MESSAGE BOARD for
GORDON "GUNGI" PATERSON

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6.2.12

From:
Steve Toon
Oh, Gungi.
I was so shocked when I found yout you had died. I still have memories of you in Scotland with Nobodaddy and when you used to work for my dad at the university of St. Andrews. I told my dad and he was really sad but said you were a great guy. All the best always in my thoughts.

-Steve Toon
10.1.11

From: Inger
I can't believe you have been gone two years. I still can hear your voice and laughter in my head. Miss you so.

-Inger
9.28.11

From: Brenda Fowler
Today, two years later, Gungi is not forgotten by those who loved him, nor by those who knew him. Rest peacefully my dear friend. - Boo Boo

Brenda Fowler
4.27.11

From: Brenda Fowler
Today I think of you as I often do. I am so grateful to have a place to share thoughts and memories I have of you. I find much comfort in knowing others held you in such high regard as myself. You are special, Gungi…and will always be.

Brenda Fowler
3.15.11

From: Inger
Miss you, Gungi.

-Inger
2.6.11

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, BB, and sons are always in the prayers and thoughts of my family & me. Take care, and God bless.

With Many Blessings, Love, and Hugs,

Gabby
11.28.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

BB, your sons, and your spirit are always in my family and I's prayers and thoughts. Take care, and God bless.

With Many Blessings, Hugs, and Love,

Gabby
11.19.10

From: John Schmiemeier
Was looking at some Def pyromania tour picutres this morning. U pyro Pete, Famous, and thought of you all day my friend...Miss u big guy, miss you very much.

-
John Schmiemeier
11.1.10

From: Norman Brook
Last night whilst watching a television show on music acts coming down here in Cape Town, my thoughts turned to one of my best friends from school. His name is Gordon Paterson, we lived close to each other in Cupar, where we both went to Bell Baxter High School. It had been years since we last bumped into each other in the Cupar Arms Hotel one Christmas. Gordon told me that he was now touring with bands as a sound man. It must have been in the early 1980s. So last night thinking about him I decided to try to find him via Google. You can imagine how deeply saddened I was to learn that Gordon had passed on last year.

Gordon, or Gungi, as he was nicknamed, lived in Upper Dalgairn Avenue and he had to walk past my house in a street called Front Lebanon on his way to school. We often walked to school together and through this became friends.

Gordon was always into his music, I remember heading round to his house to watch The Old Grey Whistle Test, to tape the new music charts on a Sunday night, or to listen to a new album he had just bought.

Gordon towered above all the other kids at school but he was a gentle soul despite his size. Whilst he could easily have used his height to intimate others, this wasn’t in his makeup. He was actually often picked on at school because of his size. I suspect that this experience moulded the quality that has come through strongly on this notice board, that Gordon someone who cared about and looked after others. Someone who did not tolerate bullies.

Gordon and I both left our roots in Cupar to pursue our schoolboy interests, in his case music, in mine sport. We both had the opportunity to travel the world, mix with the very best and to do something that we love doing. In reaching out to Gordon via Google, I had hoped we would be able to reconnect, that we might bump into each other somewhere in the world and share our experiences. It would have been wonderful to have been able to do so. I am just sad that I did not reach out to him some two years ago.

To Bridget and the boys, I hope the knowledge that Gordon is still remembered by those he grew up with is of some comfort.

Thanks

Norman Brook

10.22.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, BB, and your sons are always in the thoughts and prayers of my family and me. Take care, and God bless.

With Many Blessings, Hugs, and Love,

Gabby
10.5.10

From:
Danny Nichols
Dear Gungi,

Every time I go to a show I always glance over at the sound board, half expecting to see you mixing your magic sound potion. Just wanted to let you know that you will always be on the minds and in the hearts of those whose lives you touched with your kindness and generosity. It has been a pretty difficult year for the music industry and it has lost some fine people. At the very least, I know you are in great company. I am off to see Ozzy and Halford next month and, as usual, I will look over at the sound board and then smile, missing you but at the same time being thankful to have met you. See you on the other side one day my friend.

Danny Nichols & family,
Montreal, Canada

9.28.10

From:
Brenda J. Fowler
One year today. It does not feel like such time has passed since you left this earth to continue your journey. Perhaps the reason is that I hold you so closely with endearing thoughts and memories of a wonderful, wonderful human being...that made such an impact on me...then, and still today. I have pieces of you, as you have pieces of me. Nothing more can be said. You WILL live forever in my heart. I miss your hugs and words of encouragement dearly. I miss you.

My diligence and dedication to your family is front and center as promised. They are my family.

With love today and always, Boo Boo
9.27.10

From: Tom Harper
Ah my Scot, I've only just heard the sad news. I will always remember your amazing spirit and big heart, you one in a million Scotsman.

Your American,

-Tom Harper
9.14.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

My family and I always keep your spirit, BB, and sons in our prayers and thoughts. Take care, and God bless.

With Love, Hugs, and Blessings,

Gabby
8.12.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, sons, and BB are always in the prayers of my family and me. Take care, and God bless.

With Blessings, Hugs, and Love,

Gabby
7.7.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

My family and I always keep your spirit, BB, and sons in our prayers and thoughts. Take care. God bless.

With Love, Blessings, and Hugs

Gabby
5.30.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, BB, and your sons are always in the thoughts and prayers of my family and me. Take care, and God bless.

With Love, Hugs, and Blessings,

Gabby
5.21.10

From: Carolyn Henneforth
Tears For Fears just wrapped up a tour in The Land Down Under, NZ, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore and points beyond.

I'm betting you were right there with them the entire time, Gungi.

Gungi and family, you are in my thoughts.

-Carolyn
4.21.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

My family and I always keep your spirit, BB, and sons in our thoughts & prayers. Take care. God bless.

With Love, Blessings, and Hugs,

Gabby
4.3.10

From: Howard D J Howes
I've only just heard of Gungi's passing. I send love and respect to a great man. A trick of the tail.

-DJ
3.20.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, sons, and BB are always in the prayers & thoughts of my family. Take care, and God bless.

With Love, Hugs, and Blessings,

Gabby
3.3.10

From: Brenda J. Fowler
You are talking to me today, Gungmon. I hear you loud and clear as my heart is both pounding, and aching. I miss you terribly.
Today I cried (again) for my loss of such a good friend but more so for your wife and young boys that you no doubtedly loved with
all the passion and connection that two human bens can possibly have for each other. I promised to watch over them and I will
continue to do so.

Surreal, that is how it feels. It will be yet another hard day for me not to fold in sorrow but if I concentrate on your words and
remember the sounds of your encouraging, supportive voice I will press on and find myself in that better place you gave me. And
with that, I send you only the bestest ju-ju back at you my dearest.

You must know how much you were respected and loved. If you ever questioned it before it should be obvious now. YOU did make the
world better with your time here and let this website be testimony of the eternal impact you had on so many. I am grateful to have
a neutral place to lay my words. It makes me feel better like you always made me feel; better.

I know you are resting now. No pain, no sorrow.

Until next time. Love, Boo Boo

2.18.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

My family and I always keep your spirit, BB, and sons in our thoughts & prayers. Take care. God bless.

With Blessings, Hugs, and Peace,

Gabby
1.30.10

From: Lily Paget-Tomlinson
Gungi's Memorial...ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

For those of you who wish to attend the scattering of Gungi’s ashes, and his Memorial in St. Andrews, Scotland..........We hope to have this in the Spring, but do not, as yet, have an exact date. If you would like to be kept up to date, please contact us, (Lily and AB), at liyandab@blueyonder.co.uk.

Lily Paget-Tomlinson
1.22.10

From: Robert D. Bortolotti
Met "Gungi" in the early 80"s as a teenager that only wanted to become a Rock concert photographer, think it was at the Rainbow/Scorpions Concert in Montreal we first met and than began to run into him more frequently.

I remember he always went out of his way to help me, backstage passes, photo passes or just taking pictures from the sound board and I didn't really know him that well.

I will always remember the time he hooked me up to photograph Van Halen the next night after the Judas Priest show and he was working for Priest.

I didn't get to thank him for all he did, now I have all these pictures and mostly because his heart was in the right spot.

Robert D. Bortolotti
Ottawa, Canada

I think I have a picture of him in Rochester NY work for Judas Priest, if so I will submit it.
1.13.10

From: Steve Aitken
Gungi, Farewell

You were the first friend I made in high school, and probably the best
friend I had for at least 6 years before our interests began to diverge.

I first met you in 1966 in a school Physics lab in our first year at Bell-Baxter Junior High School in Cupar, Fife, where we were both in first year. We hit it off right away, and were friends for at least 10 years, only beginning to lose touch when you moved south, and I moved to St.Andrews. You and I put together a mobile disco, "Medusa Disco" when I was old enough to drive (19701) which we ran successfully from Cupar for about a year - we got good, and had lots of fun doing it until the tax man caught up with us :-(

When you were an electronics tech at Psychology, I also worked for
St.Andrews Uni as an electronics tech, in the Gatty Marine Lab, enabling us to build various musical/lighting equipment! I played rhythm guitar for a while, you roadied for Nobo Daddy from Cupar.

I remember your house at 20 Upper Dalgairn in Cupar, went there often, and your parents, both lovely people.

I knew you had become very successful in the PA/FOH mix world, and
was jealous of your many tour & concert anecdotes & stories when we
occasionally met up in "the Arms" in Burnside, Cupar, occasionally :-)
"As I was saying to Pete Townsend last week..."

The world is most definitely a sadder place for your loss, but no-one
who ever met you could forget you. Goodbye, mate, we had fun in
the seventies!

[ If it hasn't happened already, if ashes are to be scattered in St. Andrews, I would very much like to be part of that in some way, as I live fairly close by in Forfar. Would certainly like to express my sympathy to the family! ]

Steve Aitken, s.k.aitken@dundee.ac.uk

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish charity, No: SC015096

1.10.10

From: Chris Gilpin
I was saddened to hear the news today that Gungi is no longer with us. A year on tour with him was an experience I will never forget.
The man was a tower of strength in so many ways and will be missed all over the world.

RIP Gungi
1.1.10

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit, BB, and your sons are always in our prayers and thoughts. Take care, and God Bless.

With Love, Hugs, and Blessings,

Gabby
12.24.09

From: Carolyn Henneforth
It is Christmas Eve and this is going to be your first Christmas without your husband and father on this Earth and for that, I am so sorry.

But keep in mind that he is still with you all, his physical body may not be with you, but his spirit will never leave your sides, ever. He will be right beside you when the boys are opening the presents, he will be right beside you all during the Christmas meal with the family, and he will be with you on this night as he is every night. Gungi will be there.

BB and the boys,

Have a blessed holiday season, stay strong, and keep the faith. I don't know your family, but I am sending all of the positive vibes I can to you and yours.

Carolyn
12.22.09

From: Ronnie Turpie
Hi
I have known Gungi since he was a lab technician at St Andrews University in Scotland many years ago. We both moved to the bright lights of London sometime in the 70’s, and met up again at ML Executives “THE Who’s” Production / Rental Company.

I in the workshop techie role and Gungi in the FOH engineering role, learning his craft on many a tour; we were young and so eager to be members of the rock and roll fraternity. Gungi went on to great things as one of the finest FOH engineers the live music industry has ever heard, I slipped away into obscurity and tedium.
The world will surely miss this great passionate man, for his outstanding mixing skills and most of all, his amazing positive outlook and love of life. I miss you mate.

Warmest Christmas wishes to the Patterson family, may 2010 bring you good health, happiness and all that you may wish for.

Ronnie Turpie

12.14.09

From: Roger Coles
I've attended several shows that Gungi engineered from small to large venues. I was a big fan. I've done live sound for thirty years myself. The picture on the website captioned "Gungi prepares to spread Rock and Roll to the masses" by Ann Onimous, is a show I attended. That picture is the screaming for vengeance tour. It's the inside of Hampton Coliseum, Hampton Va.

I read an article not too long ago, about Scott Travis, drummer for Judas Priest wanting to set up his drums in the parking lot, (I believe it may have been that night in Hampton, Va.) He thought if he could just get Judas Priest to hear him play, he might get a chance to be their drummer. Scott left Virginia a couple of years later and joined Racer X, then Judas Priest.

I to have Lymphoma since "2005". My heart goes out to Gungi's family. He will be missed!!!

Roger Coles
12.14.09

From: Masae Oyakawa

Rest in Peace, Gungi.
I'm very sad to hear of your passing. Thanks for the great memories. I will never forget your smiling face. You are a "Metal God".

Lots of Love,
Masae Oyakawa (as neat_neat)
Kanagawa, Japan

12.8.09

From: Kate Paul
Toured with Gungi years back as a caterer on Judas Priest. Three
months in Northern Europe starting in January. I'll never forget his
height, or his grace with it & perhaps because of it. I'll not forget
joining in on the monitors to sing hell bent for leather (or our
version of it) along with the hot chocolate tray I used to carry out
to the sound/lighting desk through the middle of heaving euro metal
fans. Saddened to hear of his passing to cancer; I just lost my mother two weeks ago to this insidious one-name-for-all-kinds-of-horror. I wish his family all the best, and know they must take strength from volume of amazing posts about this lovely man.

peace,
KP
11.30.09

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

My family and I keep your spirit, BB, and your sons in our daily prayers and thoughts. Take care, and God Bless.

With Love, Blessings, and Hugs,

Gabby
11.12.09

From: Deb Hall
Hi, my name is Deb Hall and I was surfing Gungi and Bridget to see if they were on facebook or I could get contact information only to discover Gungi passed away recently. I was Gungi's Scuba Instructor on Maui for Open Water and Advanced Certifications. I became personal friends of both Bridget and Gungi while they resided on Maui. We lost touch and would love for you to get a message to Bridget for me. Deb Hall (diverdeb) - I'm in Denver now and would love to hear from her. I'm so sorry - Gungi was so full of life and sooooo young. It hurts my heart.

Thank You,

Deb Hall
11.10.09

From: Kevin Harvey
In 1976 I did my first tour with Gunji, back then it was common place to treat the opening act like a disease, but Gunji was not that kind of person in fact he told me: "Hey young man don't forget, this years opening act might be next years headliner." At the time we were standing behind 3 Mavis 15 into 3 consoles (Anyone that remembers those is definitely not a rookie) Consequently I never treated an opening act like sh*t (Unless they deserved it of course) Because of his solid advise I picked up quite a few tours. A lot of people mistakenly thought of Gunji as strictly a "metal engineer" which was bloody nonsense, because if you can mix you can mix, and Gungi could mix anything.! He was as comfortable at 98 db as he was at 114 db. Anyway I was lucky enough to see him shortly before he passed on, and though I held it together while I was with him, I freely admit to bawling my eyes out later on, because without Gunji showing me how to EQ a PA, stack and fly a Martin rig, (Later on he showed me how to get the best out of a Harwell system) as well as a ton of other basics. The truth is: Without Gunji's friendship I doubt very much that I would have made a living as a FOH engineer for the past 33 years. God bless you mate, you will never be forgotten.

Kevin Harvey
10.31.09

From: Carolyn
BB and sons,

I know that the loss of your husband and father is feeling very raw and hurts right now. Please know that things will get better. And know that your husband and father, Gungi, will be remembered, not only in your hearts, but in the hearts and minds of people all over the world.

I wish I could take your pain and loss away. If it was in my power, I would do so.

Brightest Blessings and peace to you,

Carolyn
10.29.09

From: Kelley Spratt
Hey, man...I am so sorry to hear... I heard the news from Steve Vai.
Wow, you will be missed, Gungi.

Kelley Spratt
10.23.09

From: Kristen
Hi, I'm Kristen Goure, Gungi and BB's next door neighbor and friend. It's been a hard few weeks around here, but Bridget and the boys continue to amaze us with their strength. On Tuesday we celebrated Gungi's 54th birthday with candles and memories and no small amount of chocolate cake. Gungi's spirit filled the house; we still hear his deep, soulful Scottish laugh in every corner; each time we turn our heads a certain way we catch a glimpse of his mirthful blue eyes and million-watt smile. We miss him but he is with us; though we feel his absence to our very cores, he is there also, exactly, always.

I want to let everyone who has participated in this site know how very, very much you have done and continue to do to provide strength and succor to this amazing family. I saw day to day how much the worldwide network of support did to engender hope in the darkest of days, incite laughter in the better ones, and instill even more courage and perseverance in an already amazingly brave man. Bearing witness to this amazing circle of support is one of the great blessings of my life. Gungi and Bridget have always been so humbled, thankful, and amazed by the outpouring of support. It speaks not only to Gungi's singular ability to bring people together and of the great love all who knew him felt for him, but also of the enormity of each and every one of your hearts. I feel (and I know BB does too,) that you are bodhisattvas, lamplighters along the path. No matter how far down the rabbit hole things go, friends provide the light of their love to see us through. Ten thousand thank-yous, ten thousand blessings to you all.

"This living is a guest house." --Rumi

"It's something other than else." --Monty Python

"No pity, no fear, only courage and strength." --Gordon Paterson

Happy Birthday, my dear dear Friend
Love, Kristen

10.21.09

From: Gabby
Dear Gungi,

Your spirit and loved ones are in my family and I's prayers and thoughts every day. Take care and God bless.

With Love and Hugs,
Gabby
10.21.09

From: Corinne "Punky" Scott
Happy Birthday to my dear sweet brother.
Oh, you behave now...
My wicked laugh will follow you forever, and the joy of becoming you sister (thanks BB) will last through eternity. See ya.

Corinne "Punky" Scott
No fear no pity: only courage and strength
10.19.09

From: Leslie Goldberg
I can't say that i knew Gungi. I only met the man once over 20 yrs ago. But as i was reading the article about his passing this morning, i realized who it was. As i said, i only met Gungi once... but he had stuck in my mind all these years as being a really nice person. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. The world could use more people like him. I only wish i had a chance to work with him.
10.12.09

From: Russell Carbonell
Gungi’s compassionate heart, his welcoming soul, friendly smile, and the irrepressible twinkle in his eyes will be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Love to Bridget and family

Russell Carbonell
10.10.09

From:
Mike “Lurch” Hirsh
I’m very proud to have given Gungi his first Hawaiian shirt a long time ago in a faraway galaxy.
At 6”10” I’m also glad I could always look Gungi in the eye.

Mike “Lurch” Hirsh a friend forever

10.9.09

From:
Tony Mendez
I was so blessed to have shared a small slice of life with Gungi on the
Fiona tour. Every time I hear Kate Bush I will always think of Gungi at
front of house doing sound checks. He was a truly beautiful human being and will be missed. Please accept my condolences to Bridget, sons and all family and friend. We will all miss him dearly.

Tony Mendez

10.9.09

From:
Yvonne Loxton
I don’t have the words to express how I feel losing the great man who became my “dad” nearly 20 years ago. I only have tears right now and if he knew I was crying he’d probably slap me on the back of the head. My thoughts and love remain with Bridgette “Mom” and Wolf & Baron. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Love you always,

Darling Daughter #1

Yvonne Loxton

10.8.09

From:
Bret B. Dowlen
I cannot express the loss. Gungi stood up for me and my company on two separate occasions in getting me work and getting me paid. I have never experienced anything like this before or since. He explained that the band would not play unless the radio station that was hosting the show paid me for a previous show and then paid me in advance for the up-coming event. That completely unselfish gesture and Gungi's affection for the speaker cabinets that I had designed and built will stay with me forever. I was very fortunate to have worked with him and will treasure his views and his support forever. He was one in a million. My most sincere condolences to his family and all that knew him.

Bret B. Dowlen

10.8.09

From:
Amiee & Billy
It's hard to find the right words to say goodbye to such a great guy...We were so saddened to her that Gungi had passed from an engineer here in Atlanta. I met Gungi in the late 80's on a David Lee Roth tour in Richmond & we continued to be friends through many of his tours. We lost touch for awhile until we crossed paths again in 2006 on the Fiona Apple tour. He was so proud of his lovely wife and handsome boys. He always came up with the funniest sayings and he will never be forgotten by his many, many friends.
I know the sound on the other side is the best that it can be :)
Your family is in our prayers.
We will definately miss you big guy!

Lots of love,
Amiee & Billy
Athens, GA
10.8.09

From:
Troy C. Kliesch
The KING of heavy metal mixing. The day he walked up to me and said " SOUNDS GOOD SON " I knew that I had made it! (RIP Gungi.) I would have never made it without you.

Troy C. Kliesch
10.7.09

From:
Stuart Lindgren
Bridget and sons, please accept my sincere condolences. My meditations are filled with the love you feel for your husband and father. May the blessings of love & light mark his way home. Namaste...

Stuart Lindgren
10.6.09

From:
John Rubero and family
I was fortunate to have crossed paths with Gungi as part of our shared parenting experiences. Mundane circumstances in comparison with the travelogue-type anecdotes I've read here, but great times, nonetheless. The first time I met Gungi was at a scout meeting for our oldest boys, who were classmates... just an interesting and delightful person. The second time I talked to him, I called him by his given name, and he said warmly, "my friends call me Gungi". He is the most magnetic person I've ever been around, and it was obvious from the minute I met him. It's clear from the postings on the board that he is a stalwart hero to a lot of people. It's easy to see why. After our kids wound up in different schools, I didn't have as much contact with him, which I will always regret, and I will miss those chance encounters, seeing him in the school office- the rare times I'd see him, but I will never forget Gungi.
Bridget, Wolfie and Baron, we are thinking of you.

Love,
John Rubero and family
10.6.09

From:
Tim Strabwridge
SAD DAY. OUR GREAT TEACHER WILL BE MISSED
10.6.09

From: Tony (Swish) Curtin
It was a big shock to hear that Gungi had passed away. I always remember the day I first meet Gungi It was on Ozzy on "a Shot in the dark tour" and I was his bus driver (swish) and it was my second tour in rock and roll. This guy turned up to my bus I opened the door and the first thing he said to me was "rite driver what are you going to do about me" I looked at the size of him and thought he's not going to fit in the bunk! So that day we cut a hole in the bunk head so he could stick his feet through. And of course his saying when he got on the bus after the show "rite Then skin up" He looked after me on that tour I was green as grass. rest in peace Gungi

Tony (Swish) Curtin
10.6.09

From: James Poepping
RIP Gungi
You were a great person. May God take care of you always. You will be missed. See you on the other side.
10.5.09

From: Jay "Hot Sam" Barth
Gunji was a great one...and not as old as some of us hey Nitebob??
10.5.09

From: José Luís Carrato
All my prayers to the family,
I´ll miss you, bro.
10.5.09

From: Aaron Dilks
I don't understand sometimes why god takes all the good people early and leaves all the jerk offs. You will be greatly missed Gungi, You were always a great person inside and out. Not to mention a great engineer. RIP my friend

Aaron Dilks

10.5.09

From:
Bryan Hartley
Gungi , you will be missed by many..I am thankful to have toured as much as we did together over these many years.many good memories...you were one of a kind!!!!!!

Bryan Hartley
10.5.09

From: choukri
RIP
10.5.09

From: Mick Treadwell
It is all just to sad that we have lost a good man. The world of live music will never see the likes of your talent again. See you on the other side Gungi.

Mick
10.5.09

From: Rod (Red) Gibson
Rest in peace.
10.5.09

From: Rick Diesing

I always looked up to the big dog. God bless, rest in peace Gungi.
You will be missed.

10.4.09

From: Carolyn Henneforth
Bridget & Sons,

You are not alone in your grief. Stay Strong.

Love and hugs,
Carolyn
10.4.09

From:
Spy Matthews
We never worked together, and met rarely, but Gungi's reputation as a great FOH engineer and as a fine gentleman was only exceeded by his height!

Sincere condolences to his family on behalf of Smoother Smyth, Gus Thomson, Steve Dabbs and all at Delicate Productions.

Another legend passes. He will be missed.

Spy Matthews
10.3.09

From: John and Janet Rivett
Gungi. "Metal God!" Upon the hill, there was a cow, it must have gone, it's no there now. Goodbye old pal.
10.3.09

From: Jack Funk
Gungi , One of the great ones of our time has fallen. you will be missed, but remembered in great stories.
Rest in Peace my Friend.

From Jack Funk
10.3.09

From:
Ken Barr
So sorry to hear of your passing. There are no words at times like this. My condolences to your family. Rest in Peace.

From Ken Barr

10.2.09

From:
Jeannette
Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone
Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Mull was astern, Rum on the port,
Eigg on the starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in his soul;
Where is that glory now?
Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Give me again all that was there
Give me the sun that shone!
Give me the eyes, give me the soul,
Give me the lad that's gone!
Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.
I miss you terribly. God bless your soul. R.I.P.

From Jeannette

10.2.09

From: James Rephann
Thank you so much Gungi for the times we talked audio and talking to
me when I was a nobody.You were a great engineer and a warm and happy guy every time I saw you. The audio world has lost a GIANT of a great guy. You ARE missed brother.I hope there is an XL 4 up there with your name on it. God bless and thoughts and prayers to your wife and kids.I can't imagine what they are going thru. RIP big man you are loved by so many in our industry...
10.2.09

From:
Micky Curtis
Gods speed my old mate.
The things people will do to get out of a load out!!!!
There wasn’t a better man made on this earth than Gungi, sad sad to see you passing my friend, Jon Rankine sends his best from over my shoulder.
“I'm not really a welder yer know”
Best regards,

Micky Curtis

10.2.09

From:
John 'schmee' Schmiemeier
To a man that all that met him motivated them. I look back at the Def Lepperd and priest days with Fond memories of which you were a large part of. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family my friend..Rest in peace.

John (schmee) Schmiemeier

10.2.09

From:
Steve Cox
Rest in Peace Big Man.

Thanks for all the great memories Gungi it was a pleasure to have
known and worked with you, my condolences to your family, see you on
the other side my friend...

Steve Cox

10.2.09

From:
Marc Engel
Bridget and Sons:

My prayers and condolences to you and your Family as you work your way
through this very sad time. As you were the most important people in
Gunji's life, rest assured that you all have a 7' angel watching and
protecting you...

Feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do to help..

Marc Engel

10.2.09

From:
Dearest Uncle Gungi..

Well you weren't really my Uncle, but you were a continual loving, caring overseer of my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your presence, wisdom, assistance and happiness that you brought. I can still hear your voice and laugh and I'm remembering the fun moments we all had. You are such a brilliant light in my world and always will be, I miss you very much. It was an honor to know you and I am so proud of your courage and strength. You mentioned if I didn't get to see you before you left us that you would give a knock on my window sometime. I know that sign will come when I least expect it...and until then, I can sense your joyful Spirit in all. Thank you.

with deepest love
Solana

10.2.09

From:
Shelly Bos
To Bridget and the boys..

