kmsound March 28, 2012 @ 12:25 a.m.

John, missed you for years, thought about you many times. Excited by finding you again and reading your stories. Disappointed when you'd miss a wk. Devastated there will be no more! W/your gift of gab and the written word, not to mention your personal slant on life ,I would love to hear your original music. Maybe you can put your creative juices back in that direction, having no deadlines, except like me before the final deadline! I am posting this photo, because I have already sent one to you, but for your friends and fans here, so they can see yet another side of a vary complex character ! (Sorry about the misspelling of your name!) A Renaissance man in a time when people have there hands full just trying to do one thing right! This is the way I will always remember you!


charts March 27, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m.

I was going through some old reunion material and came across some of your cartoons from when you were positive though cynical. They were fresh and always amusing. You've taken a few twists and turns since. Well keep on breathing, it's what God ultimately gave us, a life.


brizzola March 30, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m.

John, or John E Guitar as I once called you, I am saddened by this announcement since it is the only way I get any info about you at all. As your sister, in Chicago, by the way my name is Amy in case you totally forgot, I received email notices when your column was published. I'm not even sure if you will see this posting. If you do read this, I will not expect a reply or contact from you. Never quite understood why you chose to x me out of your life. I never wanted that to happen. I tried. I love you. I wish things were different. Was in NY last week and saw Andrew. He remembers you too. My heart aches from loosing 2 brothers for reasons we might have been able to change but never did. Peace brother. I think of you often.


nutmeg Oct. 20, 2016 @ 7:26 a.m.

Vaya Con Dios John. Your family loved you, even when it was hard.


byro59 Oct. 20, 2016 @ 7:42 a.m.

Thanks for being my older brother, John -- for turning me on to reading, for supporting my acting and writing, for teaching me that rock music and lyrics can be poetry, and for showing by example that trying to create something can be hard, but can also be done with confidence, elan and fun. Mostly, though, thanks for your kindness. I never once experienced anything less from you. I love you. -- David


amolouie Oct. 20, 2016 @ 10:46 a.m.

My dear tortured brother. If only you realized how loved you were by so many. Your demons were stronger than you and I have mourned that for so long. I treasure our good times. Playing music together and discovering the joys of each other I will always cherish. I truly hope you can rest in peace now bro. I love you.


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