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Title: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: tet on May 18, 2012, 11:46:26 AM
I have just received an upsetting PM on Facebook from Shawn's (whyweigh) brother, informing me that Shawn has lost his battle with polychondritis. 

I am at a true loss for words, other than to say that getting to know Shawn has been an absolute pleasure over these many years.  He always had a smile on his face, which was incredible, knowing how much he was suffering for so many years.  Yet, he persevered so long and fought so courageously that his strength is a lasting inspiration to me.  He was a good soul and the type of friend who comes around very rarely in life - utterly loyal, genuinely caring, and completely full of life. 

We'll miss you, buddy.  Rest in peace.

 :cry:


Quote
from Dave Williams
    You don't know me but you were acquainted with my brother Shawn Williams. I'm sending this message to as many of the people that knew him as I can reach in the hopes of getting the word out to everyone who knew Shawn and grew to know him as a friend. Shawn passed away last night after his 9 year battle with relapsing polychondritis at around 8pm. No arrangements have been made yet but once they are I will share them with anyone that is interested. Email me at williams.dave@hotmail.com if you would like information on the viewing, funeral service, etc, when those things are decided.

    Shawn was such an amazingly strong, thoughtful, and upbeat individual in spite of the cards he was dealt by life. I know the people he touched in life would want to know of his passing, that's why I'm reaching out... But I don't know everyone. If you know anyone that would want to know but I can't reach on Facebook, please let them know.
Title: Re: Remember Shawn...
Post by: blatboom on May 18, 2012, 11:47:38 AM
Oh no.  Rest in peace Shawn  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 18, 2012, 11:48:33 AM
RIP Shawn.  We will miss you my friend. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: UncleEbinezer on May 18, 2012, 11:48:33 AM
 :cry:

Absolutely awful. 

RIP Shawn. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: McGrupp on May 18, 2012, 11:50:35 AM
 :cry:

What a genuinely good human.

Rest In Peace, dude.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Hicks on May 18, 2012, 11:51:41 AM
Only met him once but he seemed like a really mellow and nice guy in person and of course he was always good to have around here.

Dude was a very talented photographer too.

Sad news, RIP. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: thechad on May 18, 2012, 11:52:34 AM
Oh man, I'm so out of touch with what has been happening in these parts that I did not even know the extent of Shawn's medical issues.  He was a truly good and kind person, I am better for the little I got to know him.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: aphineday on May 18, 2012, 12:01:24 PM
Wow, this sucks. What a good dude, those of us who loved his photography will keep his spirit alive through his art.
I only met Shawn once, but I wish I could have spent more time with such a genuinely great guy.
I was unaware of his fight other than the car accident, but this couldn't have happened to a better person.
RIP Shawn, you will be missed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 18, 2012, 12:02:27 PM
Wow. I am completely at a loss for words. Rest in peace, my brother.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Mr Minor on May 18, 2012, 12:06:57 PM
Wow.  This is a shame.  I never had a chance to meet him, but loved his photography. 

RIP Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 18, 2012, 12:14:17 PM
Looking through his flickr galleries... he had a photographer's eye, no doubt. Incredibly creative.

Anyway, thought I'd post this pic... I will miss seeing him at shows. I always ran into him. Every show I went to in the last couple of years.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6180/6165081726_fc0e3c6233_o.png)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 18, 2012, 12:16:34 PM
One of my favorite parts about Shawn was that he was one of the really dedicated people to the band.  I can remember him asking me if could arrive in Atlanta early last year for the shows.  The guy drove solo from PA to Atlanta in one day.  He showed up at my apartment around 1am.  It was mind blowing to see him be in such physical pain but at the same time so liberated by the music of Phish.  He'd always be in the corner of the apartment while Scott and I are sitting on the couch just being super crazy, a small shit eating grin on his face as he watched us be mad.  Despite his hearing, I think you could just tell the guy loved life and being in the moment in life. 