You must be feeling the loss of the great husband and father that Gungi was. I cannot imagine the empty space you must now feel. Please know that Gungi was one of the greatest human beings that I ever knew. His influence will be felt in the music and sound industry by all those that knew him and by all those who had the great privilege to work with him, for years and years to come. The first time I met Gungi was when we went to a show where Gungi was doing the sound. He was taller than my now ex-husband Rick Bos, who is 6'8''. Looking back, he was not only tall in stature, but he was tall in personality and generosity as well. His scottish accent was as musical as the great sounds he produced for others. He had a way of smiling that made everyone feel like family. He was so generous with his talent......he shared it with so many. There will be sound engineers that will owe their skills to the help of the one and only Gungi for years to come. He was so good to my children Matthew and Jessica Bos, who both play in bands. They looked up to him, not just because he was taller than their dad, but because he supported them as musicians. No one could ever take his place. He was not only generous with his talent, but he was generous in his friendship. He had that certain grin that made you feel like family. We should be grateful that he is now out of the horrible pain that he has suffered, and we will let him go and move on. But we will never ever forget the influence he had on our lives. From one "Scott" to another.......May you finally go home to the beautiful land of your birth. You will be missed by everyone, but you will NEVER forgotten by anyone.

Shelly Bos
10.2.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth
Bridget and sons,

I am so, so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I know this is a very difficult time for you all. Hopefully you can take some comfort in knowing that Gungi was a inspiration to many people and he made a difference in this world of ours. I wish you all peace and comfort.

Respectfully,

Carolyn Henneforth
10.1.09

From:
Geezer Butler
So sad to hear of your passing. You were the best! Thanks for the great memories.

Love,

Geezer Butler
10.1.09

From:
Rick Bos
Gungi has been the finest of friends these past 20 years. I first met him at Whitesnake rehearsals in North Hollywood in January 1990 when I was with DigiTech and have a picture of him, me (I’m 6’8”) and Adrian Vandenberg together – that would’ve been a fine basketball lineup.

He and I worked on so many projects I’ve lost count during my years at DigiTech, Mackie, Peavey and Gibson. He was especially helpful when I hired him to consult on some compact mixing board projects I was working on at Mackie as well as when I needed a contact for Artist Relations over the years. He was always able to find a way to get me in touch with whoever I was looking for. And I’ve lost count of all the free gear I gave him and to artists he asked me to fix up with an amp, guitar, mixer or whatever, and I was happy to do it.

I own a company now – XP Audio, Inc., which makes the Morpheus DropTune pedal, Bolt guitar amps, Motion Sound keyboard amps and Forge bass amps – and I wanted to hire Gungi to be on board full time. He had a wealth of knowledge that would have been a fantastic asset for product development, artist and crew relations, etc. We talked about it a number of times, but with the cancer running its course this was never to be, something that saddens me almost as much as his passing because it would’ve been great working with him.

And along with all of this Gungi and Bridget were (and Bridget still is) great and caring friends. They just don’t come any better.

I’m glad I had the time this summer to fly out and see Gungi several times as things worsened for him. And even though I knew the end was coming, it still sucks big time!

I think, like everyone else, we’re all going to miss that voice of his with its Scottish accent. There was never any mistaking who was on the other end of the line when he’d call me.

Gungi, you are sorely missed!

Rick Bos

10.1.09

From:
Jayne Andrews
We are all very sad to hear of your passing - but know that you are at peace now! Our thoughts are with your family.

love,

Rob, Glenn, K.K., Ian and Scott (Judas Priest) and Jayne xx
10.1.09

From:
JOHN CIASULLI
Rest in peace my Brother. A sad day in this world, a good day where ever the
good go.....ciasulli....

JOHN CIASULLI

10.1.09

From:
Danny Nichols
I still remember the first time I met Gungi. It was on the Deep Purple Perfect Strangers tour in Montreal. My first thought was...."holy s%it this has to be the tallest person I have ever seen in my life!"

Well, Gungi invited me and my family and friends to see one of the tourbuses. Imagine that...an 18 year old kid sitting on a Deep Purple tour bus talking with their sound engineer about sound mixing, what it was like to tour and listenng to the Perfect Strangers cd, which Gungi hadn't had a chance to hear yet. Gungi gave us a glimpse into a world that we would otherwise never have had a chance to see. He was kind and generous with his time and made us feel welcome. We had the good fortune of meeting Gungi again several times in the years that followed. Everytime he'd see us, he would remember us just like old friends and greet us with that big smile.

I am deeply saddened that Gungi is gone but I am also very happy to have known him and to know that he is no longer suffering. I know that he made this world a much nicer place to be in and touched the hearts of those he met. Our most sincere condolences to his family.

Danny, Susan and Steve Nichols
Montreal, Canada

ps Thank you to those who worked hard to help Gungi and his family.

9.30.09

From:
Jeff Hair
Gungi was my hero.
I'm not sure if he knew that or not, but it's true. Way back in the early days of Judas Priest I saw (and heard!) Gungi run sound. It was magical. It changed my life.
From that day on I knew I wanted to be a live sound engineer, and I wanted to pattern alot of my techniques and skills after what I had heard Gungi do with Priest. 34 years later, I'm still in the business and have worked with Gungi many times over the years. I just wish now that I had told him more clearly how very important he was to my own personal progress.
Gungi, You always will be known the KING of Live Sound Engineers, I respect you forever and even though we didn't know each other very well personally, I will never forget you. Thank you Gungi!

With EVERY respect,

Jeff Hair
9.30.09

From:
Nitebob
Rest in peace my friend...miss yah already

Nitebob

9.30.09

From:
Kevin Glendinning
We lost one of the good guys

Fiona never sounded better

We'll miss you Gung

Scotland's finest

Ecosse!!!!!!!!!

9.30.09

From:
Eddie "Dr.Evil" Oertell
Words can't express on how much the big man is going to be missed.
I know one things the heavens will sound great now.
much love and respect goes out to his family. God bless.
I love you Gordon "Gungi" Paterson..xoxoxoxoxo

Eddie "Dr.Evil" Oertell

9.30.09

From:
JonO
A giant of a man in all ways. You fought a good fight Gungi.
So very sad at the news of your loss.
My thoughts are with his family.
9.30.09

From:
Eric Rizner
I will never forget the time that I got to spend getting to know Gungi and some of the mixing techniques that I learned that I use still to this day. After hearing about Gungi's failing health a few months ago, I've had quite a good time going down memory lane. Thanks for the memories.

--Eric Rizner

9.30.09

From:
Ross Rylance
Many blessings to Bridget and family in this time! I am sorry that "Gungi" has left us.

All the best,

Ross Rylance
9.30.09

From:
RUDEONTOUR
A very sad day, he will be missed
9.30.09

From:
J.C. "Kurt" McLaughlin
I met Gordon ages ago and finally got the chance to work with him on several tours. We hit it off right away. I just loved his sense of humour..."I'm not that tall, only 5 foot 23 1/2 inches!" I will miss him.
9.30.09

From:
Richie Baron
From the Baron Family ..... Sorry for your loss .... he will be missed .... By Many !!!!
9.30.09

From:
Dirty Don Dailey
GUNGI IS IN THE BACK LOUNGE OF THE MAC-DADDY BUSS HEADED FOR HEAVEN!!!!!! GOOD SAILING MY BROTHER!!!!! DIRTY DON DAILEY...... Ps........I'm right behind ya!!!!!!
9.30.09

From:
Anthony "T-Man" Trovato
RIP
9.30.09

From:
Scott Snyder
RIP my friend
9.30.09

From:
Ashley Warnken
I had the privilege of visiting with Gungi last night in his home with family and friends. He looked like an angel! He was smiling they way he always did. It was one of the most beautiful and touching experiences of my life. I want to thank BB and the boys for allowing me and my family to share that with them.
My dad found this passage in a book last night and we wanted to share it with everyone.

Death

“Opening up to the pain of death, our own or that of someone we love, is one of the most mysterious blessings of life. Nothing focuses us more clearly on what matters, helps us drop our defenses more quickly or gives us more compassion for human suffering.

I used to think that the Angel of Death would be a terrible thing. I realize now that the Angel of Death would have to be God’s most tender and understanding angel, to be sent to us at such a significant, frightening moment. There are many among us now who have seen the Angel of Death or have had to start thinking about it before our time. Death has become one of our greatest teachers in the transitions to a spiritually awakened world.

“Death shall be the last enemy,” said Jesus. What He meant was that we would no longer perceive death as an enemy. We would recognize that death is not death but a recycling of energy, a re-modulation of the cells according to higher assignments in a soul’s progression. The spirit does not die, but rather enters new channels of life.

The power of God is greater than death. Our relationships are not severed at death, but refocused beyond physical connection. As our vision of life changes, so will the physical world. As we lift our eyes above the illusion of death, we will begin to see the eternity of life.

Jesus did not die when He died and neither do we.”

Marianne Williamson (Illuminata 116-117)

Ashley Warnken

9.30.09

From:
Pete Plympton
Thank you Gungi for simply making the world a better place.

Pete Plympton
Portland, oregon
9.30.09

From:
LEW BLEVINS
The world has lost a gentle giant but heaven has its ears back.

My thoughts and prayers are with Gungi and his family.

LEW BLEVINS

9.30.09

From:
Diana Swenson
Dearest Gungi,

I feel the heavy, numberless shadows today from your absence. My life will forever be blessed for knowing you, and my heart will always cry out for your love. I seek your voice, your patience, and your tall grandeur everywhere I go, looking into the eyes of every man I pass by, trying to find a soul somewhat close to resembling you, and still, all I feel is failure inside.

There will never be anyone in my life quite like you, my friend, my personal saint, and my role model through all my adult life so far...I will hold you up on a golden pedestal of love and grace, and the day anyone can match you will be the day I can finally let you go.

Please forgive me for wanting you here still, it's only because I LOVE YOU so much! Thank you for adopting me as your god-daughter. I promise to be a living example of goodness and kindness to your boys, I'll always be there for them, to listen and help them through trialsome times. I promise to be a source of healing love for your sweet Bridget.

I will never forget you and the kind things you have done for me. You took me to Ozzfest when I was 16 years old and gave me a backstage pass, you toured me around with your two young, sweet boys and showed me the inside world of the music I love so much today. Thank you for sharing your life with me!

I'll frame your picture and keep your lock of hair with me and tell all who I love that you are so much the reason that I turned out so well!

Goodbye handsome man, my dearest father figure, my greatest joy!

-Diana Swenson, ~your Angel~
9.30.09

From:
Debbie "giggles"
It always brought a smile to my face when i saw Gungi behind the soundboard- he was there for so many years and the 1st time he was not, although i did not know why, it made me sad to see he was not there. R.I.P. Gungi xo - and thanks for always bringing those smiles to my face

<3 - Debbie "giggles"

A few photos of Gungi that Debbie was kind enough to send:

Above: with Ken Downing of Judas Priest..probably 1986
and below with Deb in 1993
9.30.09

From:
Brad Rogers
It’s been years since I worked with Gungi way back in the days of Heavy Metal! I don’t remember if it was Kiss, Whitesnake or some other band with big hair, but I do remember Gungi!
Huge in stature, heart, kindness and talent.
You will be greatly missed.

Rest in Peace, My Friend!

Brad Rogers
9.30.09

From:
David Dumais
I unfortunately never had the pleasure of working with Gordon, and I say pleasure as that would have clearly been the appropriate word given the overwhelming amount of admiration expressed here by numerous, well recognized industry professionals and peers. Even so, it saddens me to acknowledge the loss of an individual who was so clearly a friend, inspiration, mentor and pioneer to so many and so much of our industry. It appears Billy Joel was right - “Only The Good Die Young”.

David Dumais

9.30.09

From:
Ian Eagle Dobbie
It is with great sadness to learn that my friend gungi has lost his battle with the dreaded disease.to have known and worked with gungi was an honour.we first toured together in1980, black sabbath. i smile when i recall gungi standing next to r.j.dio.i had the privelage of talking with gungi back in july when he told me it had been an honour to have known me,my answer was no sir the honour is mine to have known you.gungis family in seattle and scotland have lost a great human being. the tributes paid to gungi on this website by people known and unknown to me confirm this. my condolences to his wife and children. gone but never forgotten. rest in peace old friend.

Ian Eagle Dobbie
9.30.09

From:
Jeffrey Cox
I worked with Gungi on many occasions, and will never forget the look in his eye, or the wink, when it was right.

I know he’s inspired a lot of engineers, a lot of road dogs and a lot of humans to push for things that seem implausible. In this business we learn from each other. I learned a thing or two from you, dear Gungi.

Those are mighty, mighty angel wings… Fly on… “Meet you in the next world, and don’t be late. Don’t be late.”

Jeffrey Cox

9.30.09

From:
Jeff Williams
Words are hard to come by today. So many thoughts and memories of a person that I learned so much from. Back when I was a cocky kid just starting in the business, with TASCO, you took me under your wing and taught me so much about audio, touring, and life in general. You always had a pat on the back for a job well done, and a tap on the back of the head (I probably deserved more of those than you gave me) for doing something dumb. I appreciated them all. I will never forget stacking the Mountains of Harwell for you. It was always good to be one of your "Noise Boys".

My Thoughts and prayers are with Bridget and the boys.

I will see you on the other side.

God Speed my friend.

Jeff Williams
9.30.09

From:
Kurt & Dee McLaughlin
I had the absolute privilege to work with Gordon on many occasions. He was a true class act. I will truly miss him.

John C. "Kurt" McLaughlin 
9.30.09

From:
Kieran Roden
Could we please have brighter sunshine, warmer rain and less reverb in the thunder mix
Enjoy your tour

Kieran Roden
9.30.09

From:
Tom Roden
See you in the skies Captain Long Legs

Tom Roden
9.30.09

From:
Noreen, Kieran & Tom
If pebbles were medals
The shores would be yours
Sleep well dear friend

Noreen, Kieran & Thomas Roden
9.30.09

From:
Bob Millar
I've never been one for words but suffice to say, I'll continue to remember you with the greatest admiration. As will anyone who ever worked or touched glasses with you. My thoughts are with your family. RIP pal.

Bob Millar

9.29.09

From:
Rob Halford
This news is very sad. Gungi was a trusting sound confidante, hard worker, and he simply made it a pleasure to go to work. I extend my condolences to his family, and wish them much success in their future.

Rob Halford

9.29.09

From:
Brooksie
Gungi my lampost freind for so many years words are hard to come by love for every rest in peace

Brooksie
9.29.09

From: Inger
It has been an absolute honor to spend these last couple of days with
Gungi and his family. His wife Bridget gave him a most beautiful,
calm, loving and amazing send off to his new destination.

Inger

9.29.09

From: Bernie
Godspeed to you Gungi, my old friend. My love to Bridget & kids.

Bernie (Gungi & I on Spinal Tap World Tour)
9.29.09

From:
Mercedes Onorato
Dearest Gungi,

We would like to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH” for all the good moments, knowledge and strength that you shared with us in your visit to Buenos Aires….exactly…it was in September 2008 !!

No words to explain how sad we are…
A lot of nice feelings to express our admiration and respect…

For sure…that you are at this moment between angels….because…you are one of them !!!
Love you always dear friend !!

Mercedes Onorato & Sound Pro Latin America Staff.
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

9.29.09

From: Cat
RIP Gungi, you will be sadly missed, my prayers are with his family
9.29.09

From: matthew mifsud/THE FALCON
hi am a stage tech from aust called the falcon gungi my prayers go out to your family
9.29.09

From: Brad Skrip
Rest in Peace my FRIEND! You were and are a good man. God will bless you as you have led a wonderful life and have been a true friend to all whom you have met.
You will be missed.

Brad
9.29.09

From: Allan A Terry
Gungi RIP Its sad to lose good people.
My thoughts and condolences to all
9.29.09

From: Scott Snyder
RIP my friend
9.29.09

From:
Michael Kaye
Dear Gordon,

Thanks.

Thanks for being the example of professionalism, of humour, being the bus mom- of making us know that what we did onstage came through the big speakers to the world.

For being so fucking good that the band was always happy.
( and the third world sound companies still benefit from you diagnosing and fixing their problems I'm sure).

Thanks for putting up the brave fight and making the best of a situation.

Someone else referred to you mixing at the "gig upstairs"--- I hope they know to loose the riser and put the mix position at 95 feet.

Michael Kaye

9.29.09

From: Rick "Boink" Bazuin
Gungi taught me some cool tricks. Always had a smile on his face. I was happy to have met and toured with him.

Boink.
9.29.09

From: Matt Mead
Gungi,
Truly you were a man to look up to, literally and figuratively. I am honored to have met you, worked with you and learned so much from your wisdom and experience. Thank you for all you've done for all of us. You will be missed dearly. God speed friend.
9.29.09

From: Devine Taylor
Sorry to hear, hope things go well with the family and that they are our prayers.
9.29.09

From: Thom & Deb Grier
Gungi, you will be missed!

We only got to know Gungi a couple of years ago. We got to know him as a wonderful family man (not as a sound engineer, although we can tell from these messages in this guest book that he was very highly regarded in that area).

We got to know Gungi as a quiet, unassuming man. It wasn’t until after we had spent a few afternoons with him, Bridget, Wolfie & Baron that we found out how well known and respected he was WORLD WIDE. Then when he told us what he did for a living, you could tell how proud and excited he was about his career!

But what really made Gungi proud and excited was his family!!! Wolfie & Baron, your dad was so proud of you, he couldn’t wait to tell us about how you were doing! We know you’re going to miss him terribly but we also know that because of his wonderful influence, that you’ll both grow to be men he would be proud of.

Bridget, Wolfie & Baron, our hearts go out to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thom & Deb Grier

9.29.09

From: Adrian Selby
So terribly sorry to hear this sad news.

I first met Gungi sometime in the 70's. Many tours, many, many gigs, many bus rides, much laughter & friendship.

Seeing the names of people who have posted takes me back to what seems like another life.... although Gungi's death makes me only too aware that it is all the same life and can be cruelly short.
I am sad and proud as I think of the times that we spent together.

Rest in Peace Old Friend.

Adrian

9.29.09

From: Rob Cowlyn
It was with profound sadness I learned of the passing of Gordon "Gungi" Paterson, a most dear friend to so many of us, after his long and courageous battle.

Gungi was, without any doubt, one of the finest human beings who have ever graced this world. I had the extreme good fortune to know him for around thirty years, during which time I never once knew him to be angry with anyone. By nature he had such a generous spirit, always able to take a positive approach to any challenge, and always with time to help anyone in duress or cheer someone up on a bad day.

With his infectious smile, his crafted body language and cheerful cheekiness he impacted so many people on a daily basis, and in meaningful ways. Beneath that delightful exterior was an equally marvelous and sensitive interior, a deep and thoughtful person, with a true love of life.

His was a life to cherish now with memories, which flood my mind this day. So many of them, some personal, some professional, others both. We were touring together that tragic day we heard the news of the accident that took Terry “Pricey” Price from us all, and I’m certain the private reflective ceremony Gungi and I held that afternoon helped us both deal with that grievous loss. I still laugh out loud at recollections of he and I being out for dinner one otherwise boring Monday night off in Canberra, where we found ourselves at a table adjacent to the Harlem Globetrotters. Are you seven feet tall, they ask? No, he says, no – just 5’ 22 1/2” as he always stated of his height. Play ball, they ask? Maybe, he says, maybe…. Then in Maui, where he married the wonderful Bridget. Without a doubt the happiest day of his life, as he told me so, repeatedly! What a wonderful day!

It is true he will never be lost to us if we keep him in our memories. That we shall do. Of far greater concern, Bridget has lost her husband, and Wolfie and Baron have lost their father. Memories alone cannot sustain that level of loss, and his family needs to be front and center in our thoughts and prayers, with all our love and support.

To Bridget, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for enabling me to speak to Gungi by phone a couple of weeks ago. Knowing we were in real terms saying goodbye was extremely emotional, but not nearly as upsetting as had I never had that chance to do so.

Lofty, old son. I will love you always.

Rob Cowlyn
9.29.09

From: Preston Heyman
So sad to hear the news - but i keep smiling as i think of you leaving
the sound desk and entering the stage every night on the Kate Bush
Tour Of Life in your cowboy duds as James in "James and the cold gun"
- I would provide the shots on my snare drum as you tried to gun her
down with your rifle, you were "amazing" What a scene = We had so
much fun. If anyone wants to they can see it on you-tube filmed at
Hammersmith Odeon.
Gunge You were a fantastic soundman a great guy and a legend.
I will miss you mate and think of the good times.
Sending so much Love

Preston Heyman
9.29.09

From: Bill Allen
Rest in Peace old friend. You will be missed.

BA
9.29.09

From: Nik
You were a close family friend and a childhood hero to myself and my brother, and as an adult I am proud to have called you my friend. You have been a massive influence on my choice of career in music and sound, and I will never forget your encouragement, generosity and enthusiasm, not to mention a valuable insight into what it means to be truly rock n’ roll.

You will be extremely missed by all who knew you, but as you always did in person, my memories of you will always bring a smile to my face.

My thoughts, love and prayers go out to BB and the boys at this very sad time.

May you rest in peace Gungi.

Nik

9.29.09

From:
Matthew Bos
Very fond memories of rock concerts and hanging out with you and my dad, the two tallest guys around. It was the coolest. ? Gungi, thanks for being a great friend to my Dad and our family, you will be missed.

Matthew Bos

9.29.09

From: Hayley Bos White
So sorry to hear the news this morning about Gungi. Our family's
hearts go out to Bridget and the boys during this hard time.
Gungi was such an awesome person, and such a sweetheart, we will never forget him. How can you forget a guy taller than
your 6'8" tall dad anyway right? I'm so glad my dad was able to visit
him several times in the last few months. Gungi was an
incredible friend to him, and I know he will be missed dearly.

<3 Hayley
9.29.09

From: Doug Hall
Dear Mrs. Paterson,
I am so saddened for you, & you're children's huge loss, ... in
Gordon's passing.
Gungi was a class act, ... that won't be repeated, ... Super engineer
& human being!
A whole lot of people are better off, having shared some time with
Gungi, ... including myself.

Sincere Condolences,

Very Best Regards,
Doug Hall

9.29.09

From: Batty
Today this rock and roll world of ours is a far sadder place with out you, your smile, your friendship and your bravery, i will never forget you Gungi. May gods eternal light shine upon you, may you rest in peace.

Batty X
9.29.09

From: Larry Melero
My prayers go out to his family. You will be missed.
9.29.09

From: Bobby Danelski
My condolences to friends and family
9.29.09

From: Sam Kriemelmeyer
I only got to do one tour with Gungi. He was the man.
9.29.09

From: Michael Jeanes
I haven’t seen Gungi for a long time.. Not since Whitesnake and Judas Priest in Japan...
Best damm loudest house mix you will ever hear and still hear everything!
RIP noise boy.
9.29.09

From: Steve Guest
R.I.P. Gungi. You'll forever be an FOH legend.

I only met him once at a multi-band gig in NYC. It was a true pleasure to work with such a great guy.

My condolences to Gungi's friends and family.

9.29.09

From: JAMIE DARDANIS
IT'S A SAD DAY FOR ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!! YOU WILL BE MISSED.
9.29.09

From: Jen Kreps
My Condolences to the family, may you rest in peace my friend, love and light....SUNSHINE!! My condolences as well, to a great man then, now and beyond!

Jen Kreps
9.29.09

From: Jim Bethel "Amish"
Though I never met him, just hearing his work has helped me to move towards perfection in all things Sonic, see you in the "Air."
9.29.09

From: Rick Fagan
Peace on the other side...
9.29.09

From: Michael Russell
Didn't know him but it's not to say that loosing someone in our field is just plain sad. My thoughts and prayers go to him and his loved ones.
9.29.09

From: Jay R Schwartz
The world is a bit more quiet, but not for the better.

This is a sad reminder that we're not still 10' tall and bulletproof as we acted and believed back in the 80's when we toured the world with hair bands.

My thoughts and condolences go to all his family and friends.

Jay

9.29.09

From: Michael P. Mule
I did some of my first tours with Gungi in the early 80's. I will never forget him handing me down Martin horns off the top of the stack while I tried to keep up with him. he taught me a lot back then. A Great person and Great engineer who could make anything sound good.
R.I.P. Gungi
9.29.09

From: Tom (TC) Calcaterra
Gungi,my old mate, I have no words....My thoughts are with your family Gung!
T.C.
9.29.09

From: Vid
Gungi was the kind of man we all wish we could be. Strong, cool and collected. Someone that we all looked up to, not just in size(and I thought I was tall), but in how we should treat people that we come across in our lives. I had done many tours in the 80's and 90's with him, and learned a great deal. Many of you were on those tours so you know exactly what I am talking about.
Sure I got stories, but that’s for the bar when we are together having a laugh.
At your gig today or if your visiting one, take a moment to look at the PA and think and reflect how he made our lives richer, for the time we spent with him.
Rest in Peace my Friend. And Thank You.
9.29.09

From: Jamey Brock
I have one very vivid memory of Gungi....I didn't know him well, but he welcomed us out while doing support for the new media servers used on SOAD.

Carl Wake shows up with a new leopard print hair do, and Gungi stands over the back of Carl, looks down at his head, and says, "Nice HAT!" Everyone rolled! He just walked away grinning....

I am sure there are many great stories to be told, and celebrate such wonderful life, full of great adventures! We should all aspire to so much.

Thanks for the memories, and inspiration Gungi!

9.29.09

From: Glenn C. Bowman
I had the privilege of working with Gungi on System of a Down several years ago. Wonderful person and a loss to our industry.

My prayers are with his family.

Glenn Bowman

9.29.09

From: Paul Owen
The industry has lost a true legend, i had the pleasure of working with Gungi many time in the past years, even as early as Deep Purple in 87, he will be greatly missed.
God bless you Gungi
9.29.09

From: Rich Vinyard
He will be missed

Rich Vinyard
9.29.09

From: Brad Greenberg
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. You will not be forgotten
9.29.09

From: Anthony Carr
Sad sad news

RIP

9.29.09

From: Big Al
Via Con Dios my friend...
9.29.09

From: Barrie (Barru) Evans
Gungi, a true gentle giant, you are already missed.

