The first two pix in Row 02 further above show Scott rigging his video cam for these clips he took.
Monument Valley (4Mb .wmv) Truckin' On (3Mb .wmv) Colorado in 2 Min. (4Mb .wmv)
A music friend of mine, Ron Westt of the band Missouri, recently released a new You Tube music video,
"Movin' On". In it Ron incorporated some of the video footage that Scott took in 2003 as we rode through Colorado on the way to Monument Valley. What ironic sorrow that Scott would be movin' on so soon...
In a horrible twist of fate, Scott became the Ghost Rider when he passed away unexpectedly in May of 2007. The picture at left is from the "Left Coast" Tour that we rode together in the spring of 2004. Who could have known that particular photo would be used three years later as the background of a eulogy for Scott, written by one of Scott's younger relatives, Amber. She read it at his memorial service which was attended by dozens of family members and several hundreds of friends and co-workers from all over the nation. Thank you Amber for sharing your feelings, straight from the heart.
Since Scott's death I have carried his memory in my heart. I also carried a small, but precious, container of his earthly remains aboard my motorcycle from that day on. In a way, Scott has ridden with me the 50,000 miles I have rolled since then. At the end of September 2008 I made a return trip to Monument Valley on my motorcycle, along with another good friend, David. My purpose was to complete a commitment I had made to myself the day of Scott's funeral.
Beneath the eternal, sacred Navajo sands carpeting the floor of Monument Valley, I buried Scott's ashes. Above them I placed a small cairn of stones for protection. Hallowed ground upon hallowed ground. There, Scott's dust will be watched over by the silent red monoliths until The End Of Days. You can see this place included within the 2nd and 3rd images in Row 8 further above. The picture at right is how I last saw Monument Valley, shrinking in my mirrors, probably for the last time in this life. Left behind but never forgotten - never.
Rest in love and peace, my friend, until we meet again. Until that blessed day,
I dedicate this song, One Sweet Day, to our enduring friendship - Dan