The hotel debacle from NYE '10 is another great memory I have of hanging with Shawn.  Having to scramble on the 31st of December to find lodging in Manhattan, after we were kicked out of one hotel.  I'll never forget, the 180 of feeling so fucked to victory.  We lucked out and pulled a room at the Hotel Penn for the 31st and 1st.  After the paug brunch on the 1st, I remember meeting Shawn at a pub right by our hotel, and we had a beer while he was waiting on a bunch of people from phishposters to meet him.  And again, despite his physical handicaps, it was this sort of zeal that I did come to admire about him.  The man lived life as best he could, and overcoming all odds.  I always had the utmost respect for him because as others have mentioned, he was a genuinely good human being with such a warm and caring heart. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 18, 2012, 12:20:07 PM
totally shocked by this....   


id say it was close to a decade ago when i first met shawn in person.  i dont recall the show, but i think phish was still on hiatus1.  moe. or yonder or something...


such a positive person despite all of his medical problems, dude always wanted to just keep moving, get to the next show, etc, etc.  never heard him complain, just kept moving...


so sad today.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Igbo on May 18, 2012, 12:20:39 PM
Wow. Only met Shawn a couple of times but was really a great pleasant dude. RIP Bro.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: JPhishman on May 18, 2012, 12:21:33 PM
Very sad to hear of Shawn's passing. His perseverance through his health issues to be where he wanted and do what he wanted in life can teach us all something. His art and his dedication will be missed.

RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Lifeboy on May 18, 2012, 12:25:05 PM
Oh my god. I can't believe this. I only met him once, in Miami, but he was a hell of a guy for sure.

I'm at a loss for words right now...

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 18, 2012, 12:25:46 PM
He took some stunning photos of our favorite band... no doubt.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5190562445_4661db9070_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 18, 2012, 12:29:16 PM
Photo should be entitled "the essence of Whale."
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: barnesy305 on May 18, 2012, 12:35:41 PM
Wow. Being relatively new here, I never had a chance to meet or truly interact with Shawn, but he seemed like a genuine and down to earth guy. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 18, 2012, 12:40:55 PM
oh no.....RIP Shawn.

the world has lost a truly positive individual.

I would see Shawn at nearly every show I was at, in every corner of the country. He would never say much but the love was there.  He'd always smile, be happy to see you and couldn't be happier seeing the band he loved.

He truly made the best of what he was dealt and always carried so much positivity with him. I will miss him and I think we can all learn from his courage and positivity towards life.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: iamhydroJen on May 18, 2012, 12:41:24 PM
Wow. Being relatively new here, I never had a chance to meet or truly interact with Shawn, but he seemed like a genuine and down to earth guy. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace.

This is terrible.  I also never had the pleasure of meeting him, but his photography is spectacular.  Definitely taking some time today to look at his photos and listen to Phish... sorry to see such a talent and good human being leave the earth so soon.  I will be thinking of him, his family, and all of his friends on the paug today. :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on May 18, 2012, 12:41:26 PM
Dude was fucking inspirational. One of the nicest and strongest people I've ever met.

Hardcore Phish fan to be sure.

When most people would have justifiably folded up and checked out of life, he lived it bigger than most healthy folk.  The solo miles he drove for shows put pretty much all of us to shame.

What a loss.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 18, 2012, 12:48:08 PM
Ugh...what a drag...RIP WW  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: shoreline99 on May 18, 2012, 12:48:35 PM
Wow. I am completely at a loss for words. Rest in peace, my brother.

I never met him in person, but was always inspired by his dedication to life, phish and photography... Rest in peace, brother.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on May 18, 2012, 12:49:43 PM
 :cry:

I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Shawn a few times.  As has already been said, he made the most of life.  What an incredible individual.  He will be missed. 

RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: emay on May 18, 2012, 12:50:50 PM
Damn. Sad sad news. Meet him at UIC and he was so happy and great to be around.
A trooper for sure. His photos are grade A as well he will be missed very much. Was planning on meeting up with him in burgetstown. RIP Shawn
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mbw on May 18, 2012, 12:53:11 PM
 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on May 18, 2012, 12:56:30 PM
Love and Vibes to his family as well.  You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 18, 2012, 12:58:49 PM
Dude was fucking inspirational. One of the nicest and strongest people I've ever met.