I didn't see much of you once you had had moved to the States, but the mere mention of your name always brought a smile to my face.

Your suffering is over now my friend, but be assured, you will never be forgotten.

I lost my mum this year, who was also suffering with cancer, so I understand that pain.

My thoughts and prayers go to Bridget and his sons.

I'm raising my glass to you, cheer's mate, glad to have known you.

9.29.09

From: Louis Ball
Well this really is a sad day... Lets hope that you can now be at peace..My thoughts go out to Bridget and the boy's
I will cherish the years we worked together... So Farewell Pal Love and kisses
9.29.09

From: Richard Ames
A brave man to the end. I gave him his first job as FOH on the Kate Bush Tour of Life in 79, I still remember the audition, in the Hammersmith Odeon playing tapes as KB and family listened to the system. He told me last month it was his favorite tour and it was a real pleasure to have worked along side him. RIP Gungi xxx

Richard Ames
9.29.09

From: Mike Buffa
R.I.P my friend...
9.29.09

From: Neil Studs Watson
A very sad day. A true Legend and I am very grateful for knowing him let alone work along side him.
All the best mate
9.29.09

From: Aron Michalski
I knew somehow that I would write this from a bunk, my ears ringing and my day done. I once had a bunk below Gungi and as I was Falling asleep I thought I saw the top (his bottom) moving; I didn't give it much of a thought. In the morning we found that the bus company had secured the bunks with a handful of small wood screws and all but one of them had sheered off. I was one good pothole away from having this big wonderful friend crush me.

I could get wrapped up in regrets but he'd have none of it. He had a way of disarming the overly serious such as myself and lighten the mood of the room, no matter the size.

Be at peace, release the long pain and know that we carry your memory with us like a shield, a beacon, a relaxing breath, a breathtaking kick drum strike, a gentle, rolling Scottish laugh that sounded like it looked and transformed us all.

We are all richer for having known you.

9.29.09

From: Yann
What a very sad news. I got the chance to work next to Gungi for about a week in Paris (france) couple of years ago. The man was just perfect, Gungi I’ll miss you, I had the week of my life. Rip Gordon. Toutes mes condoléances a sa famille.

Yann
9.29.09

From: Tobias Niedenthal
R.I.P.
9.29.09

From: Colin Boland
So sad. RIP Gungi. Such a nice man.
9.29.09

From: Peter James Currier
I hadn't seen Gungi for years but never forgot him, what a lovely man the world is a poorer place without him.
9.29.09

From: Steve Wood
I'm so glad that Gungi and I spoke only recently as during that conversation it wasn't actually said but he intimated to me that the end was near and I choked up on the call.....we had know each other for more than 20 years and had toured all over the world with so many different bands.

He would always greet me with the words, "Ah, Mr Wood" in that Scottish tone and I would always reply "Ah, Mr Gungi"....in fact it was that way when I called him only a few weeks ago.

My thoughts and my prayers go out to his wife Brigitte and his 2 sons who hopefully will take some comfort if they read all of these posts, knowing that Gungi was loved and respected by his peers, a joy to be around and a consummate professional who's reputation was truly world wide.

I already miss Gungi but at the same time feel honored to have known and worked along side him

RIP

Steve Wood

9.29.09

From:
Bill Sheppell
RIP Gungi. My heart goes out to your family. You are missed.

Bill Sheppell

9.29.09

From: Mical "Mikey" Caterina
I'm going to miss you bro...
9.29.09

From: Charles
Our Sympathy to wards the death of Gordon.... R.I.P.
9.29.09

From:
Carl Davino
My condolences to Gungi's family and to our "family" of Road Guys & Gals...Gungi touched so many lives. He will be missed. A gentleman and a talent. To all the guys at Tasco, again my condolences.

Carl Davino

9.29.09

From: Steve "Shorty" Kades
Gungi,
It's been 15 years since our last meeting, that’s the road for ya, our prayers are with you and your loving family. RIP My Friend,

"Shorty"

9.29.09

From: Cdub
To have the blessing to know you, have had the opportunity to work with you, and the beauty to have felt your friendship, I will always be humbled and thankful. I love you, I feel you, and I miss you.

C
9.29.09

From: Jon Martin
Godspeed Brother.

Save some room at FOH up there!

9.29.09

From: Richard Fantl
My condolences go out to Gungi. He raised the bar for mixing metal. We will miss him dearly.
9.29.09

From: Mike Bess
No body ever gave me as much shit as Gungi. I will never for get him asking me "So Bessie.......What's it like.......What's it like being such a big homo!". Ah ....Gungi my brother you will live in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family.

Bess

9.29.09

From: Shifty G
R.I.P. Gungi. It was a pleasure and you will be sadly missed.
9.29.09

From: David "Fozzy" Fosbinder
Aloha my friend...your wisdom will live on forever!!!!!
Fozzy
9.29.09

From: Dennis Stone
We lost another pioneer Gungi was one of the Best! Kick it with Randy, Steve, Jimi, RIP, Brother, You will be missed!
9.29.09

From: David C.Jackson
G'bye Gungi. So sad that you finally had to leave, I'd hoped we would meet again in this life. Maybe in the next, bon voyage bro'.
9.29.09

From: Brian "Wookie" Wolk
Raise a toast to a much respected and loved individual. Never met Gungi, but worked with many who did. Old school soldier. Pleasant journey.
9.29.09

From: Nori
A very sad day for us, all his friends in Japan.
Gungi, your spirit will be with us forever...RIP
9.29.09

From: Rob Treloar
God Bless
9.29.09

From: Bob Dallas
Gungi:
You are a legend my friend and that will transcend time, whoever is up in rock and roll heaven standing behind the console...move over and put in the ear plugs...Gungi has arrived! and it is time for him to show you how it is done...You were one of the best . and that is a testament in itself...rest in peace my friend!
My condolences to his family...immediate and on the road!
9.29.09

From: Stuart Gray
MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL HIS FAMILY FAR AND NEAR. R.I.P.
9.29.09

From: Patrick Mcgovern
:( very bummed but kind of knew it was coming Gungi was great man i haven't seen him in along time but i still think of him once in awhile and still will till the day i join him where ever we go ! he was one of the nicest ,friendliest people I’ve met in this business too bad he had to leave so soon :(
9.29.09

From:
Herman Ward
RIP Gungi my prayers go out to your family.
peace and love,

Herman Ward
9.29.09

From:
Thomas Howard
Gungi... indeed you will be missed. I remember the going head to head with you three shows in a row, something about rigging points and sight lines in one city, barricade and subs in another, and subs in a fire lane is a third. You were a man of integrity, who helped make shows memorable for millions of music fans! you will be missed indeed.

Thomas Howard

9.29.09

From: Joel Reiff
I am very saddened to hear that we have lost a true pioneer and a good guy. He'll live on every time a power chord chimes. My condolences to his family. Wherever he is, I'm sure he's turning it up to eleven.
9.29.09

From: Anthony Byrd/T-Byrd
I am so sad to hear this,My heart and soul go out with respect and honor of knowing a great man and mentor.He was a great guy and a respected sound engineer and I am glad to have known and worked with him on occasions. "Gungi", you are the BEST and You will be missed and always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. RIP
9.29.09

From: Jamo Rephann
What a sad day.RIP Gungi my friend.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers...
9.29.09

From:
Tim Lawrence (Poppa Smurf)
Here’s to an Old Brother, and a new soul, may your passage be safe..I will miss you my friend...

Tim Lawrence (Poppa Smurf)
9.29.09

From: Michael Nachtigal
My sincere condolences, sad news
9.29.09

From: Pinky
From the first moment I met Gungi, I was flattered by the respect that he gave to the opinion of a mere 'local laborer'...and over the years and the many more co-working experiences we shared in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was always humbled by the fact that this man ALWAYS had time to hang out and talk.
I was saddened to learn that he had spent time in a hospital (literally) behind my flat here in SF while I was home off tour, so close that I would've visited him daily, if only I had known...
I am a better man for having known, experienced, and worked along side Gungi, GOD BLESS.
...cheers..

Pinky
9.29.09

From:
Bobby Schneider
Dear Gungi

We lived thru the 80s and then some. Your a true example of a good man. Our thoughts are with you RIP my friend.
Deepest sympathies to Brigitte & the boys and your family. Hopefully we will all help to look after them.

Peace & much LOVE

Bobby Schneider

9.29.09

From:
Marty Weiand
What a tremendous loss to the industry. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I don't think i can ever see or listen to Judas Priest With out thinking about him, and how good it ALWAYS sounded, especially the kick drum (he did tell me his secret back in 88 on how he used to get that sound!) RIP my brother.

Marty Weiand
9.29.09

From: Hodgie
Hodgie
I knew him from TASCO, Very sad news , a really great guy, my condolences to his family.

Hodgie
9.29.09

From:
Jessica Bos
I had been thinking about you all morning, wondering how you were
doing and how your fam was doing... then I got the call and found out
the news. My heart is so broken. I am so glad I came up to visit you
this summer with my dad. It was so good to see you. We will miss you
so much. I will still never forget the first time I saw you when I was
only a little girl and thinking, wow, someone actually taller than my
Dad! ;D I'm glad we moved close to you so we could have dinner
together and you could come see my band play, and so I could get to
know Bridget. She is an amazing and strong woman. Loves to her and
your family. May you rest in peace now. <3

Jessica Bos

9.29.09

From:
Jim Manngard
Sorry to hear the sad news! May Gungi RIP and God bless him and his family and friends! He will be truly missed by us all. He was a great guy! Cheers to Gungi!!!

Jim Manngard
9.29.09

From: Marshall Sweeten
I will always remember you my friend. I was working for Light + Sound
Design when we met.

Rest Easy,
Marshall Sweeten
9.29.09

From:
Afton Hefley
Gungi,

Thank you for all that you have taught me out on the road and even
more so in life. Your positivity and spirit are inspiring, to say the
least and I'm am so fortunate and grateful to have known that. You
are missed tremendously.
Rest in peace, dear Gungi.

Love,

Afton Hefley

9.29.09

From: Batty X
On such a sad sad day i think of you Gunge and i get a massive smile break out on my face, i reckon i'm not alone, rest in peace pal.

Batty X
9.29.09

From: Jack Funk
One of the great ones of our time has fallen. you will be missed, but remembered in great stories.
Rest in Peace my Friend.

Jack Funk
9.29.09

From:
Daniel Keller
No matter how forewarned one is, the news is still hard to swallow. Gungi, you made such an impression on so many, even those of us who only met you briefly. You could have easily said you were too busy to spend precious pre-show time with yet another artist relations guy, but you went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. As is clear from all the other posts here, that was your way, each and every day with everyone you met.

God speed, brother. There's much love in your wake.

Daniel Keller
Get it In Writing Inc.

9.29.09

From:
Steve Brumbach
I have a heavy heart today. I have shed my tears for my friend. From
this day forward I will always have a smile when remembering the
gentle giant. His compassion, good humour and kindness are what I will
remember most. Save a place at the table my friend... in due time we
share a smile again! My condolences to Bridgette and the boys. To the
last I know his only concern was for his family.

Steve Brumbach
9.29.09

From:
Debbie Wunder
This news saddens me. I worked with Gungi numerous times when he brought his bands through Late Night with Conan O'Brien and he was a perfect gentleman. It always was a pleasure to work with him - there need to be more people like him in the touring world. A terrible loss for anyone that knew him.

Debbie Wunder
9.29.09

From: Tina Beanz
They say that when people die, they only go as far as God and God is very near. Please send my love to Bridget and all of Gungi's family - at this so sad time.

Love you,

Tina Beanz
9.29.09

From: Nicky D
What an honor it was to work and hang out with you Gungi over the years. You made touring easy and down right fun. No one will ever be able to do the "over head mic dance" and well as you :) Thanks for the life long memories! The thoughts and prayers of the whole D'Virgilio clan are with you and your beautiful family.

Nicky D

9.29.09

From:
Muffie Alejandro
Gungi, go with God speed and be in peace. You were a giant in the industry. No one can fill that space quite the way you did and you are deeply missed.

Muffie Alejandro
9.29.09

From:
Jane Holman
Travel safe, Gungi, and carry our love to all our departed brothers and sisters. I'll be watching for your soul in the eyes of every tall, wiry young redhead!!

Jane Holman
9.29.09

From:
Gus Thomson
Gungi,
We will miss you.
RIP

Gus Thomson
9.29.09

From: Pash
I first met Gungi years back in Minneapolis. We had not actually met
yet, only talked over email, where he had told me to simply, "find the
big guy" when you arrive at the venue.
There was no mistaking this man, as he emerged from behind the
soundboard. He kindly took me and my son backstage and had a
wonderful chat. I had given him a hat, and of course it barely fit
over his Jeff Lynne style hair.
Over the years we communicated over email, and a few calls. It was
during this time I learned of his illness, and then his direction of
seeking help outside the USA. I don't think he ever thought of these
locations as offering "alternative" treatments.... they seemed the
RIGHT thing to do, for mind, body and spirit (sounds like Gungi -
doesn't it ?!?) I was always inspired by his quest and his strength
everyday. If you have read his blog entries, you'll understand. I
want to instill in my kids what he taught us all...
No fear, no pity only courage and strength.

Pash
Apple, Inc.

9.29.09

From: Roland Beckerle
He will leave a gap in our world.
We feel with his family.

Roland Beckerle
9.29.09

From:
Rick Smith
My heartfelt condolences to Bridget!

May you rest easy now Gungi the fight is over!

Rick Smith

9.29.09

From: Charlton Pettus
Ah Mr. Paterson,

I was perusing your guestbook and, apparently, you were not always
the mature, responsible, fixture of propriety and decency
nursemaiding middle aged children through airports and hotel lobbies.
some of those pictures were downright disturbing. folly of youth I
suppose. you are one of the good ones.

mr. pettus

9.29.09

From: Doug Petty
Gungi

It has been an honor and a pleasure getting to work with you as well
as getting to know you these past few years. You are a great friend
that I will always have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration
for.
I feel very fortunate that I was able to get to know you and I think
often of all of the good times we had.
You're the best,

Doug

9.29.09

From:
Blaine Brinton
Thank you for setting the standards high, whether mixing a band or fighting a courageous battle over the past few years--always with that award-winning smile on your face. The smile continues to shine down on us as an ever-present reminder of what you gave to our industry and this world. You’ll be missed brother.

Blaine

9.29.09

From:
Gary Westman
No ego, no drama, no white gloves. The best person to work with. We have missed you for years but now forever. Let us that knew him not forget Bridget and the boys in our prayers.

Gary

9.29.09

From: Kieran Healy
For Gungi & Family

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

God Bless you Gungi old friend,

Kieran Healy

9.29.09

From:
Kevin Zuber
I just feel priviliged to have known gungi for quite a while now and living close by was able to visit with gungi and his family often. He fought this disease with everything he had and used every resource possible. Always with such a positive attitude despite the circumstances. Im really gonna miss you my friend and all the long talks we had about music and life over the years.

Kevin Zuber
9.29.09

From:
Sophie Baudin-Saillet
Gungi,

Fais de jolis rêves,
Tendrement,

So
9.29.09

From:
Glenn S. Kaufman
Our industry has lost one of the VERY BEST and you will be missed always but NEVER FORGOTTEN...
We toured the rockin eighties together and I have always had much respect for who you have been to SO MANY...
My heart to your family in this time of grief....REST IN PEACE old friend.....

Glenn S. Kaufman

9.29.09

From:
Brad Skrip
Rest in Peace my FRIEND! You were and are a good man. God will bless you as you have led a wonderful life and have been a true friend to all whom you have met.
You will be missed.

Brad
9.29.09

From:
Jan Janvier
Well, now there is a Great Soundman to mix for GOD's Rock Band!!
Rock On Gungi, See you on the other side!

Jan Janvier

9.29.09

From: Roger Gibbons
Gungi – my friend, teacher, mentor…..The world is a smaller place without you……Much love and respect

Roger

9.29.09

From:
Glenn C. Bowman
I only worked with Gungi for a few weeks many years ago, but he was a great person to work with and especially to know. In our small community of professionals and friends it’s nice to know there’s so much support for someone. This outpouring of kind words and memories shows how much you will be missed, Gungi.

Glenn C. Bowman

9.29.09

From: Heather Burns
And you pray for sun in a frozen wind
And you make your bed on the street
And you keep your spirit awake
And you mix your blood with the beat
I will be free
I`m meant to be
I will be free
In the end that`s something worth fighting for.

Heather Burns

9.29.09

From: Andrew Battye
To have known him, is to have loved him.
9.29.09

From: Spencer
I was very intimidated by his height & status as 1st timer in the States doing sound for the opening act (FF) for Megedeth,but he was a really nice guy,showing me some stuff comforting me, great guy U will be missed, see u later,

Spencer
9.29.09

From: Philip Wilkey
Over 30 years of friendship and too many tours to remember....Gordon I love you and you'll be the first one I'll come looking for.Goodbye for
now me old mate......see you on the other side.
9.29.09

From:
Malvin Mortimer
Gungi P. How dare you leave me!
You and I enjoyed so many (at least one, anyway) fabluss moments as we tried to change the world in the 80"s. It has been too long.
Remember when you told me that my head was all red and pink? Well I am here and now to tell you that I am still of those colours and will
never forget the times we shared during the time that you purported to be the FOH guy and I pretended to know what I was doing whilst faking my job as GTR tech for SMC. (I hope that you will be in his company now... he still needs a kick in the bollocks, so go to it)
I will never forget our friendship, I will never recover from my stiff
neck . .... caused by trying to look up at you for so many years.
You will always be very tall and I will always be very small....though
in equal measure, you always made me feel that I was standing on an
honest orange box. As I stand as tall as possible just now... In your honour. I remain pink of head and red of neck...... Knowing that you will be the only chap to get it. You are such a good egg... Sunny side up mine host... and here is to you with bottoms up.


Malvin

9.29.09

From:
Del Palmer
This is indeed a sad day...
Gordon was a huge bear of a man with a heart to match!!...
I remember well the first day I met him in 1979.. He said to me
"Don't worry Del I'm gonna make you sound fantastic.."
And he did....
I know Kate will be so sorry to hear of his passing but we all
know that he is now no longer suffering..
All that is left is to remember a wonderful, caring, beautiful spirit..

Goodbye Gordon!!!.....

Del Palmer

9.29.09

From: Richard Ames
Regards
9.29.09

From:
Amy Keys
My Dear Gungi. What can you say about such an amazing and wonderful man. I wish that I had been able to see you at least once more. Though, I'm very happy to have a beautiful "picture" in my mind of that great wide smile and the sound of that booming voice in my ears. Our loss is truly Heavens gain. God's speed and peaceful rest, my dear friend. You will be sorely missed.

Amy Keys

9.29.09

From:
David R Shadoan
The world has become a quieter place. All our thoughts and prayers to Gungi’s family. Dave Shadoan and everyone at Sound Image.

David R Shadoan

9.29.09

From: Dave Hill
Gungi was a frequent visitor to the Rainbow back in the late 70's when I was Stage Manager and we had so much fun back then, and somehow still managed to do our jobs......My deepest sympathies...

Dave

9.29.09

From:
Brenda J. Fowler
Tonight I am summoned to your home. A home I could call my own; to say good bye to a dear friend. A friend who made me feel as family. I held your your once warm and soft hand, I kissed your once all too high forehead, and I gave my sincere wishes to a man who looked finally at peace after such suffering for too long. Bitter sweet as it may be Gungi, I bid you farewell to tour yet another new venue that will keep you on the road to eternity.

God bless you. God bless your survivors and friends. God bless all those you have touched.

It was an honor to be such a part of your life...as well as the life you gave me.

Forever grateful, your one and only, Boo Boo

Brenda J. Fowler
9.29.09

From:
Jimmy Robison
I'm so saddened to get this news. I worked with Gungi with Billy Idol
and I will miss his smiling face and fantastic presence. May you find
peace my friend,

Jimmy Robison
9.29.09

From:
Spragoo
Gunji, R.I.P. I love you brother, I will never forget our times together while we worked at TASCO, say hi to Pricey, I will see you guys in the future.

Spragoo
9.29.09

From:
Martin
So sad to hear the news, Gungi, you take with you respect and love from the entire industry, I just hope when I go I get the same... somehow I doubt it...

they are indeed sad wings of destiny...

Martin & all at the Judas Priest camp... xxx

9.29.09

From:
Justin Crew
Goodbye gentle giant, you touched my life and I will always remember you with great fondness.

Justin Crew
9.29.09

From: Blake Scott
I was blessed to have met you.
Thank you for your kindness
You have touched many and you will be missed
til we meet again gentile giant.

Blake Scott
9.29.09

From:
Michael Kenney
Goodbye for now, my friend...

Michael Kenney
9.28.09

From:
Bud Horowitz
I have such great memories of touring with Gungi in 1978 in Europe
with Devo, one of my very first tours. I remember how much I looked
up up to Gungi, both literally and figuratively.

Go with God, my friend, and know how much you meant to so many.

Bud Horowitz

9.28.09

From: Gabby
 
Rest in peace, Gungi. Your family and friends are in my prayers and thoughts.

Gabby

9.28.09

From:
Steve "Zoomie" Zelenka
Rest in peace Gungi.
You have been such a shinning light to so many.
You will be missed.

Steve "Zoomie" Zelenka

9.28.09

From:
Ann Verdura 
I don't really know what to say......thanks Gungi for always being a good friend to me, you have always been in my thoughts and always will be R.I.P. my friend.
Bridget, Wolfie, Baron m
My thoughts and prayers are with you, please call me if you need anything.

Ann Verdura
9.28.09

From:
Rusty Lowrey
So sad to hear. Gungi we're all thinking of you. Going to toast you with a shot of single malt scotch. Cheers mate!

Rusty Lowrey

9.28.09

From:
 John Lucksinger
It saddens my heart to lose someone like you R.I.P

Little John
9.28.09

From:
Curt Smith
R.I.P. my good friend. Through the sadness I had to smile today. I
asked you to stop by and lo and behold this afternoon a giant hawk
decided to fly into the glass front of my house. Me and the kids were
freaked out as we were sitting right there, but it dusted itself off,
lingered for a while on the pool deck and then happily flew away.
Thanks for that big guy.

Curt Smith

9.28.09

From:
Steve Grifiths
Sorry to have lost you, but pleased you have found peace. I will miss you and so will many others whose lives you touched. Farewell my friend, and my condolences to your family.

Grif
9.28.09

From:
 CHARLIE HERNANDEZ
MY FRIEND
HERES WHAT I HAVE KNOWN, YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PILLAR, A MONUMENT OF KINDNESS, BY FAR, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THESE KIDS TODAY, THINK THEY KNOW WHAT LOUD HARD MUSIC IS MEANT TO SOUND LIKE,
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW KIND AND GENEROUS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH LISA AND HOW MY YOUNG SON MARVELED WHEN HE FIRST MET YOU SO MANY YEARS AGO, AND TODAY HE STANDS UPON YOUR SHOULDERS ON TOUR WITH CLAIR AUDIO.
YOU HAVE MADE A MARK ON SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES JUST BY YOUR PRESENCE, WITH YOUR TALENT AND WITH YOUR KIND EYES THAT WOULD GLIMMER AND SPARKLE...OH ALL THOSE COUNTLESS NIGHTS OF HARWELL AND MADNESS... WHEN I WAS MY SON'S AGE WE HAD THE LIKES OF YOU TO LEAD THE PACK...THIS GENERATION WILL HAVE LARGE SHOES TO FILL AND LEARN THAT A SINGLE ACT OF KINDNESS TO A STRANGER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD...
HERE'S WHAT I DO KNOW, YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND ALL OF US STAND WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, DAY OR NIGHT, KNOW YOU AND YOURS CAN CALL ON ME.
9.28.09

From:
 Bobby Schneider
 Dear Gungi

We lived thru the 80s and then some. Your a true example of a good man. Our thoughts are with you RIP my friend.
Deepest sympathies to Brigitte & the boys and your family. Hopefully we will all help to look after them.

Peace & much LOVE

Bobby Schneider

9.28.09

From:
 Marty Weiand
What a tremendous loss to the industry. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I don't think i can ever see or listen to Judas Priest With out thinking about him, and how good it ALWAYS sounded ,especially the kik drum( he did tell me his secret back in 88 on how he used to get that sound!) RIP my brother
9.28.09

From:
 Hodgie
I knew him from TASCO, Very sad news , a really great guy, my condolences to his family. Hodgie
9.28.09

From:
 Seth Goldman
God speed Gungi...your loss will be felt my all who knew you. Rest well my friend
9.28.09

From:
 Barrie (Barru) Evans
I guess God has another good sound man in his squad now, catch up with you in the future my friend.

Thank you you Tracy, in some ways I am relieved, as I never wanted my friend to suffer anymore. He did fight the good fight, bless him.
9.28.09

From:
 DAVID DAVIDIAN
Gungi was a great man a great friend and a will always cast a huge shadow in thus business. Not because of his stature, but because of great skills, kind nature, and the way he made bands sound the best they ever had. I will miss him every day.

Tracy love and best wishes to you and to Gungi, it is always hard to accept this kind of thing and if anyone has the fight and the will to get through this it is Gungi. You are so wonderful to keep su all aware or his fight and I applaud you for that. I will keep in touch all the best always and I will pray for Gungi daily
9.28.09

From:
 Jim Ragus
So very sorry to hear of the passing of a legend. He was a true gentleman in a business where that can be a rarity. I consider it an honor to have known him. R.I.P.

Jim Ragus

9.28.09

From:
 Randell Gillespie
I was fortunate enough to have done at least one tour with Gungi. Remember him well and will always regret not knowing him better or getting the chance to work with him again. Rest in peace, with all that you accomplished and the hard fight you fought .... You have more than earned some peace.

Stay strong Bridget and family!

Randell Gillespie

9.28.09

From:
 Shawn "Gus" Vitale
R.I.P.

THE original metal mixer!

9.28.09

From:
 Tom Stark
 R.I.P. Gungi
9.28.09

From:
 Frank Robbins
So sorry to hear this..a great loss for his friends that knew him and for those who hadn't yet had the honor. Condolences and peace to his family. Gungi, you fought the good fight!! Now rest well...
9.28.09

From:
 Tim Harding
R.I.P. Gungi
My sincerest condolences to Bridget and the boys.

Tim H.

