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Ron Spears and The Breakfast to Part Ways
« on: December 04, 2007, 06:34:50 pm »
It’s with regret that The Breakfast have to announce the departure of our longtime bassist and friend Ron Spears. Ron has been with the band since its inception in 1998 and has been playing with Tim and Adrian since 1993. Ron and his wife are expecting a baby in Spring of 2008 and Ronny will be pursuing a career in teaching.

[INDENT]“After much soul searching over the past year I have come to the decision that I can no longer commit to the goals of The Breakfast. I have spent the last 9 years fully committed to the success and touring of The Breakfast; however, I feel that my aspirations have changed, as they sometimes do in life, and it is now time for me to follow a different path. This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. Being a part of this band has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life, full of memories and familiarity that I cannot soon forget. I wish my friends and band mates nothing but success in their musical journeys.” - Ron Spears[/INDENT]

Tim says, “We are sad to lose a musical brother on stage and we wish Ron and his family all the best with everything. He is an inspiration to us all and we will keep the music going in honor of his spirit and hard work. We are currently auditioning bass players and plan to keep touring in 2008.”

Ron will be finishing the year out with five shows left on the calendar. Gigs include this Saturday’s Asbury Park appearance at The Saint, River Street in Wilkes-Barre, Middle East in Boston, Toad’s Place in New Haven, and New Year’s Eve at the Electric Company in Utica, NY.

Please join us in celebration of all that Ron has given us musically!

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 06:36:38 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 06:39:05 pm »
he will be sorely missed. :(  I do wish him the best of luck in life & in his future, though.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 06:51:29 pm »
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Ron I just want to say your timing is impeccable as usual.
Good Luck and all that shit.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 06:59:34 pm »
saddest news i have heard in a long time. i will truly miss ron and hope that things work out for the best.

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 07:00:22 pm »
At least we get more than a few hours notice to see Ron again before he leaves for good.  Unfortunately, I don\'t think I\'ll be at any of the the upcoming shows.  

Any good bassists on the market?
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 07:01:14 pm »
I\'m sad to hear this news, but what can I say other than Ronny, you\'re the man, best of luck with everything in the future, and thanks for everything you\'ve given all of us.

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 07:06:25 pm »
What the fuck.

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 07:09:05 pm »
Nooooooo!!!!
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Let the music be your master.
Will you heed the master\'s call?

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 07:11:27 pm »
best wishes to you and your family, ron. may all the best be yours.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 07:17:29 pm »

Ron, thank you. Thank you for the 15 years you dedicated into this band and all the worderful music and memories you\'ve shared with us over the years. I will behold these worderful memories until the day they bury me. I will be really saddened on New Year\'s Eve when you step off the stage for the last time as the Bass Player of The Breakfast. I know this is a difficult decision, and I wish you, Lisa, and your new family all the best. Thank You.

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2007, 07:21:47 pm »
oh come the fuck on

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2007, 07:26:50 pm »
dammmmn

ron is a monster player, those are some HUGE shoes to fill.  Understandable decision on his part though, family is the most important thing.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 07:28:41 pm »
:( First Jordan, now Ron - never got the chance to see either play live.

Am going to dig out a vintage show to play on the way to work tomorrow - need an IMMENSE Doughboy bass splurge to cheer me up now.

On the positive side, all the best to you, Ron, in your future job, and enjoy the impending fatherhood - it really is the best experience of your life!

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Anyone have Mike Gordon\'s number?? ;)
« Last Edit: December 04, 2007, 07:28:41 pm by boombox »
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007, 07:31:42 pm »
Quote from: boombox;171449


Quote from: alexanderzurflu;171440
Any good bassists on the market?

Anyone have Mike Gordon\'s number?? ;)


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