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“In Memory of a Friend”

Description from Vampire Chickie Ravin: There's a band called Type-O-Negative, their colors are generally black and bright green. The lead vocalist/bassist, Peter Steel was a good friend of mine, we grew up together, I still talk to his mom and the other guys in the band, whom I am also aquainted with. He recently died, very suddenly. He used to collect antique and skeleton keys, this is my tribute to Pete. He'll live on in my heart, and in his music.

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  1. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I’m here too Miss Faith! :D

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I didn’t know that! Sorry to hear that. Type-O-Negative is a great band, still have a few cd’s :-) Good memories too! Love this pick you made for Peter.

  3. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    And green is YOUR favorite color :)

  4. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    He died the night of April 14th of heart failure…Kenny (band member) and Mrs.Ratajczyk (his mom) called and told me…it was very sudden heart failure.

  5. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I heard that he was gone and it’s very sad. He had such a great voice – he will be missed.

  6. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Yeah, I’m really sad, and he’d finally gotten sober, had been sober for about 6 or 7 months and had been in good health from what his mom told me…it just makes no sense.

  7. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    It doesn’t make any sense, and it’s definitely not fair.

  8. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Yeah…I’m going through some pictures of him now, I might post a few of my faves…

  9. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Please do! I have a friend (her name is Ravyn, but I can’t remember what her username is here on LB) who loved O-Negative and Pete in particular, and I know she’d love to see pictures too.

  10. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Ok, here goes, a few of my faves…

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  11. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    and some more…

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  12. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Those are good ones – I especially love the last one. And I have to say – he had gorgeous hair.

  13. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I meant the one with the bow and arrow. That one is so cool.

  14. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    and even some more…lol

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  15. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    There ya go…have plenty more, but those are my faves.

  16. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I love the bow and arrow one as well. He did have gorgeous hair, a gorgeous bod (I can say it now without feeling guilty, lol) and OMG his eyes…I ALWAYS loved his eyes. He was one of those people, if you knew him, those eyes of his, really were the windows to his soul.

  17. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Okay, I’m off for a bit, may be back later. Hugs to all!

  18. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I just mostly need to go put in Bloody Kisses and October Rust (My 2 fave Type-O albums) and have a good cleansing cry….bbl hopefully

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Ravin – I am so sorry for your loss of a dear friend. You’ve made a very lovely pick in his honor!

  20. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Sorry for the loss of Peter, love the pick in memory of him!

  21. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Beautiful pick for your friend Ravin and I’m very sorry for the loss of your friend.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Sorry for te loss of your friend.Ravin this is a gorgeous pck in tribute to your friend!!!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Ravin, I am so sorry for your loss you have alot of fun pictures and I am sure great memories of your friend…I lost my brother-in-law last week to a massive heart attack on the golf course, so I know first hand how shocking and unfair it seems! Peter looked way to young and so was my brother-in-law Mark he was only 62. Feel happier soon. Judy XXO

  24. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Ravin, sending my good wishes and blessings to you for the loss of your friend Peter, what a lovely tribute to him. Thanks also for sharing the pics of him, he was a very special person from what you shared with us. XXOO

  25. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I love the album October Rust, that one is my fave :-)

  26. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks everyone! He was very special. He was 48, 9 years older than me ( I ALWAYS hung out with the older kids, heh) Sarah,October Rust is an awesome album, I especially love the “lost track” Suspended in Dusk…about the vampire doomed to watch every one and every thing he loves wither and die while he remains….very intense.

  27. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I’ll tell you a little secret… don’t know if it is appropriate to say this here but… how shall I put this… well, what Barry White is for most people, TON is for me (specifically that album) if you know what I mean :-)

  28. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Same here! And I totally understand. I actually think it’s kinda funny..Pete, Josh, Kenny and Johnny put the band together just for kicks, Pete was actually a Garbage man…erm, sanitation worker that is, heh…they never really expected to go anywhere with it, but look what happened, lol. October Rust is a big one for me as well..it was actually Pete that first introduced me to Paganism, sad that he became an athiest here in the last few years…not that I didn’t try to talk him back around. Funny story though, you should have SEEN the look on the faces of some of the younger nurses when the guys came and saw me in the hospital here in SC after my brain surgery. I sear, they likely needed a mop to mop up all the drool in the doorway of my room! ROTFLMAO!!

  29. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Life is that amazing… funny how things can work out indeed!
    OMG, I wish I could have seen that :-) Drooling nurses… I can totally see that in front of me LOL I bet you felt better the moment they came to visit you!

  30. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I really did, it was so funny, I didn’t know they were coming, had no clue. The whole bach of my head had like a foot of bandaging and padding. I couldn’t lay down to sleep, it hurt to badle, and was too uncomfortable with all that padding. So, I had pulled the rollie tray that they put your food on over, and had fallen asleep face down on it when they showed up…oh they picked on me somthing fierce, they really cheered me up, the guys are a hoot! :D

  31. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Glad to hear that you have so many great memories of them :-) You must really miss Peter don’t you hun? Well, I am going to bed… sweet dream and talk to you later!

  32. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I do miss him, badly, but I know he’s still with me as well. Sleep sweet! ::Hugs! ::

  33. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ravin, I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Peter. It is always a shock when someone passes suddenly, especially someone so young. Thanks for sharing this lovely pick, your precious memories, and photos of him with us. Hugs to you!

  34. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Ravin, so sorry for the loss of your friend. Beautiful pick.

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