9.28.09

From:
 Jerry Harvey
Gungi was on my first tour in 87. He showed me what being an A audio guy was all about. He was always there to answer a young roadie question and because of that I never had an issue being up at 7 to build the Harwell pyramid ground stack because of who he was as a person. Our paths went different ways but I always considered him a friend and a mentor. i will miss him dearly.
9.28.09

From:
 David "Dopp" Colvin
Dear Tracy,
I am sorry to hear of Gungi's passing. I met him in the late 70's on my first europeon tour. He was working with ML sound at the time and was my FOH tech. He was an unforgettable character even as a young man. A red headed giant, that was fearless, stacking martin bins, philly shaves, and emilars to the ceiling on narrow procenium thrusts, that were common in Europe but unheard of in the states. He was quick with a joke, and when the tour wrapped up in Belgium he announced to me with a knowing smile, that " You've done the twist, kissed pretty women, and been to Brussels, You're a man of the world."
I Always considered him a good friend and now 30 years later I bid him Farewell. 
9.28.09

From:
 Sean Haggerty
Gungi, a CLASS act thru and thru.............thanks for the advice and great humor. My best to his family.

Sean Haggerty

9.28.09

From:
 Kenny Leath
 I will miss him
9.28.09

From:
 Eve Lombard Rule
 I am so sorry - He was a real sweetie. Rest in Peace.
9.28.09

From:
 LD Glover
So sad to here this news. I was not aware that he was ill so the news comes as a real shock. I did many dates with Gungi back in the day. Always a good guy. Always had a smile. I am 6'6" and so he was one of the few people that I have met that I had to look up to. I was with Krokus in those days and he used to mix our sound on several dates.

I remember that Gungi knew that I loved the Judas Priest song, "Another Thing Coming", especially the drum part toward the end of the song and every time it was played, he used to crank the sound up and give me the thumbs up sign.

I lost touch with him after my road days were over, and now I wish that I hadn't.. Rest in Peace old road friend... You will be missed but not forgotten...

LD Glover

9.28.09

From:
 James Rivers
I met Gungi on the first world tour I did in 1984 as the FOH for Queensryche. He was a great guy and an excellent FOH tech. I'll never forget him...

JR

9.28.09

From:
 Jack Valencia
Fare well to a great smiling giant. He was big in stature and big in heart. In reading below, he touched many people and that is a great legacy to leave behind.
I knew Gungi from Tasco...all I can say is, thanks for the hearing loss!!. I remember If I would miss a lighting cue he would just trun around, smile and point his finger at me. I think he knew a lot more than just audio.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family

Jack Valencia

9.28.09

From:
 Guy Sykes
Gungi,

You will be missed... I had the pleasure of working with him on my first real tour with Judas Priest and Pantera in 1991. He was a great man and good friend over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

RIP Dear Friend

9.28.09

From:
 Don Weeks
I didn't know him on a personal level, though I did meet him a few times. I do remember him being a true gentleman and of course a great sound engineer. He meant so much to so many.

Condolences to his wife, family and friends. RIP

9.28.09

From:
 Greg Bess
 A good man, good friend and a trouper. His memories and legacy will endure.
9.28.09

From:
 Bill Lanham
One of the most respected, talented, and good natured men I've ever had the opportunity of knowing. It's an honor to have worked with Gungi. Only a few people have the talent, drive & spirit to attain "Legend" status in this industry. Gungi's on top of my list!

You will be forever missed my friend.
And your family will be well looked after.
miss you man,

Bill Lanham

9.28.09

From:
 Athol Fraser
 Truly one of natures gentlemen and a real gem.Love ,Peace and Blessings to all your family.

Atholl
9.28.09

From:
 Darrel "Beammer" Cummins
I'm saden and at a lost for words. "Gungi you'll be dearly miss Our Brother. Thanks for making a positive difference in this self-center, curl, dog-eat-dog world. Your spirit will stay renewed and present in everyone that you ever came in contact with." "Well Done Mate !".

Beammer -:(( 
9.28.09

From:
Cdub
To have the blessing to know you, have had the opportunity to work with you, and the beauty to have felt your friendship, I will always be humbled and thankful. I love you, feel you, and miss you.

C
9.28.09

From:
Jason Vrobel
My prayers go out to Bridget and their sons. RIP Gungi.

Jason Vrobel

9.28.09

From:
Scotty Ross
Now God has someone to keep everyone in line.
Gungi will truly be missed.

Much love and respect,
Scotty Ross

9.28.09

From:
PEDRO NICOLAS
ALL MY BEST & CONDOLENCES TO GUNGI´S FAMILY & FRIENDS !
R.I.P.

PEDRO NICOLAS -Brazil

9.28.09

From:
Ray Amico
Will miss you Gungi, will always remember the inspiration you gave me and what you meant to me as a friend...

Thank you to everyone that helped and contributed throughout his fight - let's keep that spirit going and help Bridget and the boys as they will need it now as much as ever.

Ray Amico

9.28.09

From:
Spyder
Life is just a stepping stone, and that was one hell-of-a-step.
R.I.P brother.
see ya on the other side even though we never meet on this one.
9.28.09

From:
Djordje "George" Kovacevic
I am so sorry to hear such a bad news ... rest in peace !

George Kovacevic

9.28.09

From:
Josh "Jrau" Scott
Sorry to hear! R.I.P.!
9.28.09

From:
David "Big Dave" George
Gungi

You were a giant amongst us in more ways than the obvious. Your heart, your abilities, are just a couple of them. Thanks for your friendships. You will be missed by all who knew you.

David
9.28.09

From:
Tony Mitchell
tony mitchell sending all love and condolences to the family...gungi was one of the best, as an engineer and a person...he'll be sorely missed
9.28.09

From:
Aidan Mullen
Gungi, someone to look "up" to. Someone we can all learn from. Someone we'll all miss terribly! God bless my friend!
Aidan
9.28.09

From:
Daniel R Murphy
In the short time I spent with Priest, Gungi would always have an affectionate "slap" for me - all I had to do was ask!! Thoughts and prayers to his family. Be glad his suffering is over. Godspeed

Best - DM

9.28.09

From:
Charlie Bradshaw
Gungi was one of a kind! He will be missed by many around the world. All the very best to his family and friends.
9.28.09

From:
Armand Butts Crump
Gunji your legacy will live on forever with the "Gunji Bunks".... I hope your in a better place Bro...
9.28.09

From:
Rik Hart
Top top fella and an amazing engineer.
9.28.09

From:
Howie Lindeman
Yes it is a sad day when someone cool passes,, but at least he is on his way to a place where ya dont have to look for gigs or chase your pay check....He IS a GREAT guy and will be missed by ALL.
Keep on Keepin on Gungi dude.

Love HOWIE LINDEMAN
9.28.09

From:
Kristen Pierson
My heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.
9.28.09

From:
Fumi Okazaki
God bless Gungi. It is very sad news to hear. You are one of the best FOH in heavy rock band.
You will be missed very much. My heart goes out to all his friends and family.
Rest in peace.
9.28.09

From:
Shooz i.e. Ron Matthews
Gungi and I have had quite a history of being on the road together and I will miss him and his humor, and of course his ears....

Shooz
9.28.09

From:
Tim Mercer
All of us at Humphrey's will miss your smiling face and huge laugh.

Tim
9.28.09

From:
Arthur and the Knights
Peace from Arthur and the Knights
9.28.09

From:
Jim Rivers
I met Gungi on the first world tour I did in 1984 as the FOH for Queensryche. He was a great guy and an excellent FOH tech. Soon thereafter, we worked at Tasco together. After many years of not seeing him I often wondered what he was doing. I feel honored to have known Gungi and send my condolences to his family. Thanks for everything, Gungi.

Jim Rivers
9.28.09

From:
John Araya
My deepest condolences to the paterson family. my sister recently passed away due to ovarian cancer. i know the sadness and pain you are going through. gungi was a fine gentleman with a great sense of humor and and he was one of the best engineers in the business. he will be greatly missed.
rest in peace, Gungi.

John Araya
9.28.09

From:
Ivan Copelan
The Touring industry has lost a wonderful man he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Ivan Copelan
9.28.09

From:
David M Moncrieffe II
My best wishes and prayers to you my friend and your family.
Rest in Peace always,

Dave Moncrieffe

9.28.09

From:
Mark Ricigliano
Gungi Guru.....You will be greatly missed!!

-Jersey-

9.28.09

From:
Tim "Quake" Mark
One of the true legends. A good Man. A Great Sound Guy.
My condolences to the Family.
God Bless Gungi.
Peace

T. Quake Mark
9.28.09

From:
Cosmo
Godspeed Gungi...you will be sorely missed. This industry owes you a lot- more than just technically, but you as a person set the bar for how to act, how to behave and most of all, how to enjoy life. We all also appreciate your 3-year fight, it gave us all a chance to thank you and let you know how very much you mean to all of us. Now, my friend, you can rest...
9.28.09

From:
Martyn "Ferrit" Rowe
Och Gungi,
what a sad year 2009 is!
Luv to you and condolences to Brigit and the kids.
9.28.09

From:
Mark Cunningham
Very sad news. I met Gungi during the Koh Samui festival and could tell how well respected he was. Another great professional leaves us. Condolences to his nearest and nearest from all at TPi magazine.
9.28.09

From:
Charles Boxhall
May your God bless you, I wish you safe travels. I am very sorry to hear of yet another fine soul taken too early.If I can be of help please do let me know.
9.28.09

From:
Rick Gould
God Bless Gungi....I will not forget him. My prayers are with you and your family. Best Regards, Rick Gould
9.28.09

From:
Steve Roman
Rest In Peace!
9.28.09

From:
Anthony Giordano
I know he will be missed , Things will never be that Loud,
He was one of the good ones , my I hear u from the heavens my old friend.

Anthony Giordano
9.28.09

From:
Chris Lohden
Sending my regards.

Thanks for the memories!
Chris

9.28.09

From:
Blake Elkin
Terrible news. If you have been around long enough, you would have crossed paths with this pro at some point in your career. RIP, you will be missed, sir.
9.28.09

From:
Maxie Williams
I man I will miss very much. Motley Crue 94. YOU ARE THE BEST.

I WILL MISS You Much.

Maxie Williams
NOFDBKMAX

9.28.09

From:
Lil Ricky aka G.Nix
God bless you Gungi...
I met gungi thru criss wong my dearest friend on this planet...I saw him become his friend like he was mine
i got to ride on a tour bus with him....and listen to his wisdom...what an honor am sure i will see him again
i can count on it...and am sure i will be listening once again....rest in perfect peace Gungi.....

your's truly George Nix
9.28.09

From:
Mike Freeland
My sincere condolences. Gunji was one of the first really big time engineers I met when as a system tech back in the eighties, I began doing larger shows. His professionalism, skills, and humor was an inspiration to me. He will be missed.

Mike Freeland
9.28.09

From:
Big Nobby
Respect,
Big Nobby
9.28.09

From:
Nick Marson
Although only meet Gungi breifly he left a lasting impression with me.
A great man who will be saldy missed.
My thoughts go out to his family.

Nick Marson

9.28.09

From:
Nook Schoenfeld
Gungi was a great man and one of the best heavy metal FOH mixers ever. If you were fortunate enough to have toured with this gentle giant of a man consider yourself lucky. I know he fought his disease for a long time and he's finally at rest and pain free.
In recognition of his life, I plan on pumping some hard rock at a loud level tonite, in his honor.
Rest in peace bro,

Nook
9.28.09

From:
Ian (Percy) Peacock
A very sad day for all the scottish clan on the roads of the planet. I shall remember him as big gentle man.
Reply by Ian Peacock 7 minutes ago
So sad to hear about Gunji. I knew him from the Tasco days in London. Was in touch with him last year but never did get a chance to see him. Although we did not see each other for years he was always a part of a group of people I have a connection with and have good memories of the few times we worked together.

My thoughts are with his family.

All the best to you Gunji

Lots of Love

Ian (Percy) Peacock

9.28.09

From:
Chad Olech

RIP Gungi...
you will be greatly missed

9.28.09

From:
Scott Warner
I'm so sad to hear this. I remember meeting him at a show in Pittsburgh many years ago. A really nice man and a heck of an engineer.
9.28.09

From:
Alan Hornall
I am so sorry to hear the news, he will be sorely missed

Alan Hornall

9.28.09

From:
Ian Kelly
Condolences.

He will be missed by many.

My heart goes out to all his friends and family.

Ian Kelly

9.28.09

From:
Willie Maynard
We at Jan-Al Cases are very sorry to hear that.....he will be missed.
9.28.09

From:
Eric Swartz
A sad day indeed. You touched a lot of lives including mine and for that you will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace.
9.28.09

From:
GRUNO
Gungi... you will be missed,

You were such a great friend and mentor. What I learned from you I value intensely. The impact you made on me (and all you encountered) will be felt by all!

You will be missed.

9.28.09

From:
Scottie & Co
To a friend I had nothing but respect for, and trust from you Gungi. To share an office with you was a pleasure, and your friendship more. You took time out to come and visit me, I wish I had the opportunity to reciprocate. You were an inspiration, and a real friend. Love to the family that you loved so much.

RIP Scottie x
9.28.09

From:
Tracy Williams
Gungi,

I promise to keep in touch with your beautiful family. You were very loved. I will miss you very much.

Tracy Williams
9.28.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth
Hello again, Gungi.

Just stopping by to send some love and brightest blessings to you and your family. How I wish I had the honor of meeting you. You are so well respected and much loved, fine things for any man.

Sending hugs, love and strength to you and yours.

Carolyn Henneforth
Missouri, USA
9.27.09

From:
Brenda J. Fowler
My time with you is cherished. Our recent conversations humble and sincere. My gratitude for embracing me as one of your own, priceless.

You have taught me many things, Gungi. I will forever be grateful. Having witnessed your courageous and diligent battle against this hideous disease, I saw a man hell-bent and tenacious on a mission to break new ground. And you did.

I have promised you that Bridget, Baron, and Wolfgang will always, always have a 'go to' person in me. Always.

This is what cancer cannot do:

Cancer is so limited
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit.

Author unknown

But this is what I do know:

"No fear, no pity, only courage and strength."

Author: GORDON "Gungi" PATERSON

I'm so proud of you,

All my love, BooBoo

Brenda J. Fowler
9.27.09

From:
Curt

Gungi,

I could look at the keyboard for hours and still not be able to put
into words how much you enriched so many lives. I've never met such a caring, calm and genuinely kind person. For you it's not show, you
just have that gift. If this goes the way I believe it's going I
expect you will stop by in your next journey and say hi - at least I
truly hope so. With love always.

Curt

9.27.09

From:
Schmee
Gungi,

I have been following this page for several years now. I, too, had this illness in 2005/2006. I know that it is a tough battle. The road was a better place with you on it. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. Sending positive vibes your way.

Schmee
9.20.09

From:
Gabby
Hello, Gungi.

You are always in my family and I's prayers and thoughts. Take care, and God Bless.

With Love and Hugs,

Gabby
9.16.09

From:
Grif
Gungi,

I ran into Brooksie today at Bumbershoot (after about 15 years) and he gave me an update on your condition. I don’t how to say this – still a brit – but I’ll jump straight in. I was an honour knowing and working with you, and always remember the pride I felt when you told someone on a bus that I was a decent engineer – (spent too much time behind a desk). Coming from you that was high praise indeed.

You have fought really hard over the last few years. I really hope you are at peace with yourself and your family, and can stay comfortable.

Cheers… Grif

Thoughts are with you

9.15.09

From:
Jeff Dunn
Dear Gungi,

I went to see Judas Priest last week here in Fla and it was a definite blast from the past. I thought about you often during the show I'll have to say. The strange part came afterwards when we just walked out the door instead of packing up and loading 2 semi's full of Harwell!

Best wishes for you and yours... I learned a lot from you and will always look up to you (no pun intended.)

Jeff Dunn
9.14.09

From:
Scott "Le Rock" Findlay
Hey, Gungi

I think I met u on the Buckcherry UK tour. I was doing Heavens Basement. Anyways, think of you, man! Stay Strong!

Scott
9.7.09

From:
Raza Sufi

Gungi,

All my love...still learning much from you.

Skin up!

Raza

9.5.09

From:
David Reilly
Mr Gungi,

I have never met you. They tell me i'd remember.
It's a safe bet that you were around with the sound or production
company at some gig i did in UK back in the day (75-83); Jackson
Browne, Little Feat, Earth Wind and Fire, Joni Mitchell...
All my friends look up to you and respect you. And they are the best,
so you must be.

They say you have taken a bold and different path through your
affliction. You stand as an example of courage for us all when hard
times come. May your days be peaceful and filled with love.

Cheers,

David Reilly
9.3.09

From:
Nobby
Gungi

just finished another run with tool. Everytime I look at that protools rig of mine I think of you at Hammersmith Odeon with tears for fears telling me you could have bought a rig for what I wanted to charge you rental!

God bless you man,

Nobby x
9.2.09

From:
Bob Rice
Gungi,

It's Bob Rice. We worked on the "Break Like the Wind" tour of Spinal
Tap way back when. I've been tuning in to your progress on the
website, and wanted to send you my best wishes in your fight. You are
in my daily thoughts and prayers. Before I heard you mix, I'd never
heard a loud show sound so fucking good. (can I say fucking here?)
You've been the standard for me ever since.

I'm not sure who else could have made something musical out of 5 guys all playing bass guitar on Big Bottom, but you somehow managed to pull it off. Good on ya. I'm sure it was one of your lesser
achievements, but I'm glad I was there for it.

Wishing you and your family the best.

much love,

Bob Rice
Culver City, CA

9.2.09

From: David R. Shadoan
Hi, Gungi

Just checking in to say hi and send you our best wishes and prayers. Keep up the fight, I know you will. From everyone here.

David R. Shadoan
8.31.09

From: Steve "Ziggy" Bartlett
Gungi,

Very sorry to hear of your situation, hoping for the best for you all.

Steve "Ziggy" Bartlett
8.30.09

From: Carolyn Henneforth
Gungi dear,

You and your family have been in my thoughts lately. I wish I could take your illness and pain away.

Warmest hugs and love to you and yours,

Carolyn
8.30.09

From: Mabel
Gordon,

My prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong and positive.

Mabel
Kinghorn, Scotland
8.26.09

From:
Simon “Thud” Hardiman 

Last time we meet was at the Sebel Townhouse in Sydney having a drink with Tracey the LD back in 97 or there abouts. I don’t recall the tour you were on but that isn’t relevant now. It’s all about the tour we want you on. Keep on fighting.

Kind Regards

Simon “Thud” Hardiman

8.23.09

From:
Fiona
You don't know me, but I knew your Mum and Dad through my Mum & Dad, Mabel & Ronnie. I get news on how you are doing through Jessie who is my neighbor's friend. My thoughts are with you, Bridget, and the boys. Keep fighting this horrible disease.

Fiona
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
8.18.09

From:
Gabriella (Gabby) Bekeffi
Dearest Gungi,

Don't know if you remember me, but I was your runner for the Fiona shows in NYC, in '05 & '06.
You made an impression on me with not only your height, but your warmth, kindness and humor.
It was a true pleasure working with you.

I'm so sorry to hear you're not well!
I am wishing you strength to continue your fight,
and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Gabriella (Gabby) Bekeffi

8.12.09

From:
Jeff Kurtz
Hi Gungi,

I’m a friend of Ann Verdura’s. We met on my boat in Dana Point, CA on a trip to Catalina Island. Had a great time that day catching some fish and hanging out on the island. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Just wanted to say I wish you well and hope our paths cross again.

Best Wishes,

Jeff Kurtz & Jenn O’Boyle

8.12.09

From:
Fergie
Hi, Gungi

Just talked to Davie and Guss - They tell me that you hit a bump in your fight. I just wanted you to know that you are often in my thoughts. I have many great memories of our times together.
Stay Strong.

Love, Fergie
8.12.09

From: Gus Thomson
 
Hi, Gungi

Gus from Delicate Productions here. Keep on fighting there, never give up. I have very fond memories of the time we were in Hawaii, you looked after us very well. I am thinking of you.

-Gus
8.11.09

From:
Julia Rayner
Hi, Gungi

It's been a very long time, unfortunately we lost touch when you went to the States. Just wanted to say that my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong and keep up the good fight.

God Bless,
Julia Rayner
8.10.09

From:
Gabby
Hello, Gungi

You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care.

With love & hugs,
Gabby
8.10.09

From: Rob Steel
Hi,

This is Rob Steel from Avolites. I worked with Gungi at Tasco in the early 80's. The photo here is of Gungi from Judas Priest's "Defenders Of The Faith" tour in 1984 which we were both on.

-Rob

8.9.09

From:
Deptford John
Stay strong mate,you of all people are bigger than this ! I'll say a prayer for you mate.

Deptford John
8.8.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth
Hiya Gungi & Family

Sending good wishes and brightest blessings your way.

Went to see Tears For Fears in Vegas in July....great show....but I wish you could have been there. I'm jealous of all of these people posting...people that have met you in the past.

Know that you and your family are in my thoughts....hang in there, Gungi. Sending love, hugs and everything positive to you and your family.

Carolyn
8.6.09

From:
Scott Tatter and Family
Hey Gungi.

Scott Tatter here. I just want you to know that Wendy and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Bridgette and the boys.
You've fought, and are fighting, the good fight. It makes me even more proud you are my friend. Well done!
You taught me many audio lessons while I was your systems tech for Showco. I still use that knowledge to this day, and it keeps me working.(even when I don't want to be....) Thank you Gung. God's speed wherever your journey takes you from here.

With great feelings and love,
Scott Tatter and Family
8.6.09

From: Ted Keedick
Hi Gungi,

I've been thinking of you more often lately. I'm not sure if I've ever actually told you that when I was a teenager, I used to watch you work at venues like the New Haven CollIseum, and dream of being one of you guys.

At first I felt I should reach out to thank you for the professional inspiration. Upon further consideration, I just may show up on your doorstep and thank you properly for setting me on the path of personal destruction. As some sage guy once said, "Be careful, Grasshopper, of what you wish most for!"

Yeah, thanks a LOT, Gungi, for glorifying this pursuit of happiness (?)!
LOL It's such a glamourous gig, afterall. !!

It must be 8 years since we last hung out -- with Kercher and Stuart Wilson in the back of the SOAD crew bus. Boys being boys.There's some magic to that!! And no matter what some people might say, I still won't trade it in. Young forever. Maybe we're idiots to some, but they just must be jealous!! Fuck 'em.


Feel better my friend and all the best to you and your family.

Ted Keedick
8.5.09

From:
Susan A. Campbell, S.O.C.
Hi there "Lofty"!!!

My ex - Rob Cowlyn named you that back in the TASCO days. I will never forget your kindness and sweet nature. You gave Rob his only Christmas tree one year.. a little bonzai with one pathetic bulb on it! But we cherished it for years. You taught me to appreciate beautiful watches and always had some amazing ones.

I have wonderful memories of attending your wedding in Hawaii and running into you and Bridget in the halls of our fabulous hotel and how happy you both were. But I'll NEVER forget how you broke down crying when your wedding vows were read (being so sentimental) and seeing your best man trying his best to reach up to your shoulder to comfort you... It was so incredibly touching.

I am happy to have just read that you and Bridget stayed married all these years and went on to have two lovely sons. But then, who couldn't stay married to such a loving, wonderful, good-natured man such as yourself! Rock 'n' roll and your friends have been so fortunate to have you in our lives...

May your pain be manageable, and you find peace and 'loving' acceptance, and be comforted by how many peoples' lives you've touched and made better by just being yourself... May God bless you and comfort Bridget and your lovely boys in your struggle.

Much love, Susan A. Campbell (formerly Mrs. Rob Cowlyn)

8.5.09

From: Michael Ledesma
Hi Gungi, It's Mike Ledesma. Just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. We had some great times while touring with MEGADETH. I will always remember going to Nara, Japan with you and the school children were amazed with your height and all wanted photos with you.I am very proud to have been your FOH bro,May you and your family find peace in this journey.

Love MIKE LEDESMA
8.5.09

From: David Morgan
Thoughts and prayers, Gungi. You have made an indelible mark on the world both as an esteemed colleague and an Immensely respected individual whose influence has exceeded the boundaries of our profession.
David Morgan
8.5.09

From: Bill Evans
 
It feels very strange to be posting this. Like I am taking an opportunity that should belong to someone else.

I never had the chance to meet Gordon "Gungi" Paterson but a lot of his friends are on this site and I guess it seemed like the right place to put this. If you are unaware of Gungi's contribution to the world of concert audio, please take a moment and visit this site. www.friendsofgungi.com

He made a very big impact on those who know him and many more than were able to wanted to add to this but we wanted to get it up while he could see it and see just how much he meant to so many. I have seen pictures and heard stories and a couple of his mixes of Judas Priest and even as squashed MP3s I can hear that those mixes are huge--the kind of mix every rock engineer aspires to.

There are a few people in this business of whom I can say that i have never heard anyone say anything negative. But he may be the only person that I can point to and say I have never heard anything but raves and positive, great things. I wish i could have met him. The best we are able to do is let Gungi, his family at home and his family of scurvy road dogs know what he has meant to them both personally and professionally. I always liked the idea of paying tribute while the person being honored is still around to witness it.

Being a small part of putting this short video together has been a humbling and gratifying experience. Thanks go to Todd Goldstein who is out with Tears For Fears and Brad Johnson who is currently mixing monitors for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, for their video contributions. I can only hope that when the time comes I can say I have friends like these.

The one thing I got from everyone who was involved or wanted to be was that Gungi has a huge heart that makes the notion of an audio family more real and less BS. Brother, I hope that I get the chance to meet you before your time comes. Until then, love your family and know that your brothers and sisters on the road thank you for bring an example, a mentor and an innovator.

This document (including the video, can be a living document. If you have something to add get it to me and we will add it. I would love for this to grow by an order of magnitude in the coming days. Send me stuff--pics, video whatever an i will continue to add to what we have here.

Mostly, Gungi, we want you to have some kind of visual proof of how much the people in your professional family care about you and what you and your are dealing with now.
We wish you love. We wish you peace and we want to make sure you know that you will be remembered by many many people in this industry. I personally hope you can hang on until Nov so we can formally honor you at the Parnelli awards. But even if that is not the case, know that you made an impression that runs both deep and wide. I would've liked to have known you. Even if only for a short time. Thank you for being one of the good guys.

