by carl wilson

Get Well Ron G.


Word comes today that Ron Gaskin of Rough Idea, the man responsible for half the free-jazz/improv programming in Toronto for the past decade at least, is in hospital for two transplant operations, after a long struggle with his health on various fronts. If all goes well, he should be out again in a couple of weeks. Please send good harmolodic vibrations his way.

Update, Sunday: I'm told that the double transplant was successful and Ron is recuperating now. Fantastic.

News | Posted by zoilus on Thursday, August 04 at 6:34 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (5)



Get well Rexy, and enjoy the new apparatus...


Posted by Dovercourt on August 15, 2005 4:54 PM



...ron...just heard about the double naughty boy...let me

Posted by nilan on August 7, 2005 11:05 AM



Ron HAS to get better, as he's promoting an Edgar Breau/Heather Morgan/Saffron Sect show on the island...RIGHT RON???
Incidentally, Max Mouse & The Gorillas was the very first "indie" band I ever saw perform, at the now-demolished Windsor Hotel in Kincardine, Ontario, late 1978. The Windsor was a flat-out dive, preferred by a clientele of Lummus construction workers (when Bruce Nuclear "B" plant was being built), bikers, and low-lifes who would show up in the day hours to see the lone (1) feature stripper (or "gripper" on Kinspeak). Weekend nights usually featured sundry Downchild blues-rock acts. How Gaskin sweet-talked Max & Co. into that room remains a mystery

Posted by Bruce Mowat on August 6, 2005 1:04 PM



pulling for the guy, too

Posted by Rob on August 5, 2005 12:56 PM



Thinkin' good thoughts for you Ron - I'm channeling Plimley playing Zappa directly to your being - hope it works a little bit!

db - OSM

Posted by originalspin on August 5, 2005 6:01 AM




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