Hardcore Phish fan to be sure.

When most people would have justifiably folded up and checked out of life, he lived it bigger than most healthy folk.  The solo miles he drove for shows put pretty much all of us to shame.

What a loss.



and he did it all knowing that the more he did, the more he would hurt.  and he just kept going anyway. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 18, 2012, 01:01:20 PM
Dude was fucking inspirational. One of the nicest and strongest people I've ever met.

Hardcore Phish fan to be sure.

When most people would have justifiably folded up and checked out of life, he lived it bigger than most healthy folk.  The solo miles he drove for shows put pretty much all of us to shame.

What a loss.



and he did it all knowing that the more he did, the more he would hurt.  and he just kept going anyway.
exactly. 

It was so inspiring just to see how he lived his life. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: qop24 on May 18, 2012, 01:05:01 PM
Wow....

Hadn't met him yet but was looking forward to seeing him at a show this summer. I was always amazed even when I first joined the paug by his positive attitude given what he's had to endure...a true inspiration. And of course, no one took better photos of Phish.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: redrum on May 18, 2012, 01:17:55 PM
RIP WW.
You'll surely be missed but your spirit will live on forever..
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Undermind on May 18, 2012, 01:41:40 PM
RIP WW
 :cry:

Not sure what to say except this is very sad news.  I've always enjoyed interacting with him on the paug, but never got to meet him in person.  He seemed like a real stand up dude and a talented photographer that had to go through so much...
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: VDB on May 18, 2012, 01:51:40 PM
Damn. This is sad news indeed.  :-(
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Bobafett on May 18, 2012, 02:07:20 PM
Fare thee well, Shawn.

You took some incredible pictures and ware always so willing to share. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 18, 2012, 02:28:28 PM
Fare thee well,

(shawn/whyweigh/liquidgoggles work/life/love can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/ )

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2678/4146920006_113e03fb18_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 18, 2012, 02:36:38 PM
Another great one...

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1165/4726461522_aa73207a55_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: EdBanky on May 18, 2012, 02:47:29 PM
RIP Shawn
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: MiamiPhish on May 18, 2012, 03:00:51 PM
Haven't been posting very often, but I wanted to pay my respects to one of the few Paugers I've met irl.

RIP, Shawn.  Have a jam with Jerry for us.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: blatboom on May 18, 2012, 03:11:55 PM
He really did take some amazing pictures.  I had a B&W Trey shot from Hampton on my desktop for ages
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 18, 2012, 03:19:19 PM
I bought the Page black and white and it will forever hang on the wall in my music room. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: westcider on May 18, 2012, 03:35:26 PM
wow, that sucks.  RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 18, 2012, 04:16:44 PM
I only got to meet Shawn once, at the pre-show meet-up in Chicago this past summer, but he was a great guy and an amazing photographer. The shots he got were always phenomenal.

I'll miss him.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: gah on May 18, 2012, 04:30:50 PM
I don't even know what to say. RIP brother.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: susep on May 18, 2012, 05:13:58 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2678/4146920006_113e03fb18_o.jpg)

RIP ww, you will be missed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Gumbo72203 on May 18, 2012, 05:16:13 PM
Dude got into Hampton with a fake ticket while wearing a cast on his leg. 

I wish I came around here more often, but as things in this life tend to do, I don't.

We have a family here, and despite our physical distancely-separatedness, we're still family.  Bonded by Phish.  Forever. 

Weighs heavy right now.  Pun'd.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on May 18, 2012, 06:16:16 PM
Truely a shame. I loved running into this guy, he always carried a smile and his camera. A true loss to phishdom.

RIP WW
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Gumbo72203 on May 18, 2012, 07:03:58 PM
I think it might be a nice gesture if all the paugers going to the first night of Worcester got together and had a moment of silence for him.  I'll be there
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: MeltMe on May 18, 2012, 07:20:14 PM
damn...RIP Shawn :(
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: ytowndan on May 18, 2012, 07:26:44 PM
I wish I had something profound to say, but I just don't.  I'm kind of at a loss for words. 