-Bill Evans

8.5.09

From:
Dee McLoughlin
Gungi , it's been a long time since we worked together , I was working for MCP in the UK as a Promoter Rep, we were doing The Astoria in London and having way to much fun, my thoughts and prayers are with you Brother , you are always a pleasure to work with. Peace and Love.

Dee

8.5.09

From:
Chuck Fox
Hey Mikey I saw that and frankly cried that we ain't doneyet with (global elites) as long as kids (children) like that might one day rule this world. That is my hope :-)

Gungi has hit on all the external cylinders lets hope the internal ones (immune system0 get to work real fuckin soon.

We and the kids are rooting for ya' dude!

8.5.09

From:
Marc Engel
Hey Bro, Marc Engel here.

I regret that I didn't have time to touch base with you in person recently when me and Brumbach were in Seattle a couple of weeks ago with Chicago / EWF down at Nokia..

You are a man's man, a good family man, and iconic to those of us who have been around awhile.
Hang in there Bro..

We (my kids and I) are praying for your recovery.

Your friend,

Marc Engel

8.5.09

From:
Mel Baister
My prayers are with you buddy.

-Mel Baister
8.5.09

From: Mick Anger
I remember how the PA made your chest move like an iron lung on Priest. Best always Gungi to you & yours.

-Mick Anger
8.4.09

From: Tana Douglas
Yo Gungi!

Yep it's Tana, that ozzie girl. Remember when there was only 1 girl out there doing this stuff? Wild and Woollie times those were! Wanted to send you and of course your family, ALL my best. Thinking of you. Know you're loved!
When they said "It wasn't going to be easy!".
They could have been a little more specific.

Tana
8.4.09

From: TERRY HATCHER
GUNGI,

I DOUBT YOU'D REMEMBER ME AS IT'S BEEN A FEW YRS. GOOD HEALTH AND WILL SEE YA BACK OUT THERE. TERRY AND THE CLEVELAND CREW GUYS.

-Terry
8.4.09

From:
Zac McNamarra
Gungi,

It's been since about 97 since I've seen you and Bridget. I just wanted to send you and your family my Prayers and Aloha.
Thank you so much for all that you taught us, your patience belief, and getting me the best bass sound ever!

Zac McNamarra
aka: McZac

8.4.09

From:

Darrel "Beammer" Cummins
Hey there you tall Scotsman.
You won't remember me due to we only worked together on just one short tour leg of the "System of A Down -Toxicity Tour" back in the early 2000's. At that time, I was one of the Bandit Lites Electricians that was on the tour along with Donny "DLock" Lockridge (Our Crew Chief). I still recall the first time we met. Hell dude, you were TALL!
I was over whelmed by your charismatic presents.
We did a lot of one-off "Shitty" venues on that tour.
You always had the moment in control.
But never-the-less, the tour ended on a real positive note.
We did a two day DVD shoot at the University of Montreal Canada during the winter. i just wanted to thank you for all youe support while I was on that tour. You were the best Production Manager a tour could ever hope for. Keep up with the battle and I hope to work with you again sometime soon. I'm sure that you are dearly missed by all of your Roadie Family members out here.

God's Speed, Healing Power and Blessings to You and Yours,

Darrel "Beammer" Cummins
LD/Programmer
D. L. C. Productions
Thousand Oaks, CA.
8.4.09

From:
Kathy Rowe
Hey Gungi,
I know Ferrit has been in contact so I'm just letting you know I think of you as well.
I have pictures of our honeymoon in Hawaii would you or Bridget like copies?
Love and best wishes to the whole family
Kathy Rowe
8.4.09

From: Kai Katchadourian
BIG ALOHA to you Gungi for all the awesome times we shared while you and BB lived in Kihei.
I was able to see you on the road a few times also....especially superb was in 2000 when we kept the whole Perfect Circle tour on hold in San Jose...busses NOT leaving till we were all caught up...and I remember as I was walking off that bus laughing,everybody was like "ok you are the reason we are still sitting here, can we go now already?"
Your bus is not ready to leave yet Gungi...stay with us braddah !!!

Kai Katchadourian 
8.4.09

From:
John Gaillard
hey Gungi

you probably will not remember me, we were on a Judas Priest tour together back in 88
i wish you all the best and my thoughts are with you and your family

John Gaillard
8.4.09

From:
James "Buddah" Dimalanta
Gungi
get well soon ! Our prayers are with you.

Buddah
8.4.09

From: David "Big Dave" George
Gungi,

It's been a long time my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Stay strong and fight the good fight. As a cancer survivor I know part of what you are going through.
cheers

David George
8.4.09

From:
Ross Berkson
Gungi,Hello from Chicago! I've worked with you at the Riviera and Aragon Ballroom under Jolly Roger's guard. I wish you well. best regards

Ross Berkson

8.4.09

From: Nigel Paul
Dear Gungi,

Despite the usual coincidental and six-degree connections, we never actually met until a couple of years ago at the County Bowl in Santa Barbara when I’d driven down to visit my compadre Stewart Wilson who was mixing monitors for Fiona Apple, a tour on which you were mixing FOH. I remember that afternoon with great fondness. Apart from the pleasure of seeing my former tour-mate Stew again, I greatly enjoyed the time that you and I shared shooting the breeze at FOH, discussing the merits of various digital consoles, friends and acquaintances we had in common, and ‘Le Biz’ in general. To know why such a transparently decent and honourable guy as yourself, and those you love and who love you are having to endure such unknowable suffering is impossible to fathom. I hope that one day we all have the answers we need and deserve. For now I wish you all the courage and peace that one human being can offer another.
With much love, and the greatest respect.

Nigel
8.4.09

From:
Roger DeSouza a/k/a Dgerio
I can only say that the Motörhead camp sends all the best (Hobbs in particular)!
Be well soon big boy!

Roger
8.4.09

From: LE CLEZIO
hey gungi,

you probably forgot about me, but we did work together on a tears for fears rehearsal in paris for a radio show.
it was awesome to spend a full week with you, such a legend. be strong and get well soon.

LE CLEZIO
8.4.09

From:
Neil Studs Watson
Gungi,

Stop the madness mate, I finally get a place I can visit REAL friends of our Rock N Roll bizz and read this. I am sitting in France with my Wife and three kids (twins at 2 and one at 3 !!!) and it's nice to show them pics of yerself and to say I know ya. I will always remember walking down the street in Japan and you could tell us what was up ahead!!!

Love ya mate,PLEASE get well
Your little Irish curly haired friend

Studs

8.4.09

From: Marty Weiand
Hey old friend, its been a long time since i hung out with you and the priest camp. You can pull through this bro, my prayers are with you!

Marty Weiand
8.4.09

From:
Charley Drayton
Gungi,
I wish for you and the family more peace, love, guidance and protection. I truly hope some of the pain is at ease today and beyond.
Miss you my friend. Stay BEAUTIFUL!
Charley Drayton
8.4.09

From:
Paul Davies
Gungi,
Just heard the news and heartfelt best wishes to you. Fond memories from the Ratt tour of Arthur Kemish sending stagehands out to help you with your desk being told to ask for "Slam Dunk" you were nearly as loud as the PA shouting after Arthur soon after.
God Bless,
Paul Davies
8.4.09

From:
Jane Holman
Hey, Gungi
Stay strong and brave. Sending positive energy in your direction.
xxoo
Jane Holman
8.4.09

From: Buzz Reifman "roc doc"
I remember the day we found this, you have had a great fight . You must give it your all . You have touched all of us with your life and made this world a better place . May God give you the strength and courage to continue. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless
Buzz
8.4.09

From:
Justin Crew
Been a long time since you and your family visited me out on Blue Man Group but I still remember all the smiles

I wish you all the strength to fight your fight Be as strong as you can be gentle giant

Love
Justin

8.4.09

From: Beamer
Hi Big Boy

I am thinking of you at this time and sending you all the strength and love I have in the hope that it will help you on your road to recovery get well soon and don’t give up all your mates are with you and hoping to see you soon.

Love Beamer (we rock the bus 1983 Def Lep)

8.4.09

From: Louis Ball
Hey Gungi,

Well we have been through some times together over the years...
No you need to find the inner strength to fight this Cancer and beat it.. You are always in my thoughts.
I hope Bridget and the boys are looking after you..
OK ill write soon
No fear, no pity only courage and strength. (you said it)

Much Love Louis xx
8.3.09

From: Mick Treadwell
Gungi,
Your name, your smile, your talent as a first class sound engineer will live in my heart forever. God speed my friend.

With love,
Mick Treadwell
8.3.09

From: David George
Gungi,

It's been a long time my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Stay strong and fight the good fight. As a cancer survivor I know part of what you are going through. Cheers and let’s left a pint somewhere down the road.

David George
8.3.09

From: Paddy Fitzpatrick
Gungi,
Can't believe this. you can beat this mate. Don't give up - Thoughts are with you mate.
Paddy
8.3.09

From: Mike Amato
Hey Gungi, it's Mike Amato...long time, huh? Stay strong my friend, and know we are all thinking nothing but good thoughts for you. I still can't walk on a British tourbus without remembering you getting on one with a Saws-all and asking the stunned driver, "Which one is mine?".
8.3.09

From:
Sherry & Valjean Leiker
Hi Gungi it's been some years since we seen you My husband Valjean and I are sending our love and prayers to you.keep the love and faith. Sherry & Valjean Leiker
8.3.09

From: Mike Bess
Gungi My Brother. I'm sending you my prayers and thoughts. I'm out on the road chasing goats and wild women on the Jonas Brothers.


God Bless
-Bess
8.3.09

From: Terry "Biff" wade
God Bless you brother no one rocks a lexicon like you do, will, and forever keep up the good fight mate, Biff.
8.3.09

From: Eve Lombard Rule
I am sorry to say I only met you one time at Knebworth in I think 1978/79 and I was in a photo with you and Chalkie Davis and Krista King, Dennis O'Regan and some others. I know that you were very nice because every time that photo surfaces I say "This guy here is called Gungi and he was a nice guy ..." I don't know who you were with but I think Todd Rundgren and Commander Cody were on the bill of many.... David and my thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Sending you love, the Rule Family
8.3.09

From:
Tom (TC) Calcaterra
Hey Gungi, TC here, keep fighting the good fight. Remember the Priest days? I was in Houston just recently and nearly fell over in the lobby of the Four Seasons. Out of nowherener
I ran into Halford, Hill, Tipton, Travis and Jim Sylvia. We all went out for a steak and talked about the DAYS and You of cause.
We are all thinking of you Mate!
8.3.09

From:
Spy Matthews
G'day Gungi!

Our paths didn't cross often, but when they did it was always a pleasure to see your smiling face. Hang in there mate!! As that other Scotsman Brian Hendry so eloquently put it.. "There's not too many of us Old Farts left anymore"

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours!

Spy Matthews
Delicate Productions
now living in Melbourne Australia
8.3.09

From:
Dave Moncrieffe II
Hey Gungi,

Dave Moncrieffe formerly with Showco now with Clair, Keep on with the good fight , we are all behind you and your family.
Thanks for the great audio, friendship and knowledge, you are a true hero and mentor. Anything I (we) can do to help, please don't hesitate
to ask.

God bless and God speed your recovery!

Your friend and assistant,
Dave Moncrieffe II
8.3.09

From:
Steve "Bunty" King
Hi Gungi,

All our love and thoughts are with you and your loving family. Keep strong big man. Never give up the fight.

Steve "Bunty" King
8.3.09

From:
Bill Nemuth
Gungi,

I have never met you, tho’ I have heard your name
always with respect. I send my prayers that the Universe
brings only goodness to you and your family.
May you continue to attract the best energies
and fight the good fight.
Best Goodness to you and your family from Nashville.

Bill Nemuth

8.3.09

From: Bill Lanham
Hey Gungi. I sure missed you on that last Tears run. Always good times with you man. I had to get used to being the tallest guy on the tour again! Love & best wishes to you & your family.
---Bill
8.3.09

From: John Talbot
Keep fighting Gungi, you'll come through this.
8.3.09

From: DINO WILLIAMS
Lots of lOVE AND Best wishes Gungi - and love to all.
8.3.09

From: Patrick Mcgovern
Gungi my thoughts and prayers are with ya be strong never give up !!!
8.3.09

From: Rudy Leiren
Hi Gungi, I wish we were together doing the chicken somewhere, or maybe in between chickens. I will be in Washington soon and I hope to get to visit with you. Do chickens, will travel! Love ya bro, stay strong and keep up the good fight.
8.3.09

From:
Robert Rhodes
Yo Gungi;

I hope you'll remember me as a sound guy turned to the dark side of the farce by Obie-Juan Carone and his band of disgruntled truckees.
We did Deep Purple together about 87 or 88 and I spent some time on Rock-N-roll marathon in 91. I also missed you by days at the White Shrimp Boat on O'hau in 99. I always enjoyed your company and refined sense of humor.

I'm really sorry to hear you're going through bad times, I think about you often and I wish I could visit, but I'm on the opposite end of the country, looking for work, which becomes progressively more time consuming and less productive as I descend into geezer-hood.

Hang in there and remember you're important to many of us. best of luck old friend.

Robert Rhodes

8.3.09

From: Frank Robbins
Hi Gungi,

We haven't met, but as I lay here, flat on my back, and out of the game, for a couple months with a "busted foot" (Doctor's terms..I swear, he wrote it on the medical report!), I've been catching up on emails and I heard about your situation thru Tracy Williams via Crewspace. Read a bunch of the notes, from some mutual friends, and well-respected lads and lasses, and I've no doubt that you're a good man who deserves better!
And that's what I'm wishing you today, from a man who claims Scottish roots to one with roots in Scotland, and branches all over the world.
All the best to you, your wife, and your children, and may we both be blessed to mend: perhaps I'll be lucky enough to work with you one day!!

Lang may your lum reek!
Frank Robbins

8.3.09

From: Gabe Fielding
 
Hey, Gungi

I will never forget walking into that pub with you and Pyro Pete. We were so inconspicuous! Everything is doable. Hang in there!

-Gabe Fielding
8.3.09

From: Darcey Lewis
 
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Gungi.
Darcey Lewis
8.3.09

From: Barrie (Barru) Evans
Never far from my thoughts and prayers my friend.

Barrie (Barru)

8.3.09

From: Rob Savage
Stay strong and positive, Best wishes Gungi God Bless and Cheers
Savage
8.3.09

From: Stu Phillips
 
Hey Gungi, I only met you a few times while I worked at Rock-It Cargo but you made a lasting impression and have been a huge inspiration. God bless you mate and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
8.3.09

From: Bill Barclay
 
Hi Gungi
Thinking of you and yours every day
Love you
Bill B
8.3.09

From: Scott Pearson
Gungi~ We did one run together with Anthrax/Fight, I was Charlies drumtech. I'll never forget needing a stepstool to see what you were doing on that console! I wish you well my friend. My prayers are with you and your family. Your a very special person.

Scott Pearson
8.3.09

From: Big Al
 
Hey, Shorty!
Stay Strong...Think of Bru, Square Sausage, Tattie Scones, Bagpipes and Haggis!

-Big Al (Al Mouat)
8.3.09

From: Lorne (Gump) Wheaton
Stay strong brother.
8.3.09

From: Conrad Coriz
Thinkin of you Gungi, all my best wishes
8.3.09

From: Robin Randolph
Although i have only met Gungi a few times i found him to be a absolute GENTLEMAN A Total PRO IN EVERY SINCE OF THE WORD My PRAYERS ARE WITH BIG GUY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU!
8.3.09

From: Chris Lohden
We only had that one run together. I think it was Perfect Circle. Sorry you are not well, my thoughts are with you!
Chris
8.3.09

From: Rob Steel
Hey Gungi,

Cathy and I send our thoughts and prayers.

Rob and Cathy Steel

8.3.09

From: Maria Beth Taddeo, LMT
Best wishes to you XO
8.3.09

From: Muffie Alejandro
Hey Gungi:
I know this is the battle of all battles. We are thinking of you all the time. You are in our hearts and I still hear your voice saying, "tell her it's Gungi calling." Muffie
8.3.09

From: Billy Morgan
Gunji,
My Dear Friend, it's been a long time since we last talked and you told me of the cancer and the battle ahead you hoped to win. You sounded so positive as you always have looking at any tough situation. I miss seeing your smiling face walking through a load in door to greet me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

Billy Morgan

8.3.09

From: Bill Lawford
Thinking of you Gungi. Keep strong!
8.3.09

From: Bill Lotzko
Gungi!! I am prayin for you brother!! Best of Luck!
8.3.09

From: Gary Grosjean
Hi Gungi,
Sorry to touch base under these difficult circumstances, its been a while since the Priest days...I wish you and your family the best. My strength is with you, fight hard and take care my friend....

Gary Grosjean

8.3.09

From: Brian Hendry
Dear Gunji,
I've just been hearing what's been going on with you now....My heart goes out to you my friend...I've known you for so long, but alas, haven't seen you for such a long time. I know however that you've gone through a fair bit of hell.
I can only send my thoughts and prayers to you Gunji, and at least I'm blessed with the memories of the 'old days', where we worked together in London,etc...all these Midas/Martin systems...(state of the art!)
One memory that I'll never forget is when you came out at the end of a Dio gig we had just done, and gave little Ronnie a pat on the head....classic!
I hope you get well brother, all my thoughts are with you.....there's not too many of us 'old farts' left anymore!
I love you brother....get well.

Brian
8.3.09

From: Jim O'Brien
 
Hi Gungi,

I am sorry to say I only met you once, I took this Picture of you and Malvin Mortimor in Atlanta 2003.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and you loving family, Stay strong mate.

Best wishes,
Pilgrim (Jim O'Brien)
Monitor engineer for Def Leppard
8.3.09

From:
Gary Grosjean  
Hello Gungi,

Words can not express how unfair this situation is, you are a GREAT person and someone that made the difficult life of touring better. The Priest tours were always the best, Kate Bush blasting away and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Fight hard my friend.

Gary Grosjean

8.3.09

From:
Bill Conte
Dear Gungi,

The last I heard you were still doing the MEGADETH. You have Helen and My prayers to your Family and Health.

I will never forget all the things I learned from you in the back lounges of the world the first time I met you on Cinderella and had to keep turning my head Higher and higher to see you.

To this day My Wife Helen (yep she still has me around) Thinks of you still as the “TALL MAN WHO SOUNDS LIKE SEAN CONNERY”
I can remember riding in your wake to and from FOH in South America thru thousands of people (could have used you to visit FOH on Maiden in Sao Paulo this year and the few times Dave lost it. The amount of Elevators we were in when in the local language you where able to respond exactly how tall you were! And my best memory is you not busting Dino and I when we hung the plastic sheep over Laurie Quigley’s Head.

I guess you Bridgett and the kids are still in Hawaii. Pass this location over to others that know you man so you can have their energy added to your healing. Get well Sir there are young lampies to intimidate:

Best regards

Bill Conte
Lily Allen Stage Manager 2009

8.3.09

From:
David Jackson
This is David Jackson, Gungi and I worked on the one and only Kate Bush Lionheart Tour (1979) together and I haven't seen him since but remember him with brotherly affection. I would love to be back in touch especially at this time of challenge for him.

I have very few photos from that tour but I'll look for whatever I do have.

The moment I wish I had a picture of was from the first day of rehearsals at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park, (or was it Shepperton? Time flies and memories fade);

I'm not sure if Kate had ever met Gordon before that point but picture this. A long ramp had been installed from the stage to the auditorium floor to provide easy access, when Kate arrived for work Gungi came to greet her at the top of the ramp with her new wireless microphone, (very hi-tech, wireless was a radical thing back then). Kate, being five foot nothing and 90 pounds soaking wet and Gordon being as tall as he is and given that he had the high ground on the ramp to exaggerate the effect and given that this fancy mike was cordless and gold with a magenta colored windshield ballooning on the top the impression was of a very large and kindly adult stooping to hand a very small and excited child a lollipop. Click! No camera handy at the time but that image will stay with me forever.

Please put us in touch, I live in California now but will be happy to fly anywhere at the drop of a hat to visit and encourage and swap war stories with Gungi anytime I'm invited.

With LOVE and fond recollections,

David Jackson

8.3.09

From:
Robin Randolph
My prayers are with you Big Guy, GOD BLESS YOU

I never toured with you but i have met you a few times you were always GREAT GUY, ALWAYS A PRO, IN FACT THE MEANING OF PRO AUDIO SHOULD BE BY YOUR NAME IN THE DICTIONARY.

Robin Randolph

8.3.09

From:
Barrie (Barru) Evans
Dear Gungi, Giant of a man, huge heart, much love and prayers my friend to you and the family, on what must be such a crappy journey.
Keith Morris and Tony Blanc have been keeping me informed on how things have been fella, and met up with them as I was pulled in to TM Anastacia's band for their IOW Osbourne house festival over the weekend, a long ways from my guitar teching days.
By the way, the lady who is hanging onto me is, Katherine Jenkins. From heavy metal to opera, who would have ever thought!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fight the fight my friend

Barrie (Barru) Evans

8.3.09

From:
Jeff & Fiona Cohen
Hi Gungi,

We must be very out of touch. I had no idea until I rec’d something from Crewspace. Out thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. All the best from ours. It has been quite a while.

Jeff & Fiona (Hurry) Cohen

8.3.09

From:
Matt Mead
Gungi, thanks to you, I'll never be able to listen to Kate Bush's Babushka again (haha!) I'm glad I got a chance to see you last year when I was out with Joss Stone. Sending a personal hug... from a genie lift...

Peace, love and grace to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Matt Mead
Guitar / Backline Tech

8.3.09

From:
Glenn S. Kaufman
Well my old friend.... I can only say that memories of tours we have done together years ago
produced life long memories for me which will forever make me smile, and laugh out loud....
GOD BLESS you and yours.....
My prayers got out to you and your family......
MUCH LOVE & strength......

Glenn S. Kaufman
Best Instrument Rental Services NYC

8.3.09

From:
Eric Hansen
Best of Luck, Gungi, hang in there. It was always a pleasure hearing that you were going to be drivin the bus when you came through the HOB chicago in the late nineties. It's been too long.

Best Wishes
Eric Hansen

sound manager
*************
production engineer

8.3.09

From:
Aidan Mullen
Hey Gungi,

Wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers, and those of my wife Angela, and my kids Liam, and Cela, are with you and your family at this very difficult time. I wish there was some magic we could all work together to make this go away. You're a shining light to those of us who know you, and I want you to know that we speak of you often on the road, and ALWAYS with a smile on our faces! We will continue to hope for the best, so please be strong for yourself, your family and all of your friends and associates, and know that you are loved by all you've touched over the years!

God Bless
Aidan

Aidan Mullen
Def Leppard

8.2.09

From:
Jill and Sunshine
Hey Gungi,
It's Drum Tech Jill and Sunshine.
We were checking on you and wanted to send our blessings and prayers out for you and your family.
We are all in different places these days.
Sunshine says to send love and light your way. {...Mom's still doing laundry... }
Thanks for being such a good friend with a good heart.
Lots of love,

~ Jill ~
and
~ Sunshine ~

"Oh very young, what will you
leave us this time?
You're only dancing on this earth
for a short while..."

~Cat Stevens

8.2.09

From:
Marty Friedman
Hey Gungi-

Every day on tour, the 2 hours of playing live is easy to make fun. You always brightened up the other 22, and that is no easy feat, my friend. I always counted on you for that and you never ever let me or the others down. Thank you.
Because of you I can tell the difference between a Scottish accent and an English accent.
You`re a rock god, Gungi---

From Tokyo with love, respect and positive wishes and prayers.
Marty Friedman

8.1.09

From:
Daniel Keller
I feel so out-of-touch, having only just heard of Gungi's situation....I know I'm just adding another "me too" voice to this increadibly lengthy tribute page, but I'd be even more remiss if I neglected to do so.

I only met Gungi face-to-face once, during my tenure as artist relations for Shure in Europe. I walked into catering at a Blackmore's Rainbow show at some concert venue somewhere in Germany, and asked several folks sitting at a table if any of them was Gungi. One man began to stand....and just kept on going....until I was having a conversation with someone several floors above me.

As anyone who's worked in the touring industry knows, there are good days and bad days, good venues and bad, people who treat you well and others you'd just as soon forget. For the record, Gungi was one of the more gracious....we did the usual pre-concert hang, and he took more than the customary few minutes to introduce me to the crew, help pass out swag, give me a tour of the system, and generally make sure I felt welcome.

Years later I emailed him about something, and was impressed that he actually remembered our meeting, despite several years and several thousand other people and events that had come and gone since.

Like many of the people posting here, I've been in this industry for longer than I care to recall/admit, and have had the good fortune to get to know some wonderful people. Gungi, if you'll pardon the pun, is a man who truly stands head and shoulders above so many, both in stature and in spirit.

My prayers are with you, brutha.


Daniel Keller
Get It In Writing Inc

8.1.09

From:
Michael Kaye
Oh Man,

OK here we are-lucky that we got here and usually better off for those we have traveled with.

The cool guys have the award for persistence- Like you.

I have benefited greatly from the hours we spent of the gig and on the bus, the stories, the problems the fixes and the laughs...and how the fuck did you fit in that bunk...and when the thing fell John was squashed underneath.

And speaking of large, your immense talent for your chosen profession...pretty much unequaled.

You've been a huge positive influence on myself and so many others.

Thanks.

Wishing you the best and sending positive vibes from a stage somewhere in Spain.

Michael Kaye

8.1.09

From: Ted Gregorek
I never met Gungi, When I first started in this business I heard a lot about him, My first big rodeo was Van Halen's Monsters of Rock I was hired by Audio Analysts as a cable grunt. All of the old guys talked about him and how he went outside the box to solve problems. We're praying for him and his family.

Ted Gregorek, President
All Systems Go, Indiana, Inc.

8.1.09

From: Mical Caterina
Gungi,

Your presence & influence to all of us in this God forsaken business has only been out-shadowed by your friendship and big heart. You've touched so many and have left an indelible mark on all of us. We love you bro and our thoughts and prayers are with you & yours.

BTW: Bill Evans posted a Living Tribute on PAS about you. You can see it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clvE9_uLPok

mikey c

7.31.09

From: Aron Michalski
Aaah Sir Richard,

The most Dangerous of all the Dangerous Brothers...I want you to know the love and respect I feel for you from what you shared with me when we worked together, through our friendship over the years and the way you have handled your challenges in the past few. You always found a way to be positive even when our bosses wrapped themselves in darkness and you proved to me that you did in fact have the fun of 10 men (and I was one of them). My greatest gift in our friendship was your laugh and your smile.

