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September 11, 2002
I don't know how or where to begin writing this tribute to someone who I considered my older brother and mentor. Michael was someone who made me believe in my dreams, gave me the self confidence to realize who I was and what I could be. We had so much in common, music, style, dreams of making it in the music business and although we have been apart since I left in the late 80's he always seemed to know where I was and what I was up to. Michael thank you for showing me how to dress with style and class, introducing me to music like duran duran and the police, encouraging me to play the bass and keeping my head up when girlfriends brought me down. I can still remember all the clubs you took me back in the late 80's and early 90's....hey Mike remember the palladium, the limelight, 1018, the tunnel, nirvana and 4d to name a few. I was only 17 or 18 at the time but flashing a business card from def jam or chrysalis always got us in, you would always...."I'm never paying cover to get in anywhere" I always that was the coolest thing!!! Michael I want you to know that I think of you everyday since this happened and I can't stop thinking of how the Friday we spoke online and I said I had to run and I would talk to you later. Well, later never came and this is why it took me so long to sign this guestbook. I could never get myself to write anything because I didn't want accept the fact this was really happening. I miss you Mike you were the coolest. I'm glad we wrote a song together.....it was called "Got to be smooth" Thanks to Peter Crane for remembering that late night recording session on Lafayette street in the village. I remember laying my bass track down in 15 minutes and then falling asleep while Michael and Peter laid down the guitar and drums. I could write forever about the crazy things we did, all the inside jokes and all arguing about which supermodel was hotter. But I think its time for me to end this note and say much love to Christina, Ava and James. And Michael there will never be anyone quite like you. P.S. I finally met John Taylor of Duran Duran....
September 10, 2002
Many people knew Michael Baksh and the wonderful person he was. Very few knew him as we did in our band SAGE. This web page offers an insight into that world, our world of music with Michael Baksh.
September 10, 2002
michael was one of my closest friends of all times, we had a bond
together musically that was not unlike lennon and mccartney. we would play with a few ideas, he would throw a few chords at me
that he had been toying with, and
i would elaborate and turn his simple chord progressions into
a very involved musical expression,
then he would arrange the ideas
for me and say "play that change
first. now go to the other change.
ok cool, now go back to that one again and play it twice. now go to the OTHER change, etc etc... he
would inspire me, then arrange the
whole song, then write the lyrics
and vocal melody line. this is the
way we together, wrote "what color is a soul?" (band sage, recorded
fall 1991) i find it ironic that he
was the only pop singer in the whole twin tower disaster, and his greatest song that we wrote together
spoke against hate and fighting,
and how one should look at the children, of all different color
and ethnicity, playing together
in the streets... how do they learn to hate and fight? -ironic, that he
passed away in a terrible, horrific
hate crime, one of the worst in history. what a story that would have been if the media had picked up on it! michael deserved for the world to hear our beautiful song.
i turned his 4 simple chords into
a beautiful intense musical expression, and he then arranged it
and polished it and edited it and
wrote a beautiful vocal melody line
and turned it into a professional,
moving, upbeat and classy hit pop
song in the style of "true" by
spandau ballet. ahead of its time,
the song still could move the hearts
of many. peter and I (who was and is the keyboardist for sage with michael) will not rest until the
whole world has heard michael's
legacy, and his powerful message
in his lyrics. we all love you michael. you will never be forgotten. ever.
September 10, 2002
I remember Micheal very well from high school, since Sept. 11, I have thought of his family often and prayed daily for them. I look forward to the day when our Lord comes and we will meet once again.
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