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Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:21 AM

My best friend & bandmate in several bands starting in 1978...

...has just passed away.

His name was Brad Frost, and he was a DU member called "benchley."

He didn't post much here - if ever - but he was a staunch Democrat/Progressive/Trump Resister.

He was a great visual artist/animator/cartoonist/song writer/guitar player and he was my best friend for over 40 years.

Here are some links to stuff we did together:



Brad did all of the animation on DP for Pot.



On 72 Virgins he sang lead vocal and played e-bow guitar.



Brad wrote the song, sang and played guitar on Jenna.

All of the above are from the 2008 Benedict Arnold & The Traitors' "Star Spangled Bummer" CD.

Brad did the cover art below for my band Green Sparkle Frog's 2012 CD "Die Happy & Other Songs About Life"



Die Happy, my friend.

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Reply My best friend & bandmate in several bands starting in 1978... (Original post)
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Oct 2020 #1
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #2
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #3
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #4
irisblue Oct 2020 #5
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #7
barbtries Oct 2020 #6
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #8
Granny M Oct 2020 #9
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #12
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #10
riverbendviewgal Oct 2020 #11
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #13
gademocrat7 Oct 2020 #14
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #15
Alliepoo Oct 2020 #16
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #17
CentralMass Oct 2020 #18
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #20
CentralMass Oct 2020 #22
LiberalLoner Oct 2020 #19
GReedDiamond Oct 2020 #21

Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:59 AM

1. Sorry for your loss brotha ...

May he be rocking on the other side

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:08 AM

2. Thanks mr_lebowski...he was the best friend anyone could ever have...

...plus he was an ultra-talented artist/musician that I was privileged to collaborate with.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:37 AM

3. Damn. I am very sorry for your loss.

RIP benchley.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:41 AM

4. Thank you MontanaMama...I am crying a lot lately...nt

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:52 AM

5. I'm sorry for your loss

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:58 AM

7. Thank you irisblue, that means a lot to me...

...Brad and I have not lived near each other for quite some time, but we spoke to each other almost daily.

Most of the time we were complaining to each other about how much we hated twitler, mcconnell, barr etc etc.

Now I have nobody to yell at over the phone!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:57 AM

6. so sorry for your loss.

i listened to the mini concert and enjoyed it, and thought about your friend.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:00 AM

8. Thank you, barbtries...I appreciate that a lot...nt

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:20 AM

9. So sorry, GReed

Painful to lose an old friend. Peace and love to you.

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Response to Granny M (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:26 AM

12. Thanks, and Peace & Love to You, Granny M

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:25 AM

10. I would like to add to this thread that Brad...

...in his everyday life where he made his "money" was an underpaid "teacher's assistant" who had been working exclusively, for several years, with an autistic student in the school district that employed him.

He was able to teach this particular autistic student how to play a song on the piano, which he performed for a public audience at the school, which was unthinkable to all who knew this "special needs" student.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:26 AM

11. so sorry for your loss

of your friend. I can see he had such artistic talent . You both shared a long friendship that you will always remember him. may those memories bring you comfort today and the coming days. Treasure them and hold them in your heart. I send you virtual hugs

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:29 AM

13. For some reason, I'm crying again...

...thank you riverbendviewgal, I thought that would go away.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:52 AM

14. Condolences on the loss of your best friend.

Take care.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 06:55 AM

15. Thanks gademocrat7...I will...you too.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 07:10 AM

16. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Itís not an easy thing when you lose someone you love. Brad sounds like a great guy and obviously not only very talented but a sweet man as well. His memory will live on in the lives he touched. That student (and family) he taught to play piano will never forget him as well as a host of others, Iím sure. You canít go through life with that kind of dedication and kindness and patience without scattering sweet memories among those in your life and Iíll bet Brad touched a lot of lives. Sending you a big ((HUG)) and a wish for you to find some peace in your memories of your best friend.

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 07:20 AM

17. Alliepoo - I don't know how to thank you for those words...

...everything you said about Brad is accurate and true.

I will be sending your comments - along with everybody else's in this thread - to his family.

Thank you all so much.



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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 08:01 AM

18. My condolences on the lost of your friend.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:45 PM

20. Thanks CentralMass. Brad was an exceptionally good person. - nt

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 05:53 PM

22. It sounds like you have some great memories and music to remember him by.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 08:20 AM

19. I'm so sorry for your loss

He was an amazing artist and Iím sure a great bandmate and friend.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 3, 2020, 04:47 PM

21. There was no better friend, and we had some great times together...

...playing and recording music and working on various art projects together.

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