Now, I've certainly gotten a rep as a bitterman over the years but I am going to promise you this; I am going to attempt to embrace life from this day forward the way you have, even if I have to take the fun from another youngster...ok, I promise to give it back. My love and prayers are with you all; know that your extended road family is with you in our way, the lessons and memories shared never forgotten, never taken for granted.

I am a much richer man for having you and your family touch my life.

With all my love,

Aron Michalski
Deepinthehearta, Texas

7.29.09

From: Rusty Lowrey
Gunji,

Can't believe what I'm hearing. Just have to tell you that you are one of the few people I've known over the years that have inspired me to be a better person. You are always a pleasure to be around, smiling and happy, never an unkind word - a great guy. Will be thinking of you. Keep up the fight!

Rusty Lowrey

7.29.09

From: Rick Bazuin
I met Gungi while doing FOH for Canadian heavy metal band “Annihilator” when we opened for “Judas Priest” on the “Painkiller” tour.
Gungi you were very cool to me and taught me some very cool tricks I still use today. I got to see ya in Vancouver once after that when you were on tour with “A perfect circle” I believe it was.
I too have battled with Cancer, I beat it, and I hope you can as well my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Best wishes, Rick “Boink” Bazuin.

Rick Bazuin "Tour Manager" "FOH"

7.27.09

From: David Davidian
Gungi, I like so many others here, want you to know you are in my thoughts and my prayers, my best wishes for recovery go out to you. I remember the last time I saw you checking into a hotel in DC, and that unmistakable big smile and tall frame just always said here's a good friend and a big man in every way. We did not work together much directly but I always l looked forward to running into you on the road. You keep smiling, please keep fighting, and I will keep praying for a happy ending my dear friend.

Love always,
David Davidian

7.26.09

From: Randy Williams
Hi Gungi,

I just heard about your latest condition and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Bridget and the Boys. I really appreciate and cherish everything that you told and/or showed me both professionally and as a friend. We both know that my diplomacy skills needed to be worked on (according to Mustaine)! So thank you. The only thing that is larger than your size is your heart.

I remember you once saying “if my mix doesn’t sound bigger and better than the opening act, then I shouldn’t be mixing the headliner”. That was definitely a true statement and never saw it proved otherwise.

Hang in there my friend,

Randy Williams

7.24.09

From: Tevy
Dear Gungi,

I'm Anne's old roomate,from way way back,Just wanted to send some good energy your way and to thank you for encouraging and inspiring, one of my closest friends in the same position,to seek treatment,You changed his life and are a beacon of hope to so many!!!!!

Thank you

Tevy
7.24.09

From: Steve Payne
Hey Gungi,

Just to say that my thoughts are with you old friend.

Steve Payne
7.24.09

From: David R. Shadoan
Hi Gungi, I just heard of your most recent situation and wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and healing prayers each and every day. You have meant so much to so many it is truly astonishing. If there is anything we can do to help you please do not hesitate to ask. With much love, Dave Shadoan and every one at Sound Image.

David R. Shadoan
President, Sound Image

7.23.09

From: Mark Hughes
Dear Gungi,

Just wanted to send you my best wishes and to tell you that working with you (Spinal Tap '92) was a sheer pleasure. They certainly had the right man at FOH...!

Mark Hughes

7.23.09

From:
Kathy and ferrit
Hey Gungi,

Just got the latest update, We send our love to you and the famliy.

Kathy and ferrit
7.21.09

From: T. "Quake" Mark
Gungi,
I just found the update on your condition. Hang in there my friend.

T. "Quake" Mark
FOH Engineer / Production Manager
7.21.09

From:
Gordon Paterson
Hi Gungi,

Wow, as another Gordon Paterson, I didn't think we came in XXXL. I'm only 5'7" on a good day. I Googled my name and saw your photo. There were two men in the photo and I just wrote you off as been the shorter of the two until I entered your site and enjoyed the wee read of your life. My three children and I have been playing music for about two and half years now and we play and listen to the bands you have been associated with...which I thought was cool. I will use your story to inspire my children to excel in their music. Stay well, and our hearts are with you in your battles.

Cheers,

Gordon Paterson
Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada

7.20.09

From:
Susan and Danny Nichols
Gungi,
You are such a special person to my brother and I. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Stay strong my friend.
Love and courage to you always,
Susan and Danny Nichols
7.17.09

From: Roger Gibbons
Hey Gungi –Roger here – I spent many months stood behind you on Judas Priest & Whitesnake tours, and despite my riser being 2’ taller than yours, I still couldn’t see over you !!!! From the first day that I joined TASCO, and throughout my career, you have always treated me with respect and honesty – those are just two of the wonderful characteristics that make you the amazing guy that you are. You always encouraged me, and took time with me, even as a snotty young kid from Yorkshire who’d moved down to London to work in the warehouse on Lambeth Road – Without you, I don’t think that I would have the career that I do now, and I am proud to call you my friend… My thoughts are with you……

All my love to you, Bridget & the boys……..

Roger Gibbons

7.6.09

From: James Geddes

Gungi,

Check out this web site:
http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2008/04/kanzius_therapy

It's Kanzius RF Therapy
Source: Wired.com

Best of luck

James

7.4.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth
Gungi,

You and your work throughout the years have touched so many people....

Every person that ever attended any concert that you worked, those people benefited from your hard work. Every band member and crew member that worked with you, gained some knowledge from your experience and took that knowledge to the next gig.

But more importantly then your job, look at what you have done personally...as a man.

You are a husband and a father. You have a wife and children who love you. And what more could any of us ask for then that....to be loved and cherished.?

I've never met you, Gungi, but I feel like I know you.
My heart is with you and your loved ones.
I will say it again....don't ever, ever give up. Miracles happen.

Love and hugs,

Carolyn
7.3.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth
Gungi,

Hello, Big Man. Was just wondering how you and your family are doing, so I thought I'd reach out to you again. It's odd, considering how I have never met you and yours, but I find myself thinking of you quite a bit lately...can't explain it, it's just there.

I lit a very special candle for you today.

I'm sending Hugs, Love, Strength, Perseverance, and Everything Positive to you and your loved ones, with every bit of energy I have.

You hang in there, Gungi. Never...ever give up.

Much love, Carolyn
7.2.09

From: Anitra Novy
Hi Gungi,

I thought about you today, the picture of you smiling while standing in the doorway of the call box. I like to think you saw bird droppings on someone’s hat that everyone else was too short to see.

Wishing you the best,

Anitra

7.2.09

From: Muffie Alejandro
Dear Gungi:

Well I remember the first time I ever met you. I had been talking to you on the phone for a long time. And I saw you walk through the shop from my desk. You went past several times with Randy and I was stuck on a phone call. I am only 5’1” so it seemed like part of The Lakers had landed in the shop. I had no idea who you were. When we were introduced I felt like I was just gazing up and up. Sort of like looking at a tall skyscraper. I don’t know who was more amused, you or me. My voice image of you was of a little guy on a pub stool!

You are so often in my thoughts. I want you to know how much I miss working with you. Stay strong.

Muffie Alejandro
Jan-Al Cases
7.1.09

From: Steve Casey
Hi Gungi,
Steve Casey calling (Tasco early 80s with Ritchie Riggs... UFO,MSG)..sorry to here of your troubles.Even if they don't play well You make them sound better!!
Be Well!!
Steve
6.30.09

From: Bob Davis
Hi, Gungi. It's been too long since we've spoken. I think of you often and want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers...

Bob Davis

6.30.09

From: James Geddes
Gungi,
I know your fight has been long, courageous and painful. Not unlike how, i would imagine, you've managed your career, and for all I know your personal life.
There is a new "treatment" that shows much promise. Shadoan looked into it for Jim Douglas but at that time it was still months he was told from FDA medical trials.
I realize how proactive you've been and that you may know much more about it than I, but wanted to mention it just in case you'd missed it.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your kindness over the years and wish you the best.
Get better, the world sounds better with you in it.

Your fan, your friend,
James
6.30.09

From: Tina Waters
Gungi! We miss you! Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lot of love, Tina and the Tour Company gang

Cheers!

Tina Waters
The Tour Company

6.29.09

From: Mark Hogue
Hey Pal,
The world has been a better place because you are in it... Be strong, and know you have touched the lives of many. You have left a legacy of professionalism, genius, talent, but mostly love. You are loved by all that you came in contact with.
6.29.09

From: Rikk Feulner
Gungi –
Keep your chin up and your thoughts positive.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hope your days are getting better and happier.

Rikk Feulner
Dream Theater Tour Mgr.

6.29.09

From: Patrick Stansfield
So sorry to hear of your illness, but glad to hear of your so far successful efforts to fight back. Your many friends and associates are pulling for you. Please take heart from all of us in the "biz", and continue the good fight!

Sincerely, Patrick
6.29.09

From: Larry Morand
Gungi

I hope all is going amazing!

I still remember when Wendy Dio let us rent you for the night at the Roxy - Rough Cutt...man you were so tall you almost had to sit to mix the show!
Cheers

Larry Morand
6.27.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth

I'm hoping that this is good, painless, and positive day for your family and for you, Gungi. I've just booked the trip to see Tears For Fears in Vegas in July. I will be thinking of you and yours during that gig. Oh, how I wish you could be there telling everyone what to do and how to do it.

Gungi........Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much,

Carolyn Henneforth

6.26.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth

Sending you all much love, hope, strength, best wishes and whatever else you all need or want. If it is in my power, you will have it.

Much love and hugs to you and your family,

Carolyn

6.26.09

From: Batty
HEY ! TALLEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!! Batty here (the real short one from Brum). You were ALWAYS a great help to me, you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Ya can have a bunch of my strength if its any good to ya. Now listen hear Gugemyster you best get well......or i'll come around and bite ya ankles.....if i can reach 'em of course!

Get well sooonn pal, love to you and yours.... xxxxxxxxxxxx
Batty............(the real short one)

6.21.09

From: Margaret Rivas
Hi Gungi and Family,

I don't know you or have ever had the pleasure of meeting you but you have touched me and my kids. My 11 year old daughter managed her own yard sale with my other kids. ALL of my kids donated their things to raise money for you. They were very happy it was going to a good good man.

I wish I could offer you more than we have, if anyone would deserve it, it would be you. I am sending you love, strength, peace, joy, and all other things this world has to offer.

We have and will continue to pray for you, your family and your friends.

Sincerely,
Margaret Rivas & My 4 TFF OOBER FANS.

 
6.20.09

From:
Carolyn Henneforth

Gungi,

It's me again, just stopping by to send some love and strength your way. If it is ok with you, I'm going to send you a message containing some of it every day for as long as you need or want it. May you be blessed with calm, resolve, courage and peace.

All the strength to you and your loved ones,

Hugs,
Carolyn

6.18.09

From:
Steve "Zoomie" Zelenka
Hey Gungi, I have not seen you in quite a few years, I think our last encounter was at the NAMM show a fews years ago, before that on the road with the Banana Bunch and wonderful times at Shepperton.

I always think about you with such fond memories, you always have such a ray of light about you and wonderful sense of humour.
Gungi , you have the ability to make anyone it seems smile whatever is happening in their lives, this is a true gift!

I was truly inspired to hear about how you decided to take charge of your own course of health care.

Gungi you are such a kind and strong wiled person, you have given so much to so many, my thoughts and prayers are with you my friend!

Z

6.16.09

From: Dave Clemmer
Gungi we have crossed paths many times in the Carolinas during the past 15 years. Just a note of love and support to you and the family. You keep working that amazing strength of kindness my friend.
Top man mate.

Dave Clemmer
Dave Clemmer Productions, Inc.

6.16.09

From: Gabby
Gungi,

You are in my family and I's daily prayers and thoughts.
Take care.

Sincerely, Gabby

6.15.09

From: Kim
Gungi,

I met you backstage in 2004 in Detroit at a Tears for Fears concert. You were so funny and friendly. I wanted to tell you that many people love you. Let all of our good thoughts and warmth embrace you now. My husband went through cancer a few years ago and I was his caretaker. I extend my warmest thoughts to your family. You are thought of often. Know that God is with you and we are with you. We will be praying for you Gungi. Always.

Love & light,
Kim

6.15.09

From: Beau King
Hi Gungi and Family,

It had been years since I had seen you so last year was a great surprise in Seattle I believe it was. I wish you the best.

sincerely,

Love and Light

Beau and Melissa King
Tour / Production Mgmt /LD
6.14.09

From:
Stacy Everett Harding
Dear Bridget & Gungi,

It's been years since I've seen you - I use to know you when you lived in Kihei (I house sat for you and Bridget, you hooked me up with photos with Moonie - I think of you every time I look at them.)

I had a dream about the two of you a couple of weeks ago and I took it as a sign that I needed to get in touch with you - it was such an odd dream that made no sense to me at the time. The next day I searched the net for an email address but found none.

I wanted you to know that I've been thinking about your family. I don't know exactly what you are going through, but I do know that this is difficult time for you and wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts.

Love,
Stacy Everett Harding

6.13.09

From: Bud Horowitz
For Gungi;

Don't know if you remember me. We did a DEVO tour together in Europe in 1978. I do remember you as the very tall guy who would focus my sidelights for me while standing on a chair when we couldn't find a ladder. I remember those early days of touring, at least for me, with great fondness.

Gungi, I wish you all the best in this fight. My families prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

All the best, my friend.

Bud Horowitz
Lighting Design

6.13.09

From: Cosmo Wilson
Gungi, my friend, I have known you a long time, your experience, friendship and leading by example helped me learn this business we are in. You have helped lead many of us! Your personality, your humor, your work ethic and your general demeanor has been a guide and rule for me, and in saying that, you in many ways are still with me in my daily life, in my work routine and the way I look at life. You have touched many lives, and no matter what happens, you will continue to touch many lives for a very long time- you are, simply put- good people.

Gungi, you are indeed a legend, not just for your gig, but for you as a person. I has been an honor to work with you, but more especially, to be considered your friend. I dearly hope that relationship continues for some time.

You have always been in my thoughts and prayers, and more especially over the past few years that you have been fighting this battle- but never more so than right at this moment. I know that you are surrounded by people who love you, but also know that there are many of us, even though not by your side, who are with you, my friend. I wish you the best.

Love always,

Cosmo
AC/DC

6.12.09

From: Carolyn Henneforth

Gungi,

You don't know me, and I have never met you. But because I am a Tears For Fears fan, I am aware of what you and your loved ones are dealing with.

Gungi, I am so sorry you and your dear family are going though all of this. I have made a donation, and will continue to do so whenever I can.

You have touched so many people though the years, and now it is time for those of us who appreciate the things you have done to pay it back.

Gungi....you, and your family are in my thoughts and I am sending you all of the positive vibes I can, every single minute of every single day. Hang in there, Big Man, don't ever, ever give up. Miracles happen every day. Stay strong, and know that you are loved and cherished. If I had one wish right now, it would be to take your pain away and make you whole again, and get you back on the road again doing what you do so well. :)

May the Goddess cradle you and your family and keep you and them safe, comfortable, peaceful and happy.

My love to you and yours,

Carolyn Henneforth
Missouri, USA

6.12.09

From: Kieran Healy
Dear Gungi,

It's "The Boy" here!

I'm sorry to hear that things have got worse for you, I must confess that you looked so damn good when we met at Rodney and Sharon's place that I have not been following your progress on the web site.

How fondly I remember those Shepperton years, do realise how lucky we were to get our grounding in the business from all those characters from "The Who"?

When you think about it Dick Hayes was a mentor to you,me,ronnie (the bridge)and Zoomie plus so many others. Funny too that at least four of us ended up making a life here in the States.

As we get older it seems that we want to reminisce more or maybe it's just that we have more to reminisce about, however I still look back at those years (1976-1981)as some of the best we ever had.I remember the first time hearing you mix for Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon, I was gobsmacked by how good it sounded and realised then that you would go on to be a great sound man, I on the other hand got kicked out of sound after blowing up too many speakers on the "Nazareth" tour and for my penance had to join the Lighting Department!

Although we lost touch when we came to the States and didn't see each other until recently I still consider us "old mates" and if I can do anything for your family I'll be there.
I don't know if you can take phone calls but I would love to talk to you if you feel up to it, if not don't worry.

God Bless,
Kieran Healy

6.12.09

From: Royal E Jensen
Hey Gungi,

Met you when I was working for LSD/Tasco in 1982, an 18 yr old kid, I had heard the horror stories, they were all so untrue, you are so kind and wonderful to work with. Thinking of you and your family as you deal with this, know you have many friends that will be there for you and anything you need.

Royal

6.12.09

From: Royal E Jensen
Hey Gungi,

Met you when I was working for LSD/Tasco in 1982, an 18 yr old kid, I had heard the horror stories, they were all so untrue, you are so kind and wonderful to work with. Thinking of you and your family as you deal with this, know you have many friends that will be there for you and anything you need.

Royal

6.12.09

From: Alexandra
Dear Gungi

I hope you remember me, Alexandra, I did dressing rooms, each time you came to Buenos Aires with Megadeth. Each time we met I would jump on the bench to embrace you.
I hope you get well very soon and have the faith you can make it. There are still many leather Jackets in Buenos Aires for you.

I send all my love and get well,


Alexandra
6.12.09

From: Paula & Paul Newman
Hi Gungie,

Its Paula from back in the Who days (M L Executives), I didnt really know about this site, I always saw your name on my buddy list and I did write to you a couple of months ago- But didn't here from you.. I am so, so sad to here that you are so poorly and I just wanted to tell you how I loved working with you in our twenty's in Shepperton, you and me in my mini with your head touching the ceiling, we did have fun back in those days. I love you Gungie and always love to see you and here your voice when you were here in Simi Valley.. I just want to say that Paul and I love you very much and wish you comfort and rest.

Love,
Paula and Paul Newman
6.12.09

From: David Fosbinder

Hi Gungi,

My thoughts and prayers are with you buddy. Keep up the good fight. Wanted to share all my new kids with you.

Rowdy is 5, Zane is 2 1/2, and Bear is 10 weeks.

Love always,

Fozzy and crew

6.12.09

From: Damaritz P. Sierra
Hi Gungi,

I work for Tracy Williams who always speaks very highly of you and I feel as if I know you through her stories and fond memories of you. Just want to let you know that you are in my thoughts & prayers and I have tremendous admiration for your strength & courage.

Damaritz P. Sierra
Altour International

6.12.09

From: Michael DiSarro
Gungi,

I just want to say a couple of words about a person I have never met. After looking at all the pictures and reading a lot of the posts here I was able to piece together that you are a HUGE part of so many people's lives. You are clearly a master at what you do based on some of the artists you have worked with and the respect that is clearly given you on this site. Know that you have made an eternal impact on the world and your legacy will live on. I wish we could have worked together. I don't even know you, but I give you my total respect. Peace be with you.

Thank you.


Michael DiSarro
Commercial Accounts Manager
Pro Sound & Stage Lighting
6.12.09

From: Richard Barr
Gungi,

It has been a while since we have chatted. I am praying for you. You have surrounded yourself with many fantastic people. I know you have touched as many peoples lives as you have touched mine. You're an amazing human being. Love from all of us on AC/DC.

-Rich
5.20.09

From: Brenda Fowler
I miss you, Gungimon!

-Brenda
3.26.09

From: Ritchie Riggs
Hello Gungi
I hope you remember me as well as I remember you big boy, Its Ritchie Riggs, we worked together at TASCO in the 80s, sorry to hear of your troubles, I think about you and those days a lot, keep up the fight, love and prayers Ritchie.

Providence Farm
Holsworthy
Devon
UK
3.17.09

From: Sue and Misha
Hi Gungi,

Sir Sargent Sir... Sailor Dive!!!!
Sue and Misha send you much love from Boise! What an impact you've made on both of our lives. Your friendship brought us together and we will be forever grateful!! May the FTD man be with you!!

We Love You!!

Sue and Misha
3.11.09

From: Roger Bell
Hey, Bud

I was just listening to live Judas Priest and there was the monster Gungi mix (big and loud). Hope all is well. I think of you all the time.

-Roger Bell
6.10.08

From: Rich Sandrok
Hey Gungi,

Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts. All the best to you from all of your friends here at Shure. I look forward to seeing you in Chicago again. Speedy recovery!

Rich Sandrok

6.2.08

From: Laura Ruta
Hi, my name is Laura and I´m from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
First time I met Gungi was in 1997 touring with Megadeth, after that I met again when he came with Steve Vai, but I can´t remember the exact date. Anyway, he was very polite inviting my pregnant friend and me to see Megadeth from his place of work. Thanks to that we could see, as per there was a lot of people!!!!!! Second time we had a great time with Mike Mangini, Roger Bell and Magee.
Wish you all the best in the word, in spite I don´t know you well you show us how big your heart is.

XXXX
Laura Ruta from Buenos Aires, Argentina

4.21.08

From: Pauline Gunn (nee Vissenga)
get your motor runnin..........

Could this be the same" Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know" Gungi Paterson I was crazy in love with @1963/4 from Dunfermiline?, There cant be two of you! You were a 'rocker' & drove a motor cycle, I was an English 'mod', a hairdresser with Greens on the high street. My father thought you were just dreadful!

If you are the same guy then I'm positive you will conquer this illness, you were intimidating then (not as much as my dad!) & any mutant cells that have the termacity to attempt to invade your big strong body will surely be driven to retreat, withered bruised & beaten.
Boyfriends, husbands & lovers have come, gone & mostly been forgotten in the last 40 odd yrs, but as you can tell you left a big impression on a 16yr old & its no wonder you've so many friends. If youre not the same guy, - tho' thats unlikely- same sentiments apply.
Pauline Gunn (nee Vissenga)

2.6.08

From: Hugh B.
Gungi,

You've been responsible for some of the greatest nights of music in my life, over many years. A bunch of memories that still sound great, even though they're just memories. My life is so much richer for all those times you were behind the board. For a man that's brought so much to so many throughout the world, I thought I could give a small piece of that back by letting you know we're thinking about you. You've been down a long, tough road. Hang tough, and keeping pushing it up to 11!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hugh B.
1.31.08

From: Danny Nichols
Hey, Gungi

I am sending you tons of positive vibes from the great white north. Hope to see you behind a mixing board again on this side of the border real soon.

- Danny Nichols & Family - Montreal, Canada
11.11.07

From: Andrea Grasso
Hi Gruno, I don't know you but I wish you a speedy recovery.
Keep on fightin' man!
Love, Andrea
10.15.07

From: Crystal Davieau
Hey Gungi,
I recently spoke with my uncle, Rick Bos, and was thrilled to hear of all of the gains you have made in your fight against cancer. Way to go! I know you'll continue to improve and I hope our paths will cross again in the near future. I have to say, I love your motto: no fear, no pity, only courage and strength. That's what it's all about!
10.14.07

From: Jon

wizzardsound.com
Hey Gordon, The measure of a man is based on the amount of friends he has. I would say you measure well....We have never meet and you would not know me if bumped into one another. Just sending this note to you to let you know That some stranger cares. Yes we are in the same business, just on different levels. Yet the similarities are real.

Please take the time to love, It really puts all the meaning in life. Families are the worlds real treasure's ...Laugh outloud often for no reason at all. Do something nice for someone and don't tell a soul..... Don't forget to tell the ones you love just how you love them....

Peace, love, health ,happiness, to you and yours.
10.2.07

From: Ray Amico
To honor and celebrate the life of Brian Harding who passed away on September 12, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer a Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 7 at 11:00 am
Morgan Memorial Park
Glen Cove, NY

Please join us on this very special day of remembrance

Directions and information for long distance travelers is attached

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to any of the following organizations:

Buddy Kemp Caring House, Charlotte
Livestrong ? Lance Armstrong Foundation
North Shore Animal League America
Plant a tree in Brian?s memory

Please forward this message to any friend or acquaintance of Brian?s
who might be missing from this distribution and would like to attend

For additional information or assistance, e-mail Dana Harding at
gourmet516@yahoo.com
9.24.07

From: Ray Amico
thanks to everyone who has been writing in.. i just wanted to make a brief mention about brian harding, a beautiful person who lost his battle with cancer a week ago... brian had written in to this site and was battling as hard as he could but he succumbed last week.. there will be a memorial held in nyc on oct.7th.. i will post info for it... keep fighting, keep battling.. love, ray
9.19.07

From: Troy C. Kliesch
Hey Gungi. Hope all is going good. I am getting ready for rehearsel this weekend. You will be in my thoughts everynight when the lights go down. ROCK ON MY FRIEND !!!
9.1.07

From: Jessie Cantu'
I wish and hope you Fight this cancer and keep being strong, you are loved very much and in my prayers! From everybody especially Tears For Fears!
From #1 TFF Fan.
8.15.07

From: Dave Shadoan
Hi Gungi, it was great seeing you for dinner the other night. Good food and a great conversation. It was great to see and here how well your treatments and have progressed. Spragoo and all of your friends here send you there best wishes for your continued success. All the best, Dave Shadoan.
8.13.07

From: Andy Hamilton
Hey, Stew Wilsons cousin here, met you on a few tours. Just saw Stew on the Dream Theatre tour when they came through Chicago. I wish you and your family the best, thanks for taking care of Stewie.
8.8.07

From: Grif
Hi Gungi,

Keep fighting - Grif
8.6.07

From: kathry
gungi,
hope you get well pretty soon i want to meet you because i want to see how can i help you in a better way please e-mail me i love you.
7.29.07

From: Tracy Mak

myspace.com/swillieboy
Hey Gungi...i`m pulling for u...gonna support u at the show tonite in O.C. Best of health to come for u Gungi.

