! some good times were had that night...

my first encounter with real life boardies...that was 9 years ago, like this week or so!

Nucka and BAKD that night...funny now, isn't it? kinda scary then lololol

#187 Bob K

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:07 PM

Yeah... there was a little drama there for a minute. Haha

#188 KittyRocks

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:42 PM

:cry:

much peace nucka. i will never forget the one weekend many years ago i shared with you. i always saw your light.

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#189 LisaMarie

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:49 PM

Peace :heart:

#190 Tim the Beek

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

My thoughts are with his family and friends. It's awful to see a loved light snuffed so young, regardless of the reason.

#191 lilphlower

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:07 PM

rip. very sad right now :( :heart: wish we had known about the wake/funeral

#192 sarah b.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:10 PM

He had a really good time at that Full Moon campfire. :)

We were there for each other during some difficult times. He cared, even though he was far away.

It's amazing how illness can roll someone so sensitive in sandpaper chips, sometimes.

I'm glad he'd been becoming more aware and doing better, during his last month. I feel his spirit, but at the same time, I really miss him. ((Tim))

#193 DF

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:37 PM

i remember that party at Blindcamels! some good times were had that night...

my first encounter with real life boardies...that was 9 years ago, like this week or so!

Nucka and BAKD that night...funny now, isn't it? kinda scary then lololol


oh yes. i remember that party and the famous knife fight :) also mama flapjacks made breakfast i believe.

#194 lunaone

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:46 PM

so sorry to hear. i love the pictures of him, such a short life, but i can tell by his eyes he had (has) a wonderful spirit
rip Tim

#195 Phan

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:17 PM

May you find your way now, Tim.

I was sorry to have to ask you to leave Phan Phest 2.5...I always had hope for you.

May you be at peace now, brother.

This is a shock indeed. I always wanted you to be well and at peace with your demons.

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

RIP, Nucka. :heart:

#196 Arglebargle

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:24 PM

RIP :heart: I've never met him but I've always wanted to. After reading his posts for what seems like a quarter of my life, I'll certainly miss his presence here. :heart: This is just too heavy for the adequate words to do the man justice. :heart:

#197 Wende

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

He had a really good time at that Full Moon campfire. :)




This is when I first hung out with him. :heart:

#198 SunshineDaydream

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:56 PM

I never met him in person, but I was shocked to see the sticky thread when I logged on here for the 1st time in weeks today. I enjoyed reading his random threads, they always provided a break to the monotony of some of my workdays...

I'm so sorry for anyone here who is mourning the loss of a friend, and my thoughts and sympathy go out to his family especially :heart:

But I really loved reading everyone's stories about him...it makes him less an Internet "character" and more of a real person. Please keep sharing.

#199 pixiebug

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:08 PM

where's marpa?

#200 sarah b.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

where's marpa?

I spoke w/him when I first found out and encouraged him to come to DF's. I'll ask him to stop in here. Update: His desktop is down. He's going to try to log in on his phone, when he gets a chance.
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Top 15 albums of all time
by Tim Cooper on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 6:02pm

dont think it over too much, and dont try to rank them, just list them in any order, then post it and publish your note to 15 people, including me, because i'd like to see what you picked


1. Nirvana- Bleach
2. Neil Young- Harvest
3. Grateful Dead-Live/Dead
4. Grateful Dead- Skull Fuck (official title grateful dead live but never used)
5. Primus- Sailing the Seas of Cheese
6. Joe Satriani-Surfing With the Alien
7. Wu-Tang Clan- 36 Chambers
8. D12-Devil's Night
9. Eminem- Recovery
10. Slayer-God Hates Us All
11. NWA-Straight Outta Compton
12. Nirvana-Nevermind
13. Ghostface Killah-Fishscale
14. Jerry Garcia Band- Garcia
15. Led Zeppelin 3