Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Chance to Pay Tribute To Jason Lockwood at Small's

To sum up someone’s life or what they meant to you with words, even with music, seems a little ridiculous to me. What one person accomplishes in a lifetime and all the people’s lives that they touch cannot be summed up. When we lose someone that we love we lose a part of ourselves that we can never get back. After they are gone, all we can do is keep going and keep the memories of that person as close to our hearts as we are able to. We can also get together as a group and celebrate that person’s life and what they meant to us. We can choose to carry on their dreams and make sure that although they are gone their spirit lives on.

That is why Small's is holding a tribute to Jason Lockwood on Thursday, December 27th at 8 p.m. They have enlisted The Jollys, The Amino Acids, Mean Mother, Bailout, Dick Hickey, DJ Trent Whiskey and DJ Abner Wigglestaff to perform. These were all bands and people that meant a lot to Jason. It will be a night to gather and to tell stories and to celebrate his life and how he affected all our lives.

I cannot convey what Jason meant to me in a few sentences but I thought that I would share this with you. I heard a song the other day and the words made me think of him, maybe they will do the same for you.

As far as I am concerned Jason Lockwood and Dave Kujawa were Detroit and a part of this city died when they left it, but their dreams, their hopes, and the things that they started will live in forever. I will always be an idle kid and I will always choose to keep believing that things can get better and one day will get better. I believe in the city of Detroit, I believe in music, and I believe in the ability to make a real change in the world if you put your mind to it. I believe this because those boys taught me that it is possible to change the world through some small actions, and the effects will ripple out and spread like a virus. I heard this song and I thought it applied to Jason and what he meant to me and the city of Detroit.

99 dreams I have had
Everyone a red balloon
It's all over and I'm standing' pretty
In the dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
Here it is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go

Come out and celebrate the life of Mr. Jason Lockwood, the Idle Kids and Hell City Records.

We love you forever and always Jason and you know damn well that I will never forget you.

This Jameson is for you brother. See you on the other side.


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