7.25.07

From: Stephen Kohlmann
To say I admire your bravery in this battle is a massive understatement. I know you probably have no idea who I am, but I met you at a Tears For Fears show in Minneapolis back in '04. I don't think we were ever formally introduced, but I was lucky enough to meet the band backstage and after the "Grip & Grin" was all over, I had noticed that most of the fans and crew were all gone and I had no idea how to get out of the venue. I missed a security escort out of the venue and asked you how the hell to get back outside. You brought me in the elevator with you and led me outside. I thanked you, we shook hands and off I went into the night with memories I will cherish forever as one of the coolest nights of my life. Probably doesn't seem like too big of a deal, but it was a big help. Also, hours before the show, you stayed behind and let the lads in the band sign my CD booklet. Granted, I mention personal experiences, but from hearing about you from others and reading about your story, I cannot tell you how cool I think you are. Keep up the good fight and maybe I'll see you this Sunday in Costa Mesa at the TFF show!
7.18.07

From: Leon Ingleright
Gungi,

I know I don't know you and you don't know me, but my heart goes out to you nonetheless for two important reasons: First, I have always been strongly influenced (in music and in life) by Roland and Curt since well back in my 80's youth, and any friend of theirs is a friend of mine. Second, I also went through cancer of a very similar variety only a few years ago. I was diagnosed with PTCL (Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma) in 2003 and underwent mainly conventional treatment (chemotherapy for six months) to knock it out. For the most part it seems I have been lucky and stayed in remission since then, but I know all too well the daunting task of holding yourself together and staying strong through what seems like an impossible challenge. I am extremely impressed by the holistic methods you are using to tackle your beast, and I sincerely hope this is a general indication of the direction of medical advances yet to come. Nevertheless, my thoughts and prayers go out to you just the same -- I am confident that your own impressive strength of will and character and the positive energy sent your way by myself and all of the friends, family, and fans that are pulling for you will prove to be a tidal force that will push you through to victory. Stay strong and positive; we are all beings of greater power and wonder than our mere physical appearance may suggest, and we can all make miracles if we only give ourselves the chance.

All the best in love and friendship,

Lee (Leon Ingleright, "Cado")
7.12.07

From: Mike

livesoundhire.co.uk
Get well soon mate..
7.11.07

From: JonO
Its been a long time since the halcyon days of Try Another Sound COmpany.
You are not only a giant in the industry but also in life.
My thoughts are with you ( and your watch collection ?)
Be cool, Be safe and FIGHT you bugger !!!!!!
All the very best
JonO
7.10.07

From: Will Castillo E
Get super well and better every day friend.

I'm sure you`ll do it, just a little patience!
7.3.07

From: yann LE CLEZIO
hello gungi,

I just found time to say how glad I was to have had the oportunity to meet you. you ve crossed my way for the rtl2 tears for fears show, and I ve been delighted to work with you. I ll try to keep news from you via your site. keep the faith, hope to see you soon take good care of yourself.

yann
6.7.07

From: Gandhi
Yo Gungi respect . Cant wait to see you bud . That Ash tour was one of my best times out. Got to tour with one of the Gs . I will see back out there soon spliff in tow.
5.30.07

From: kevin costello
gungi,
Hope this note finds you well!

I sent you some alternative cancer treatment links in a message a couple months back. Since then, my friends wife found out she had cancer of the esophagus so in my research for her I found some info. that might benefit yourself as well.

Still praying for you my friend.
May God pour his blessings on you and your family!
Kevin

http://home.online.no/~dusan /diseases/cancer/cancer_dr_b udwig.html
http://www.cancertutor.com/i ndex.html

http://www.cancertutor.com/C ancer/Laetrile.html

http://www.ourfathersfarm.co m/

http://home.bluegrass.net/~j clark/b17_dosage.htm

http://www.1cure4cancer.com/ controlcancer/information/na tureofcancer/nature.htm .
5.26.07

From: Thad Edwards
Hey Gungi,
As a young punk audio guy back in the mid 80's You were very encouraging to me about my abilities etc. As a cancer survivor I hope I can be that way to you now. Your attitude and the love of your friends and family can help you beat this thing. Stay Strong and hold the ones you love close.
5.23.07

From: Donna M

myspace.com/donna__m
HI, i just surfed in off of Live's site, and read about your alternative treatment process. I underwent standard chemotherapy for breast cancer last jan-april and it nearly did me in (body wide infection on the last round of chemo). there has to be a better way than poisoning the body, and it sounds like you've found one such way. i'm bookmarking your page in case i ever need to consider treatment options again in future. i wish you continued good health.

5.18.07

From: Cdub
Just to make you smile.
Bla Bla Bla Prayers, Bla Bla Bla Love, Bla Bla Bla just get the fuck better man, I got men out here going amuck. We need you. I can't wait to here those words again " Hello Boys, I'm Back "
Cdub
5.16.07

From: Dale
I'm here initially because i saw an interview with Fiona on myspace, then i went to her page, read a bit and found out about you, so i snooped and i just got done reading your progress. I'm young and i've been through stuff but you, i can't ever imagine doing what you're doing and i applaud you every step of the way.
5.15.07

From: Martin Walker
Gungi, not seen you for a very long time, sorry to hear your news, but glad to hear you are fighting back. I follow in your JP footsteps and think about that every time the band walk onstage. Would love to catch up with you again sometime... Take care, and may you get the future you deserve...
Martin Walker
5.15.07

From: Rick Gould
Hey Gungi- Heard about your plight. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and I hope that you will have a very speedy recovery. Hang in there! RG
5.14.07

From: Del Palmer

delpalmer.com
Dear Gordon..
I am so sorry to hear of your illness... However, remembering you as I do from 1979 I KNOW you will beat this thing..

Take the utmost of care...

Love to you and yours

Del .
5.13.07

From: Todd Wilkinson
Hey buddy! How are you these days? Getting better I hope! Do you know if they have auctioned the "James Brown" Bass yet??I have some people who want to bid on it , if it's still in auction... Best of wishes, and god bless
Todd
5.11.07

From: Quenna Terry
Dear Gungi and Bridgett,

It has been some time since I met you in CA at JBs. I've thought about you many times and wish you the best. I know all is so much work, and you are having tremendous success. It's so great to hear!!

I finished up out there in mid-March and came home to Texas. All is going well. Summer is finally upon us and I'm looking forward to it.

I introduced my family to your website and we enjoyed looking at it so much. You both are an inspiration in my life and I'm blessed to have met you.

I wish you continued strength and courage.

Best regards,

Quenna Terry
Lubbock, Texas
5.9.07

From: Danny

dcricks.com
Gungi,
My family and I wish you a speedy recovery and Thank You for the great time we had with you and TFF @ the Mandalay Bay concert in Las Vegas.
Thank you for all you do.
Cheers, Danny and family.
5.8.07

From: Jonty
Miss Fiona Apple has explained why,
And thus I send this reply,
For anyone that keeps her producing her sound,
And picks her up when in her downess she is found,
Anyone who helps her to continue to do what she does do,
And the way it effects others, deserves sometime, it's true,
Plus the fact that you seem like an energy that spreads joy and smiles to many others,
Ans again keeps Miss Apple producing one album after another,
Should get a chance to touch many more,
As there are few in this world, which is a flaw,
And if I can help in what little way I can,
Fingers crossed, touch wood, pray for entities to keep you safe, this wonderfulman.
Jonty
5.7.07

From: Ragina Gaige
Hope all is well.
Best wishes to you.
Good luck, friend.
5.3.07

From: Allen Sligar
Hi I saw the link via Fiona's page. Good luck and best wishes in your fight. Youve worked with some of my favorite musicians.
Get well soon! -- Allen

5.2.07

From: Mike Sinclair
It's been a long time since we worked together but time does not fade good memories. I know you will get through this with the same grace and dignity that you bring to everything you do. All the very best to you.
4.18.07

From: Chris Williams

gaffa.org
I run gaffa.org, a Kate Bush web site, and I'm trying to confirm that Gordon "Gungi" Patterson was the sound engineer for Kate's one and only tour. There was an episode of "Nationwide" about the tour that featured a very tall Scot talking about creating the headset microphone so Kate could dance...but he wasn't identified by name. I've never met the gentleman, but he seems to be well-loved in the sound community. Best of luck with his recovery!
4.17.07

From: Kevin Zuber
Hi Gungi, hoping your treatment is still going well. Your last update I read sounds very promising. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm still down in AZ for a little longer on vacation from the oc's. 51 days clean today!!!! Call me when you can. Take care Big guy!! Kevin
4.17.07

From: rkrone
your buddy asked us to stop by, its great to hear about your recent successes with the alternative methods.

peace,
rkrone
4.17.07

From: alexnlori
Gungi, Was great to hear your voice. Keep it tall and ill make the browines.

Our best wishes friend.
4.15.07

From: Clint Holly
Hey Gungi,

We have only met a few times but I did see you often backstage. I was a truck driver on the last tour with Fiona Apple and Coldplay. I wish you the best of luck with your health and I am praying for you.

Stay Loud my friend!
4.14.07

From: Carolyn
Gungi,

I heard of your brave fight with the demon cancer on a TFF site. I've entered the raffle, and will continue to do so. But to be honest, the thing I really want to win is to see you healthy again and doing what you do so well. Hang in there, Big Man, you WILL beat this.

All the best, all the hope, and all the love.......Carolyn
4.12.07

From: Brian Harding
Hey Gungi,
I'm a friend of Ray Amico's and he told me about your website and your story. I too have been battling through cancer for the past 9 months so I can understand on a deep level the true adventure and journey you are on. So many can wish you the very best and try to help, but so few truely understand the life you live while fighting cancer. I spent many years doing live production, but ended up in the studio doing music production as my thing. But I still think about doin' the big shows and the fun I had for those years. I wish you all the best and hope to meet you someday and share war stories.

Live & Laugh as much as you possibly can. Peace.

Brian
4.12.07

From: Chuck Becker
Gungi,

Some of my best road memories are with Def Leppard in '83 with you , Brooksie, Side Phil, Harry and the rest of the Tasco gang. Kate Bush still brings back great thoughts of arena sound checks, all thanks to you. You have been an inspiration and mentor to many people, so thanks for being there for us. Now we are there for you, so keep up the fight. There are many more sound checks to come, my friend.

Chuck Becker
4.11.07

From: michaela walsh
uncle gungi...between grief and fear, between love and courage...you have my aunt who is can turn paper into roses, raindrops into the ocean's kisses, and who has the gift of laughter, ferocity, and passion that can heal...these things, you already know. i think about you guys a lot.

4.11.07

From: Joe Luis
Gungi!!!! Joe here, the Gabisom's system engineer from Sao Paulo- Brazil.
All my prayers for you.
Hope see you again as soon as possible.
Keep fighting!!
4.7.07

From: James "Jamo" Stewart
Yo Gunj
I remember back in the old "PRIEST" days........
Great times.......
Remember when, yadda,yadda,yadda
Brooksie,you,me..........
Good ol dayz
You could always "pull it out" in the mix.....
Hope you can do it one more time
Get well my friend

Jamo
4.7.07

From: Allyson Michelle

myspace.com/ohschnap_
I am a big fan of Fiona Apple, and I saw how she performed in a few shows for Gungi, and thought it was so nice and such a wonderful thing to do.

Well, she asked us to donate so money if we could, and I read the story and donated some money. I wish Gungi the best of luck. Live strong, and be cool.
4.6.07

From: Joe Deninzon

myspace.com/stratospheerius
Gungi,
I am an electric violinist/ friend of Colin LaMastro, and he told me about your situation. I wish you and your family strength during this difficult time. May you beat this thing and go on with your incredible life!
Peace,
-Joe Deninzon
4.6.07

From: April
I didn't know who you were until now, but you seem to be very important to alot of people who have strongly influenced my life, so I'm just hear to send my best wishes in hopes it will make a difference for you. GOOD LUCK!!!!
4.3.07

From: Jack Secret
As you can see by the picture I have been thinking about you and keeping the faith. I have no doubt that you will beat this and in the meantime I pass along best wishes from the boys in RUSH and BOC.
js

4.3.07

From: Jeff Waters

annihilatormetal.com
Gungi... you might remember me from a 1991 tour through Europe where my band supported Priest on the Painkiller run. I sure remember you (and that incredibly loud Kate Bush song that you forced upon all of us in soundcheck!!!). I just want you to know I am thinking of you (and will say a rare prayer, just in case it might help!) and hope you never give up. I never really talked to you much but you always had a smile for us and would help any of us out, when we needed it... and I will also do something else for you now. Love and fight.
4.3.07

From: Janelle
I just wanted to say that you are an inspiration, and that the WORLD will learn from the legend that is you!
4.2.07

From: Chad Olech
Gungi,

We have only met a couple of times. I wish you and your family all the best you are in all our prayers. Keep fighting. See you out there soon. .
4.1.07

From: Fergie
Hi Gungi,
time to call on that inner chuchter strength. You can do it
aw ra best Fergie
3.30.07

From: Mike Allison
Gungi..Go with the saying never give up..we still have lots of tours to do together..I have just found out about this..
You will be in my prayers
3.30.07

From: Adri?n
Hi, my name is Adri?n, I'm from Argentina and I had never studied English, so... SORRY FOR MY GRAMMAR! I wanted to send my good vibe from here to Gungi. All the luck in the world for you at overcoming this obstacule!! I'm sure that you'll be just fine. You have a lot (really a lot!) of people that love you, that's very important! My regards to Gungi's family! We are all with you in this moment!

3.30.07

From: Troy Pfister
Hey Gungi,
I heard about your medical problems on the Steve Vai website and decided to make a contribution towards your treatment. Anyone that has done so much for artists, and for the love of music is a friend of mine. God Bless you in your recovery. Live, Laugh, and Love.

3.25.07

From: Dave Clemmer
Hey my friend,
Just a note to send my best and to let you know that I'm thinking of you and your family. Your a top man Gungi and your gonna be well and back out there soon. I hope to see you back at one of the sheds in NC and pull off another pro show together.
All the best Gungi.

Dave Clemmer
Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Cary, NC
3.24.07

From: Kristen
Gungi,
I was linked here through Fiona's MySpace and thought I would donate some words of love since I'm unable to donate any $$. I hope you know that you are in our prayers and that we wish you a speedy recovery.
Take good care!
peaceandlove*
Kristen in Colorado :) .
3.21.07

From: roger bell
to the man who gave great sound
for so many years the harder the gig the bigger the smile.
see you next time you are in new york
your pal roger
3.19.07

From: Stacy Farnsworth

helpstacyplease.com
myspace.com/sunperqs
Dear Gungi,
Mike Brown told me of your condition & website and I wish you well on your journey. In June of 2006, I was diagnosed with FHC - a very rare cancer of the liver. Only 200 people in the world are diagnosed with it every year. I am 28 now and trying to live life to the fullest every day. Hopefully, I only have 4 weeks of chemo left!! I love Fiona Apple and was bummed to see I just missed the concerts!! Stay strong. Live well. Laugh out loud. Lots of LOVE ~Stacy
You can contact me through the website my friends made for me;
helpstacyplease.com
OR through myspace:
myspace.com/sunperqs

3.19.07

From: Bruce & Sidonia Beckel
Gung, We have been keeping up with your status and you are in our thoughts always, we wish you the best and as you well know if there is anything we can do for you all you have to do is ask. Bruce and you have always been such a pair to look at when you are together at the sound board as you are so very tall and Bruce is so much shorter!!! We have enjoyed your music and talent so many times over the years and hope to again soon! Wishing you all the best that our caring love can bring to you. Bruce and Sidonia - Orlando, FL
3.15.07

From: Stacy Farnsworth
Dear Gungi,
Mike Brown told me of your condition & website and I wish you well on your journey. In June of 2006, I was diagnosed with FHC - a very rare cancer of the liver. Only 200 people in the world are diagnosed every year. I am 28 now and trying to live life to the fullest every day. Hopefully, I only have 6 weeks of chemo left! I love Fiona Apple and was bummed to see I just barely missed the concert!! Stay strong. Live well. Laugh out loud. Lots of LOVE ~Stacy
P.S. You can also contact me at http://www.myspace/sunperqs
3.14.07

From: Ruthie
Dear Gungi,

Sending you healing energy and light.

We met during the soundcheck at Fiona's last Philly show. You were warm and kind and explained the soundboard to my friends and me.

We were the ones that brought Fiona and the crew the gingerbread house that we were told you all "deliciously enjoyed".

You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

All the best...Ruthie
3.21.07

From: roger bell
to the man who gave great sound
for so many years the harder the gig the bigger the smile.
see you next time you are in new york
your pal roger
3.13.07

From: Pyro Pete

http://jemfx.com/
Hey!!! You bastard!!! Well it looks like you getting sick has turned some of our old friends into greeting card writers!! Do you believe some of the tear jerking crap!!!!
Get better you %*^&!!!!
(I was going to call you a cunt, but that might piss some cunt off.)
Pyro Pete
3.12.07

From: Alli
feel better gungi!!!
I wish you the best of luck
3.12.07

From: Spyder Mike Guidry

myspace.com/spydermikeguidry
The Best Of Luck To Ya', My Giant Friend!

Best Wishes To You And Your Family!

I Hope To See Ya' Around Austin Soon.
3.8.07

From: Jan
My thoughts are with you and your family.
3.8.07

From: steve dahlheimer
Gungi;
Patrick shared with me some of he issues that you are dealing with. Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and wishing you the best and a speedy recovery.

Steve Dahlheimer
(Pat's Dad)
3.6.07

From: Mike 'Cha' Claffey
Hey Gungi, I am glad to hear that you are doing better.My prayers are with you and your family.We have worked together a bunch of times. I'm at Madison Square Garden for 23 years.The last time I saw you was with Fiona or Live.We just had Rod Stewart and Pete Rale filled me in.I was just diagnosed with stomach cancer 5 weeks ago.I'm on my fourth week of chemo and I'm doing pretty good.I hope you are in N.Y.C. this year I would love to see you. I love hearing all the good old stories from you.Please try to e-mail back.Stay strong and keep fighting,love Cha
3.5.07

From: kevin costello
Hello Gungi,
Hope this mail finds you feeling and healing well!

I caught up with you/Fiona this summer past in Cary, NC at that beautiful ampitheatre by the lake. Fantastic performances from you all!
Although I am saddened by the news of your illness, I am happy to see you are fighting this with a positive attitude and beginning to heal.

I will attach some web sites which are full of very beneficial and effective treatments/therapies for cancer. My mother is a cancer survivor and used some the various suggestion and supplements described on these sites. I realize that you are under a specific therapy, but perhaps you may find some info. to use as an adjunct with your current protocol.

Someday, I hope to see you working with an artist I'm gigging for and we can shake hands in celebration of your victory!
Until then, I will be praying for you and your family.

Many,Many Blessings,
Kevin Costello

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http://www.earthclinic.com/C URES/cancer.html

http://www.houseofnutrition. com/763948058020.html

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http://www.cqs.com/cancerthe rapy.htm

After trying many others, this particular brand saved me from a life threatening staph infection!
http://www.paradiseherbs.com /oliveleaf.html
3.5.07

From: D.J. White
Be strong and fight hard.
My prayers are with you and yours.
3.4.07

From: Blake Scott
Gunji, I wish you the best and I hope you recovery fully !!! It's was nice meeting you when you came to san diego during the tears tour.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT !!!!!
3.4.07

From: Edmund Haave
You will get through this Gungi cause me and the rest of DP and Rainbow fans needs you. Don't forget to enjoy a glass of cognac while listen to DP and Rainbow. That's good medicine. Seek life and life seeks you.
Best wishes from Norway.
3.3.07

From: Savino
GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS YOU FROM SOUTH ITALIAN DEEP PURPLE FAN.
3.3.07

From: Jim E. Manngard
Hello and greetings Gungi!! Sorry to hear about your health problem, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. You're great guy, Be strong and get well soon and never give up the fight!! Keep the faith. Kind regards! Jim.
3.3.07

From: mike bordin
best wishes to you,Gungi.all my good thoughts headed your way.
3.2.07

From: Rainer Klos
Hi Gungi,
you might remember me from the Rainbow Stranger in us all tour, the mad German even turing up for Japanese shows..
I ma currently being treated for leukemia, treatment started 18 months ago...not a nice time, but I put up a fight and had a very positive attitude from the start. This positive attitude helps...keep fighting and thinking positive and you'll be cured....
I have urther treatment till about late October this year, then things should be ok(actaully no cancer cells found for a year now, just more chemo to minimise the risk of a relapse..
You're in my prayers,
Rainer

3.1.07

From: Anyse G. RN
Best of Luck to you! Be strong and hang in there...Have faith! As a nurse I have seen many miracles before so don't give up!

3.1.07

From: mayra lopez
Hello Mr. Gungi, well what can I say I'm a stranger but an admirer of Fiona Apple for 10 yrs.I was sent an e-mail; an all my positive vibes go out, not just for you but your whole family that is also involved in your healing.I'm not religious by nature;I drift more to the logic of things, and one has always the instinct to fight for there family.From the Lopez and Corona Family
2.28.07

From: David Moya

myspace.com/27631087
Hello Gungi,
I just found out about you through Fiona Apple's mailing list, and I wanted to wish you all the best in your fight against cancer. Cancer runs very strong in my family, so your situation hits close to home for me, as unfortunately I have a good chance of facing it in my own health eventually. I made a donation to you and I hope it helps you and your family with your treatment expenses. I read your story and I admire you for having a positive attitude even in a time of crisis. From what Fiona wrote about you, I can tell that you are an amazing friend to her, and I am sure you are a wonderful husband and father. Maybe someday I'll have the pleasure of seeing a performance you've worked on and meet you. I wish you and all of your family and friends the best during your healing, and a victory for you in your battle with cancer.

Sincerely,
David Moya
2.28.07

From: Susan Nichols
I have searched years for you. Last time we met in Montreal you were off to get married in Hawaii. I'm so excited to find you and so heartbroken to hear of your fight which you must continue. Congratulations on your beautiful family and on being you. I remember how kind you were towards my brother and I, we were strangers you welcomed wholeheartedly in Montreal. I will look for the photos we took together and send them. We miss you dearly and will say a prayer for you always. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a world of strength
& love.
Susan Nichols, Montreal
2.28.07

From: Don T
I heard about you from Fiona's email and hope my donation helps out. Thanks for being that special person who brings warmth to everyone around you...the world needs more people like you. You are indeed in my prayers as well.
2.28.07

From: McDoug
It is difficult not to fall into Beigeland with the world being overwhelmed by haoles with the help of their sponsor-Bank iof America, the BOA, the constrictor of all life in this zone. The Big Gun must heal! Soundman no ka oi! I will pass your regards to Alan Rogan tomorrow night at The Who concert, a life event the big Gun should be mixing. Gungi, whichever of us crosses over first must make sure we get some coastal property at the next bus stop. I have heard the first one's there get the best views? Who knows? Who's Next? Who's Left? Hmph! I suppose there are alot of great musicians there already that require a great mix, but I do hope they have to wait awhile longer. Gungi, we are singing your praises around the lodge fires, you can be assurred of that. Gungi, the living legend....a giant among lesser men....a heart as big as the universe....and that will make the medicine that saves the time to pass the pipe once more in peace and harmony. One love, One dog!

2.28.07

From: Jillana Lois
hey gungi!
cancer is such a jerk! kick it in the tush! i had a big tumor too that put my right arm out of commission when i was 18! be strong and know the world loves you!
2.28.07

From: Danny Nichols
Dear Gungi,

Long time no see mate. Best you get back into action as soon as possible. Today's bands need all the help soundwise that they can get!!!
Best wishes and much love to you from Danny Nichols and family, Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
2.28.07

From: Chris Hannon
Hi Gungi,
We have never met, but I am a Fiona fan and a recovering throat cancer patient myself (age 30). Staring this sort of thing in the face can be beyond difficult at times. I am grateful that this site is up and running for you, because the support of friends (met and unmet) is of inestmable value and will continue you to be so down the road. I wish you the best. Hang in there man.

Chris Hannon
Seattle, WA
2.28.07

From: Crystal Munroe
Hi Gungi,

I'm a final year student studying a BSc in complementary medicine and health sciences and I got an email from Fiona Apple's mailing list about your website. I think it's great that you're going for the alternative methods of treatment and I admire your courage and belief in what I really think is the way forward for health care.
I wish you and your family love and healing- you are in my thoughts.
Crystal x
2.28.07

From: Carrie
I've seen you at quite a few Fiona Apple concerts over the past year; man you're tall. I've also seen you after a couple of the shows out by the tour buses, and you seem like a really cool English guy. I'm definitely gonna drive 4 hours from Las Vegas to LA to be @ one of the benefit concerts @ Largo so I can help you out. Thanks for making so many artists sound their best over the years. You're in my prayers.
2.28.07

From: Nicole du Plessis

myspace.com/blackbirdspirit
Gungi,

I heard about this site through Fiona Apple's mailing list and it contained a wonderfully splendid letter, written by Fiona herself, that gave us all a realistic insight into how people feel about you. I figure if someone can write such an amazing letter (that pretty much resembled poetry) about you, then you must be one heck of a man!

I don't have money to give, I'm only 19 and living in South Africa, the exchange rate would actually leave you having to pay me back! lol Nevertheless, I thought I would send out some good vibes all the way from South Africa and just let you know that I have a history of cancer in my family and that it can (AND WILL!) be overcome by you. I hope to someday see you peform. So never lose hope.

Strength and stranger hugs!
-Nicole from South Africa
2.28.07

From: Lauren O'Farrell
I just wanted to let you know that I am a lymphoma survivor and have been in remission since August 2006.

I had almost three years of treatment, including a stem cell harvest and transplant, radiotherapy and six kinds of chemo.

Now I am living my life again just like I used to. Well maybe not just like it. Everything seems to be a bit more shiny and interesting. So you can kick the arse of this thing!

Also I am running a project at the moment to raise money for Cancer Research. My knitting group (don't laugh, it is very trendy nowadays!) and I are knitting 300-foot of scarves for the Lions in Trafalgar Square in honour of the Lion-hearted people fighting cancer every day.

We have had knitters from all over the world send parts. Many of them are knitting in honour of cancer fighters. It is an amazing thing to be part of.

If anyone is interested you can read our blog through our website at www.stitchandbitchlondon.co. uk

I guess what I am trying to say is that cancer can be beaten and though I know it is hard becoming a human pin cushion etc it can be done.

The only strange part is how much you want to save everyone else once you are better. :)

My thoughts are with you and your brave family.

Lauren
Stitch and Bitch London
"Knit fast, purl young"
2.28.07

From: dave monsey
Gungi, you explained many strange British desserts to me. I miss you and I look forward to working with you again.
Dave
2.27.07

From: Debra
I'm a Fiona fan and have now become a fan of yours. I'll be sending you healing thoughts and prayers from San Francisco. Keep up your positive attitude and strength. You're loved by so many, so you must feel how much energy there is for YOU out in the universe! Hugs- Debra
2.27.07

From: Carrie
Hello! I just heard about your story through Fiona's mailing list and I would like to express my deepest sympathies. May God bless you and your family. I wish you all the best, love, happiness and HEALTH. God Bless you!! Stay strong.
2.27.07

From: Jennifer
I just received notice of this site through Fiona's mailing list. I wish I could attend the tribute shows, but I'm on the other side of the country. For now, I'm sending positive energy and thoughts to yourself and your family. It's awesome that you've taken proactive control of your health, and I have faith that you will triumph in the end.