R.I.P. Shawn.  You'll be missed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: whatapiper on May 18, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
Quite sad, never met Shawn but his loss has been felt, we are lucky to have a tight bit community and people like Shawn who helped make it happen.  RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: phil on May 18, 2012, 08:25:01 PM
Thoughts and vibes to his family. RIP Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 18, 2012, 09:31:38 PM
Here's one of my favorite of Shawns many wonderful shots.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4178/treyhornsbnwfixed.jpg)

I'd say this one and the dark pick of Mike at the Greek are my two favorites.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 18, 2012, 09:40:38 PM
Here's one of my favorite of Shawns many wonderful shots.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4178/treyhornsbnwfixed.jpg)

I'd say this one and the dark pick of Mike at the Greek are my two favorites.

I had been pestering him to use that shot in the band series he was working through and selling to us. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: natronzero on May 18, 2012, 09:56:18 PM
So sorry to hear about this, and deepest sympathies to all of you who knew him.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 18, 2012, 09:58:46 PM
This is such shitty news.  I only chatted a few times with him over the years but used many of his pics as my desktops over the years  Dude always seemed to be a fun loving guy with a ton of health struggles. 

RIP WW

This was one of my favourites as well.  I used it as my desktop for a long time.

He took some stunning photos of our favorite band... no doubt.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5190562445_4661db9070_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mbw on May 18, 2012, 09:59:29 PM
no pics, but....

we made it to our pav seats at deer creek right in the nick of time, start boogieing (sp?)
i turn around to look at the crowd and take it all in.
see a familiar face right behind me in the next row.
turn to mandi and ask, "is that whyweigh?"
kangfirmed!
was sitting right behind us!!!

first night alpine, walking into a sea of people...
the first ten seconds in the venue, and we come across....whyweigh!

good times  :wtu:

that pic i took is back home on an HD.  Too bad I dont have it on my laptop.  Gonna have to wait

oh shit! forgot there was one! cant wait to see it...
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on May 18, 2012, 10:31:48 PM
So bummed about this. Life is precious and he lived his to the fullest. A tremendous loss for the phamily. :\
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: khalpin on May 18, 2012, 10:43:08 PM
I'm so, so sorry to hear this.  He never seemed to let the cards he was dealt with get in his way and just followed his passion.  Guy was a fucking trooper.  RIP Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: kellerb on May 18, 2012, 11:47:17 PM
Fuck.  Talk about a good dude who did the best when he was dealt a shitty hand.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Play_It_Leo on May 18, 2012, 11:57:16 PM
I always hate hearing shitty news about good people. RIP Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 19, 2012, 03:31:08 AM
it feels so selfish to be melodramatic



but i had a really hard day 5/18/12
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 19, 2012, 06:01:06 AM
Here's one of my favorite of Shawns many wonderful shots.

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4178/treyhornsbnwfixed.jpg)

I'd say this one and the dark pick of Mike at the Greek are my two favorites.

I had been pestering him to use that shot in the band series he was working through and selling to us.

I was doing the same thing.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: birdman on May 19, 2012, 06:03:44 AM
Its been nice reading through all these posts and seeing how he touched all of us
Its hard to lose such a talented person at such an early age.
RIP Shawn.

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mattstick on May 19, 2012, 06:31:36 AM
I "met" Shawn on the FurthurNET forums probably 10 years ago.

Really met him at some 2.0 shows and several Bonnaroo's through the years.

Hard to believe he's gone, I didn't realize his conditions were life threatening.

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: nab on May 19, 2012, 11:14:42 AM
I finally got got an internet connection up and running at this cabin I'm staying in only to read this.



RIP Shawn.  Your contribution to this community will be greatly missed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Gumbo72203 on May 19, 2012, 01:01:57 PM
it feels so selfish to be melodramatic



but i had a really hard day 5/18/12

Yup. 

Its odd, because despite the fact that I've only met some of you once or twice, I mean...  we've spent years on this board together, geeking on Phish.  And thats where the emotional attachment comes from, because of our deep feelings about the band and its music.  And when we engage each other in the discourse of their music and why more people need to realize the magnificence of the 8/10/04 ACDC Bag, we're talking about real shit we feel.  Its just prefaced through this non-engaging platform of the internet, so in a way we really only experience the one-sided nature of our own perspective, but... well I'm not really sure where I was going with this actually. 

