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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2008, 06:02:38 PM »
He was also an enthusiastic promoter in north America of Mathias Grassow, an artist he greatly admired.

I also remember one of the tag lines on his emails:
"No trees were harmed during the making of this email; however, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced."

I'm sorry to lose him.
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2008, 07:56:06 PM »
Wow this is truly shocking and sad news!

I never knew of his health issues.

I remember meeting him during one of my sojourns out to PA, and also corresponding with him during my collaboration with Oophoi a few years ago. He was a really nice guy and a true fan of the Drone.

You will be missed our friend!!!

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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2008, 01:38:31 AM »
Sad news indeed, I always enjoyed reading what he had to say.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2008, 03:55:21 AM »
Gordon was a friend of mine ...
an e-mail friendship, because I live Italy and he lived in New York.

He discovered my music in 2005, after release of my first CDR; He wrote me enthhusiastic proposing to meet us at a sort of reunion (a Jim Cole or Jeff Pearce home if I well remember)...

After that we became friends during these last years, with long mail conversations; we discovered our common Jazz music "roots" ... we shared common tastes on the '70 era ... for example we both loved Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, John McLaughlin, etc. 

Gordon holded a very vast musical culture and knowledge, with a open mind to all sort of art music, also far from "ambient music" tout-curt. He loved many unknow indipendent artist in jazz, pop, and ambient "also".

Gordon kept in touch me with great artist Laraaji and with Mathias Grassow and gave me many suggestions  to new exploration ways for my music ... many times he give me advices.
 
Just few days ago I start playing some cymbals and came in my mind some conversations with Gordon about opening my instruments canvass; I promise to myself to quickly wrote the news to him ...

All in all Gordon was a very generous person, with a pronounced sensitivity for spirituality  .. I hope all that could be something useful for his voyage now. 

He had some serious health problems and in his last mail (7 April) he complained about a sort of very serious new disease and some problems with his family (his daughter maybe);

Someone know what the cause of his death ? Anyway, maybe it doesn't matter the specific reason.

Back to our last conversation, I joked about all recent times bad lucks he told me and I joked with him about the chance to listen some good music to soothe the phisical pain ... the spiritual sorrow ... His answer (his last mail to me) was a mail with the simple sentence

"Thank you Giorgio"

Now I have to say him

"thank you Gordon"

and I wish him a path of bliss (term he often used...) that could balance what happened in his earthly life.   

giorgio
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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2008, 12:18:35 PM »
His answer (his last mail to me) was a mail with the simple sentence

"Thank you Giorgio"

Now I have to say him

"thank you Gordon"

and I wish him a path of bliss (term he often used...) that could balance what happened in his earthly life.   

giorgio
Wow. That got me to tears. :'(

My thoughts are with him and his family.

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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2008, 04:18:00 PM »
I am sorry to read this news. Gordon Danis was an ardent supporter of ambient music.

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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2008, 09:28:54 AM »
I'm a bit disappointed on see, let me say, so "few" posts here...
I know Gordon supported really many artists also here in ambient music realms.
I invite them (the italians for example, the germans too ...) to write a leave taking here ...

Anyway if someone would like to please give me details on what happened in last days of Gordon,
he's please invited to write me (maybe via e-mail).

many thanks
giorgio

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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2008, 04:31:51 PM »
steve sciulli might know. look for him at www.lifeinbalancemusic.com
all the best and God bless
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2008, 10:35:15 PM »
Very sad news indeed, but not really surprising, because Gordon was very sick.
As far as I know, he had cancer and something with his back (bones).
A tragedy , yes, because he was a big fan and one of our greatest supporters.
Rest in peace Gordon !

Mathias

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« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2008, 06:27:55 AM »
Very sad news indeed, but not really surprising, because Gordon was very sick.
As far as I know, he had cancer and something with his back (bones).
A tragedy , yes, because he was a big fan and one of our greatest supporters.
Rest in peace Gordon !

Mathias

Thanks Mathias, yes, Gordon wrote me a lot about you, and invited me to keep in touch with you!

giorgio

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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2008, 10:47:40 AM »
I'm a bit disappointed on see, let me say, so "few" posts here...
I know Gordon supported really many artists also here in ambient music realms.
I invite them (the italians for example, the germans too ...) to write a leave taking here ...

Anyway if someone would like to please give me details on what happened in last days of Gordon,
he's please invited to write me (maybe via e-mail).

many thanks
giorgio

There are not many posts here but I think many people, including me, were expecting or hoping that someone would show up with more information.

I personally was very sorry to hear the news about Gordon, even though from the first time I met him (back in 2000 at the Gathering show in Philadelphia that others here have mentioned) he had already been sick for quite some time.
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Re: A Hypnos Forum member has just passed away
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2008, 03:38:19 PM »
Very sad news indeed, but not really surprising, because Gordon was very sick.
As far as I know, he had cancer and something with his back (bones).
A tragedy , yes, because he was a big fan and one of our greatest supporters.
Rest in peace Gordon !

Mathias
yes, he had cancer and his back trouble was also cancer though not osteo. the cancer had mastesized onto his bones.
all the best and God bless
jim
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