Take care, and I hope you have a good evening!
2.27.07

From: Jill
You are the man! I just heard about you through Fiona's mailing list, and I want to send you all the positive thoughts that I can. I am a student nurse and nurse aide in an oncology unit, so I have seen what you're going through and find your attitude amazing in your blogs. Keep the faith and gratitude for your beautiful family and supportive community.
Much love,
Jill V in Raleigh, NC
2.27.07

From: Jim Hallowes
Dear Gungi,
All my best wishes go out to you and your family!
You are in our prayers!
Love,
Jim Hallowes
2.27.07

From: Jacob Meziere
Good luck, man. You'll pull through.
2.27.07

From: Michael Nauschultz
I am a fan of Fiona Apple and read about your plight. I am financially challenged but made a donation anyway. Please know you will be in my prayers and I wiil send as much healing energy as I can muster.

Good Luck and Godspeed
2.26.07

From: john hutchison
Hi gordon
I am your mums taxi driver back home in sunny kirkcaldy she told me about this site hope you are on the mend big man see you when youre back home
2.23.07

From: Christy Rodrigues
Dear Gungi,
I was perusing the Largo website, and I happened upon a F. Apple benefit for you. I am sending you as much healing energy as I can muster, and hoping to hear -- very soon -- that your holistic therapy has wiped-out every last cancer cell. I have never met you, but hope I have the pleasure, someday soon. Christy
2.22.07

From: Jack Kontney
Gungi man,
I just got this horrific news. Working with you was a highlight of my time at Shure, with great artists and strong relationships that transcended the commerce that brought us together.

Stay strong, get stronger, my brother. Keep attacking this thing and we'll get together next time you hit Chi-town.

Much love and peace out...

-Jack
2.22.07

From: Andy MacIntyre
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Gungi. You were tremendous to work with on the LIVE corporate dates I booked a few years ago. I'm glad to read your treatments are going well.
2.22.07

From: sue haren
gungifiable! kick cancer in the ass! you can do it! light force spirulina, look into it I emplore you! CANCER SUCKS!!!! Kick its ass!! mucho love to you and yours! sue
2.22.07

From: Joel Ashcraft
My throughts and prayers are with you and your family tonight.
Thanks for inspiring me all these years!
2.21.07

From: Mike Brown
Gungi:
Knock it down and Tear it up!!
From all us shed guys down here in So. Cali.. Thanks for your informative treatment info. I passed it on to 2 people close to me in treatment. They thank you as well!!
2.19.07

From: Howard "DJ" Howes
Hi Gungi
Big thoughts for the big man, good news on the Holistic progress, just continue Kickin' it's Ass Man, you taught me how to Rock 'n' Roll on Judas Preist in the 80's. Thoughts and respect to you mate, DJ
2.18.07

From: trigger/ New England
Come on!! We"old guys" in the brotherhood got to stick around. I'll be talking to you soon. Hi Bridgett, stay strong!
Love, Trigger
2.15.07

From: Troy C. Kliesch
Hi Gungi, Dropping you a line to tell you that your in my prayers everyday. I will never forget the first time we talked. It was 1994 at the newport music hall. You were mixing Fight. I was doing a motorhead show the night before. Hobbs said if you come in i would have to lift the desk up. I never slept the whole night waiting for you to come in. Then there was the first tour in the van. We had a picture of your digitech add hanging where we slept. It was nicknamed the gungi loft. Or the times we had on ozzfest 2002 sitting in the backlounge telling war stories. The time when you came to the toledo sports arena with megadeth and we chanted GUNGI,GUNGI,GUNGI, from the seats as you looked around to see where it was coming from.The best time of my life was the system of a down/down show at jones beach when our consoles were side by side. I called everyone in the world i knew and bragged about it. Thank you for all the dreams you gave me on my way to bieng good enough to hang out on the same show. It means all the world. I am trying to gather asst. for you and your familly during this tough time. I am sure you will be standing tall in front of your desk soon. Take care. I love you man. My mom still remembers me saying. I WANT TO BE GUNGI PATTERSON after i came home from the judas priest show as a 13 year old kid. Talk soon buddy.
2.14.07

From: David Davidian
Gungi I want you to know on this Valentines Day you and in my heart and I know you will overcome in this struggle. You are a great man and a good friend. I look forward to seeing you out on the road again soon buddy. I send you our family's love and strength to your family. All the best always my friend.
2.11.07

From: Lily and AB
As always, all our love and prayers,'little brother'. LOVE FROM LILY, AB, NIK, NIROSHINI, SI, AND ANNA XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX
2.11.07

From: Martin Fisher
Hiyer Gungi,Dicky just told me about your war.Dear chap, I send you all my fondest wishes,strength and spirit,
God bless,luv Mart.
2.10.07

From: Ian Perge
Gungi,

I recall reading about various adventures with Steve Vai, Mike Keneally and other from Bryan Beller's writings. Stay strong, for it seems this world is a much more interesting place with you in it.

~Ian
2.10.07

From: Garry (Squirt) Brokenshire
Hello old mate,

I was very sad to hear that you were not to well.

All of your friends here in Australia are all thinking of you and look forward to seeing you down here soon.

Fight it hard, stay strong and see ya soon my friend !

Squirt
2.8.07

From: Mark Nafciy
Gungi,it was good to see you today. I am happy to hear that you are moving in the right direction with this. My thoughts will be with you and I wish for the best for you and your family. Keep up the good work.
2.8.07

From: TODD WILKINSON
GUNGI, FINALY GOT THIS SITE FROM THERESA! ALL MY PREYERS AND WISHES GO TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
IVE GOT A BASS GUITAR THAT IS SIGHNED BY "JAMES BROWM" THAT I WOULD LIKE TO AUCTION OFF FOR YOUR CAUSE....PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE CONTACT ME SO THIS CAN BE DONE! LOVE YA BUDDY! GOD BLESS! Todd

2.6.07

From: Dan Monaghan
Hello Gungi,

I have my Polish grandmother praying for you, (as well as the rest of my family), and her prayers never fail! See ya down the road...

Dan
2.5.07

From: Jon Martin
Gungi,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Stay strong and fight like hell!

Jon "Triple-J" Martin
2.5.07

From: Be Morris
Hi Gungo. Graham just told me about this site last night, tho bn keeping up via lil.keep on keeping on in this huge love that surrounds you. love to you, B and boys. from BeXXX
2.5.07

From: EVELYN GROVES
Hello Gunji,
I am a fellow Ratketeer of RHCP website as the girls above and heard about you from your great friend Dave Rat.
You can do it, beat that nasty cancer !
Sending you lots of and light and my thoughts & prayers from London!
Evie xxxxx
2.4.07

From: TanqGirl aka Keli
I heard about you thru Dave Rat. I am a former oncology nurse and I am SO happy that you have chosen the path to healing and health that you have! My background is also in naturopathic medicine and I have seen wonderful results with my cancer patients. I left the field because MD's don't like it when you tell patients that they can cure themselves!! LOL!!! Check out something called a Rife machine...it destroys cancer cells by sonic vibration. I think it will really compliment your treatments. Am so happy for you and hearing about your awesome results gives me hope that others will look for a better way of dealing with cancer. Well, Gungi, you are now part of our adopted family, as I can see the other Ratketeers have been by. I will keep you in my and prayers always. May God bless you and keep you close. His angels will protect you ALWAYS. Much love- keli
2.4.07

From: Rachel
hey
sending you positive thoughts, and hoping you get well.
Your story was an interesting read as my mum get diagnosed with breast cancer 2 days before christmas and is about to have her 2nd operation on thursday and start her chemo in the following weeks.
hope all is well xxx
2.4.07

From: Meredith
Hey Gungi,

I am a stranger to you but this disease unfortunately unites us all and touches our lives when
we least expect it. This courage you have and the approach you have taken to fighting this is inspiring
I wish you well and you will be in my prayers.

Meredith
2.4.07

From: Kim Roberson
Hi Gungi,
I learned about you from Dave's blog on the RHCP website. I'm sending healing thoughts to you and your family. Please let me know if you need additional nutrition information for post chemo/radiation, apart from what you are receiving at the clinic when and if you think it is appropriate. One of my mentors specializes in nutrition for cancer recovery and has written a couple of good books on the subject and has helped a few of my friends and family in their recovery. It sounds like you are well on your way, but please don't hesitate to let me know if you could use some more support. Take good care, breathe deeply, and may I recommend guided imagery too? There are some good CDs on the subject, let me know. ~ Kim
2.3.07

From: Maija Murphy
Hi Gungi- I also read about your
situation from Dave Rat's blog at the RHCP site.Just wanted to
let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I think
from what you have written that it does sound like you are making real progress! RIGHT ON!
Much love to you there.
Keep on doin' what you're doin'!!
2.3.07

From: Teresa
I am a RHCP fan and I read about
you on Dave the Rat's blog. You are a brave soul so stay focused and positive. People can beat cancer and I am praying for you to be one of them!
2.3.07

From: Joy
Gungi,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time in your life. You are so loved. May the knowledge of that keep your spirits lifted.
Joy

2.2.07

From: 18 wheeler
ello sir
just followed the link from dave rats blog, on the chilis site, i got too work with dave nov/dec 2006, he is a top man.
just too let you know, even though you don't know me, you are in my thoughts and prayers. my mum has been fighting cancer, for the last 2 years, and unfortunately, its just not getting any better its a bitch. interesting read, rethe cancer feeding off the sugar, my mom is on organic foods only now, too try and help her fight.
best wishes too ya,
neil
2.2.07

From: Big Al
From one giant Scotsman to another... 'mon you, sort yersell oot!
Irn-Bru, Haggis, Tattie Scones and Square Sausage when you feel better!

2.2.07

From: Big Kev
Hello my brother! Keep fighting the fight bro and don't give in!I will make sure there is a extra big bunk waitin for ya bro. God bless you and your family and we are all here for you!check one two hey hey!
2.1.07

From: Carlos & Rosario (TFF)
Hey little guy with a big heart. You're on the right path to a fast and speedy recovery.
"Stand tall like a man, head strong like a horse"
ps-my son should be looking for a manager in about 15 years
2.1.07

From: Sylvie Demaretz
Hola Gungi!
Thank you for all the work you have done with TFF.
You and your Family are in my toughts and prayers.
All the best

Love
Sylvie
tff Friend
2.1.07

From: Bump
Gungi, Raising a pint to ya & sending good thoughts your way!
1.31.07

From: Jeff Dunn
Dear Gungi, I was shocked at first when I heard the news
about this. Then I realized that
you are regarded as a great friend by many who care about you and your family's well being.
I was happy to read that you didn't accept the first diagnoses/treatment and found what you beleive to be the right treatment for you. Obviously it is working and I look forward to reading and hearing about more progress to come. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you yours anyway for a little extra punch!
1.30.07

From: DianaRip
Hey Big Guy! We met during the TFF tour @ KLOS & again @ Universal Amphitheater. I got a real kick out of meeting you. I have a friend who has had this. He continues to do well some 2o yrs. later. My prayers are with you. Diana

1.30.07

From: Tony S
keep up the faith and fight gungi.You and your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers.Thanks for the update and glad to hear you are doing better.You'll beat this thing!!!!
1.29.07

From: KarenNC
Gungi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. Here's to continued success in your treatment.

Cheers!
1.29.07

From: Michael P Mule
Gungi,
Not the best scenario for contacting someone you haven't talked to in awhile.
Just wanted to say " fight the good fight ".
You are in our thoughts here in Nashville.

1.29.07

From: Lance
Gungi, you and your family are very much in our thoughts and prayers! We are extremely happy to hear that treatment is going well!!! Lance Wascom
1.29.07

From: Steve Cox
Hey Gungi
I have just recently heard whats going on and got the site details (Well done guys for setting it up) . It's been a few years since our paths have crossed Gungi but I am sure that if there is a man big enough and strong enough to get through this one it's you. Get Well Very Soon Mate...Coxie
1.29.07

From: Sam Judd
Hey old pal!!.. haven't seen you since the Black & Blue Tour!! I was roadieing for the BOC in those days.. hate to hear of your challengees... been thru a bit of spinal surgery myself the past few years & had to learn to walk again a couple of times... but you have already figured out that where there's a will there's a way !!
Best of luck with this deal & just remember that attitude is everything!!
Best wishes from down in ATL Ga..
Sam
1.28.07

From: Steeley
Yahoorsur Big Ain!
To say your illness came as a bit of a shock to us here in god's own country is a real understatement, but you know we're all with you every inch of the way through this. Why am I not surprised that you've gone for the road less travelled in your treatment? Mair power tae ye, sur! Great to hear that it's going well. You're in my thoughts and I'm willing you to come through the other side with your Gunginess intact and enhanced. Sounds like you have a great support network in Bridget and your friends to keep you focussed on the road ahead.
Laughter is the best medicine they say, so here's a pic of me on the Haugh bandstand that should raise a titter. Let it never be said that I'm too proud to debase myself in public for the amusement of my neebs (or the toon for that matter).
Anyhoo, I'll dootless be bumping into you on Big G's couch sometime soon. Till then, Gungi, keep strong!

Steeley
PS - That Fiona Apple is quite braw! Does she need a bass player, by any chance? Or the loan of a groovy wee disco-kilt?
1.28.07

From: Verna
Gungi, I had to opportunity to see TFF in Boulder, Colorado a couple of years ago. My Mom was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, did the treatment, and got well. Last January, we found out she was terminal. She's a FIGHTER and still with us, not giving in. I wish you and your family the very best and hope to see you at the next TFF show in Colorado.
1.28.07

From: Grady Champion
Gungi,
You are in my families thoughts and prayers..Sounds to me that you're already beating this down!
Best wishes
'All guns blazing'!!!!
Grady (Dragon) Champion
1.28.07

From: tina kulpa
I wanted to say thank you for all the work you do for tears for fears and hope you never give up on the fight of cancer
My son's dad lost the fight. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and take care and God bless you and your family and friends
1.28.07

From: Fanette
Hello Gungi,
I know that you are actually sick. I hope that you will be better very soon. And thank you for the work you made with Tears For Fears.
Regards, Fanette.
1.27.07

From: Gruno
Gungi, I have learned so much about you and look forward to hearing MORE about your journeys. You will get through this and we will be able to tour again and again! All the best to you and the family! - Gruno
1.26.07

From: Big Mick Hughes
My thoughts and best wishes to you and your family mate.
I will have one rolled for ya!!
1.26.07

From: Troy C. Kliesch
The king of heavey metal mixing!
Your thoughts are with me every minute of everyday.
1.26.07

From: Juanita Copeland
The Nashville Music community is sending our prayers and positive thoughts your way. We are all with you in spirit!
Juanita
1.25.07

From: tony sabato
gungi, you are a great friend. Mentor if you wanna call it that.
I learned so much by being on tour with you.your a real friend
1.25.07

From: Steve Gilbard
Gungi, we're thinking only good thoughts! You WILL beat this and then we can walk through Akihabara again soon and everyone will be looking up to you and never see me. Very soon, OK?
We all love you.
1.25.07

From: Spragoo
Hi Gunji,

I just found out about this, my thoughts and prayers will be with you my friend, and I know you will kick this thing in the butt. Keep your head up, there are alot of people out there that love you buddy. Take Care

Spragoo
1.25.07

From: Andy Battye
Gungi,
Your strength of character alone will be enough to see you through this.
You have a wonderful & loving support system around you,never be afraid to use it.
Love,
Andy & Korina.
1.25.07

From: Shona McTavish
Hi Gungi,

I am so pleased to hear that you are improving daily. My thoughts are with you and your family. Long time no see but lots of love, Shona
1.25.07

From: Bryan Grant
Gungi,

I've just caught up on your news and wanted you to know we're all pulling for you mate.

All the very best

Bryan Grant
1.25.07

From: Dave Shadoan
Gungi just wanted to drop you a line and say that myself and all the guys in the shop are sending good vibrations your way each and every day. I saw the web site today for the first time today and it is truly inspirational to see all the people in our industry sending there thoughts, prayers, and love to you and your family. Keep up the faith and the fight. Dave Shadoan.
1.24.07

From: Tim Palmer
Gungi,
I was not aware that you have been unwell, I just found out today.
I am sending you all my positve thoughts and prayers. I am so happy to see that you have made so much progress already. Stay strong and I am sure you will be fully fit, really soon. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Did you know that Mark Odonoughue (my studio engineer) was diagnosed with Lymphoma 6 years ago? He took a mild form of chemo, he was part of a new trial treatment, and he has been clear for over 5 years now. This thing can be beaten !!
1.24.07

From: Jay Baskin
Gungi- Good seeing you last summer and I'm glad things seem to be looking up since then. I look forward to getting to hang and shoot the breeze once again, sooner rather than later. Stay safe.

jcb
1.24.07

From: Jerry Harvey
Gungi,

I wish you all the best and know you can beat this.Keep up the positive attitude and know we are all praying for you.
Please keep the updates coming,

Jerry
1.24.07

From: Mindy Harvey
Gungi,
I've said it before but I will say it again. I am so proud of you!!! To witness your strength, courage, faith and the love of your family and freinds around the world fills me with inspirition. Mindy
1.24.07

From: Owen Orzack
Gungi, all your friends here in Ohio are pulling for you. You & your family are truly an inspiration!!
1.24.07

From: Jason Stockwell
Wishing you a quick and thorough recovery, and look forward to seeing you again somewhere down the road. It is so remarkably wonderful that Ray & Michael have put this together in your honor. Your are so loved...
1.24.07

From: Bill Barclay
Gungi,its been a long road,we have known each other for over 30 years,since our days in Cupar many moons ago,it was so great to see you just before christmas and catch up on your journey to recovery,my thoughts and prayers are always with yourself,Bridget and the boys.
1.24.07

From: Moe Haggadone
Thank you Gungi, for your updates, and an avenue that enables all of us to respond to you and to lend whatever help we can to share your endurance toward the return of normalcy in your life. Salute
1.24.07

From: Frank Stedtler
Gungi,
I wish you and your family the best. I'll see you on your next tour,keep punching and you will win this fight.
1.24.07

From: John Ciasulli
Gungi, my taller Brother - My admiration, my prayers, and some of my strength. You will beat it..........j.c. and family
1.24.07

From: Bob Doyle
Gungi, just remember you have old pals who are thinking about and praying for you. You are an old campaigner so all the best in the world
1.24.07

From: Pash
Dude, it is an honor to know you, and to be a part of your life and circle of friends. Your strength is motivational, and you know that you are in our prayers.

Pash
Apple Computer
1.24.07

From: TINA WATERS
First - Ray & Michael, thank you so much for leading and creating this site so that Gungi's friends can keep up with his amazing progress and send their support!

Gungi - Glasgow is sending HUGE positive thoughts and much love from myself and the team!
1.24.07

From: Ferrit
Hey My Gungi,
Great website, very inspirational All our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Luv Ferrit and kathy
1.24.07

From: Skip Rickert
You still have the knack for bringing a smile to my face Gungi. We shared buses, bad catering and worse clients and I still smile at the thought of you. Best wishes from my family to yours.
Skip Rickert
1.24.07

From: Paul Dalen
Hi Gungi. V glad that things are looking up, and that you're chosen this particular route for treatment. I've been studying ph and such since we last spoke.

very best,

Paul D
1.24.07

From: Mike Keneally
Big love to you Gungi. We're all with you.
1.24.07

From: Gavin Harrison
Hi Gungi.Not met you yet but soon will as I'm dating "darling daughter no.1.As a young(kinda)sound engineer in South Africa I have always followed your career and have drawn inspiration from your accomplishments.If you're half of what Yvonne says you are then this 'set-back' should only be regarded as the interval in your life.Looking forward to meeting you.
1.23.07

From: Jimmy Clark
Hi Gungi...
Don't know you but my Friend Stew Wilson from the TSO tour sent this and ask for help. Had a friend who had no future until the love and support of his friends brought him back. The best medicine is knowing how much your cared for. This site is proof.
God Bless
1.23.07

From: Belinda Swafford
Hi there gungi!!! Its belinda, we used to prep gear at the Showco shop I to have been diagnosed with cancer at 39. So I just want you to know that I am here for whatever you need. I think this website is an incredible idea and that you have great support system. I send you positive energy and love hope and prayer. I know you can beat this!!! Follow your heart!
Peace of mind, body and spirit!
Belinda Swafford
1.22.07

From: Graham Halle
Yo Gungi
You know we are all thinking of you, back in the old country. Keep the faith
1.22.07

From: Yvonne Loxton
I can't believe it's been 15 years since you introduced me to the Dislexington Queen in Tokyo! Ever since, you've been the best 'Dad' in the world and I owe you a great deal for the amazing path my life has taken. My thoughts are always, always with you and I'll be seeing you soon.

All my love,
Darling Daughter #1
1.21.07

From: Mike Mangini

mikemangini.com
Fight hard and count on my prayers Gungi- Mike
1.21.07

From: Louise Middleton
Just been speaking to Aunt Erna and Jessie sent me all the news.
Keith and I are routing for you and send you and the family our best wishes and love.
1.21.07

From: BrianK
Hey - we don't know each other, but you have made ALL my favorites sound (several powerful bands and one powerful girl) as wonderful as they should. I have just learned of all this today and will send you a fun book to read if you will just let me know where... Cheers!
BrianK
1.20.07

From: Jeannette Fess
Well, since we know how fab and strong you are, it's just a matter of time til you're back to your new self, healthier than ever and telling your god awful jokes. Can't wait. ps: fuck Stanford, those a-holes! Yay to Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rohan!
See ya soon love ya from the entire Fess family
also da russian gives a shout out too and says save the cubans!

1.20.07

From: Glenn Kaufman

nycbir.com
Hey man - - been a long time - - i tell stories to all the kiddies about the old days of priest, rainbow, sabbath, and a host of others which ALWAYS include you my brother - - - i have all the faith in the world that you will kick this thing in the ass and i pray for you old friend

Glenn Kaufman
1.20.07

From: fiona apple
OOooooooh, my Gungi!!!!!!!

I send you my love on all the fins of the fishes and all the feathers of the birds, and I miss you, miss you, miss you, and I'm so very proud of you,a nd I believe in you so much!!!!!

Fi
1.20.07

From: Ken Dean
Such an improvment in such a short time. My best in the future. Love you and your family.
1.20.07

From: Steve "Bunty" King

homepage.ntlworld.com/buntmeister
All power to you Gungi. With much love and best wishes to you and your beautiful family from an ex-noise boy and Hodgkin's Disease survivor.

Keep positive big man!
1.20.07

From: Barrie (Barru) Evans
"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path
without brightening our own."
-- Ben Sweetland

In my prayers, in my thoughts my friend.
1.20.07

From: John Roden

http://www.mixesmons.com/
To the man who taught me how to mix LOUD. In our thoughts and prayers. If anyone can beat this you can. Much love to you all from John, Noreen, Kieran and Tom, your friends in Shepperton. Juice up.
1.19.07

From: Tony & Loya Selinger
Positive vibes go out to you from Tony Loya & Sam.
1.19.07

From: Tracy Williams
Gungi..much love and strength to you as you fight this battle. I am here to support you in any way that you and your family can utilize me. Your are in our thoughts every day..Tracy
1.19.07

From: Malvin Mortimer
Gungi - 6 feet 11 inches - Malvin - 5 feet-2inches-
A memorable moment which I will never forget happened at a US show in 1987 when Gungi called me to the back gate. For legal reasons I cannot go into detail. Gungi will know what I refer to when I quote him "hey Malvin, your head has turned all pink"
nuff said Gunge.
Be well and be troublesome.

Malvin
1.19.07

From: Benny Collins
WIshing you all the best and much love to you and your family as I also have been down this road.
I will keep you in my prayers
1.19.07

From: Jim Ragus
Gungi,
If anyone on the planet can whip this thing, it will certainly be you. I know that I speak for everyone in the industry when I say our thoughts are with you.
Jim Ragus
1.19.07

From: Sean Pewther
Nice meeting you big man. All the best, get better soon.. Sean
1.19.07

From: Ashly Covington
it was such a pleasure meeting you this past summer. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending many postive healing vibes your way. I look forward to seeing you back on the road soon.
Ashly
1.19.07

From: Joel Lonky
Gunji
I wish you well and a speedy recovery. Hope to see again soon on the road. My thoughts are with you.
Joel Lonky
1.18.07

From: jeff gilmer
to the man that inspired me to stand behind a console ..you truly are a giant on all levels ..you are in my thoughts...
1.18.07

From: William "BC" Carr

web.rehearsals.com/index.jsp
Prayers and support coming your way, brother.

1.18.07

From: Bill Lanham
Gungi Rules! It's been a pleasure doing the last couple of runs with you man. Hurry back! I'm tired of being the tallest guy on the tour already.
1.18.07

From: Ralph Mastrangelo
Best of luck my friend! let us know if we can support you in any other way.
1.18.07

From: Tony Mendez

http://www.tojan.net/
You will always have our support and we look forward to hearing you kicked cancer back to oblivion. Everytime we hear "Babooshka babooshka" we can't think of anyone but the great Gungi. Rock on!

Tony & Janet
1.18.07

From: Tony Luna
I wish you and your family well Gungi. You are in my prayers.

Peace

T
1.18.07

From: Mick Treadwell
live music will not be the same until you return to mix it Gungi. Get well soon my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
1.18.07

From: Todd Goldstein
I will never forget hearing all the great shows you mixed and I cannot wait to hear you on Tears for Fears.
Your a great man!
Todd Goldstein
1.18.07

From: Michael Pilmer
Welcome to The Friends of Gungi Web site!

Email me your guestbook entry direct to: michael@clubdevo.com
You can include low-res images, your name, web site, etc.

-Michael Pilmer
Friends Of Gungi Webmaster
1.17.07

From: Ray Amico
Welcome to everyone - gungi, i love you man...
1.16.07

From: Colin LaMastro
My friend of over 20 years.This is a great cause for a great man.The best is yet to be.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT THEIR THOUGHTS TO GUNGI'S GUESTBOOK!