Rockin’ Ronnie turns 60 today.
I knew Rockin’ Ronnie before he was famous.
Of my friends, he was the first foodie.
He cooked the first truly great hamburger I’d ever eaten.
AA refused him membership, I seem to recall. Irredeemable they called him.
Now that Hef is gone, Ron is one of the few old harassers not yet under police investigation. 🙂
I first met Ron in Grade 7. He and family were already producing radio dramas on tape. An early podcaster.
He was into music too at a young age. I vividly recall the day he phoned to tell me to cycle over as fast as I could. He’d acquired Queen II (1974) – “Side White” and “Side Black”. He rightly called them genius.
Ron convinced me to buy a subscription to Rolling Stone.
Though I was the jock, Ron Shewchuk certainly took part in some epic athletic adventures. Hiking, cycling and very long runs out of Rocko’s farm.
Ron Shewchuk has been one of the 3-4 people who influenced me most over my lifetime. I do appreciate that. And I do want to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK.
He should be a wreck by New Year’s Eve.:-)