If there would be anything of Andrew's I would want saved in a time capsule, it would be his lyrics and maybe this photograph...
I guess I am just one of those girls who loves poetry and great writing and I believe Andy's was and still is some of my favorite writing.
The day I met Andy I was at the vintage clothing store I worked at. We had an old record player on which we only played '20s, '30s and '40s music, I guess there's a proper term for those eras but you get the point, I liked how you could hear the records' small scratches and I had the best view in town, looking straight at the Pike Place Market on 1st and Pike, upstairs from what is now Starbucks.
I remember one day we were walking from Broadway down to the house we were living in with Chris, and we were talking about bass playing and he says, "Well I do love to play bass but I think I'm a better singer." I remember thinking, "Oh really? Hmm," kind of like I will be the judge of that. It just seemed like such a bold statement, not really bragging but just a moment I have always remembered.
I love that part of his history. I know it was not that easy and still isn't for many musicians. You can have the dream but making your melodies golden is a whole other kind of talent. I love how even before he was locally famous, his music was immediately appreciated and loved. I have said it a million times, that Seattle didn't need the rest of the world's approval, we knew we had our man of golden words.
On this day 23 years ago the man of golden words wrote for us no more. Here is one of my favorite Landrew Melodies and Dreams songs, dedicated to the memory constant contact of the spirit world
Siempre Contigo, Stargazer
Photos by Lance Mercer and retouched with love by Leah Anne Prezio