Just that everybody here are people I've spent so much time talking to and about Phish and whatnot, that it like...  I don't know, its part of me now. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Hicks on May 19, 2012, 01:33:47 PM
I keep going back to when Phish called it quits at the end of 2.0 when Trey made his announcement.

A lot of us had mixed feelings about it given how they had played in Vegas and since it was becoming more and more apparent that Trey had a real problem. 

Not ww though, I remember from his posts on Furthur that you could tell that he was truly devastated and had planned on seeing as many shows as he could for as long as he could. 

So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: danje on May 19, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
Super sad news. Dude's perspective constantly surprised and inspired me.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 19, 2012, 01:49:23 PM
I keep going back to when Phish called it quits at the end of 2.0 when Trey made his announcement.

A lot of us had mixed feelings about it given how they had played in Vegas and since it was becoming more and more apparent that Trey had a real problem. 

Not ww though, I remember from his posts on Furthur that you could tell that he was truly devastated and had planned on seeing as many shows as he could for as long as he could. 

So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years.

Top notch post right there.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 19, 2012, 03:13:31 PM
So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years.

So true.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mehead on May 19, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
I never had the pleasure of meeting Shawn in person but I did have a couple of great conversations with him through the paug.  He seemed like such a wonderful person, down to earth, and really loved the Pheesh.  His photography work was amazing.  He will truly be missed.

RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: McGrupp on May 19, 2012, 07:57:08 PM
I keep going back to when Phish called it quits at the end of 2.0 when Trey made his announcement.

A lot of us had mixed feelings about it given how they had played in Vegas and since it was becoming more and more apparent that Trey had a real problem. 

Not ww though, I remember from his posts on Furthur that you could tell that he was truly devastated and had planned on seeing as many shows as he could for as long as he could. 

So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years.

Top notch post right there.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 19, 2012, 08:44:14 PM
I keep going back to when Phish called it quits at the end of 2.0 when Trey made his announcement.

A lot of us had mixed feelings about it given how they had played in Vegas and since it was becoming more and more apparent that Trey had a real problem. 

Not ww though, I remember from his posts on Furthur that you could tell that he was truly devastated and had planned on seeing as many shows as he could for as long as he could. 

So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years.

Top notch post right there.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: postjack on May 20, 2012, 11:16:27 AM
I keep going back to when Phish called it quits at the end of 2.0 when Trey made his announcement.

A lot of us had mixed feelings about it given how they had played in Vegas and since it was becoming more and more apparent that Trey had a real problem. 

Not ww though, I remember from his posts on Furthur that you could tell that he was truly devastated and had planned on seeing as many shows as he could for as long as he could. 

So as much fun as it is to bag on 3.0, maybe someone like Shawn can give us a little perspective and we can think about how Phish coming back gave him some joy in his final years.

Top notch post right there.  :clap:

RIP Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: phg on May 20, 2012, 01:05:53 PM
very sad to hear this

don't think I ever met shawn but we did a few ticket deals I think...

too young

 :-(
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: messengerbird on May 20, 2012, 02:41:32 PM
Your memory will live on in your photos Shawn. Keep on grooving......
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 20, 2012, 04:32:52 PM
it feels so selfish to be melodramatic



but i had a really hard day 5/18/12
I think that's understandable.  I def empathize with you.  The news of his death hit me kind of hard.  Cause its someone I did know, and someone I did interact with and communicate with outside of this board.  It's someone I spent time with and made beautiful memories with, memories that highlight the very essence of being on the edge of life itself.  And on a human level that's heavy, very heavy.  I also looked at the fact that the guy was born a year before me, and yeah, it just filled my heart with a lot of sadness that such a wonderful person was removed from this earth so early in the game. 

And then I look at Shawn himself, and his dedication to Phish's music is just as inspiring, and I think about how easy it is to get caught up in the bullshit that I do, and here was a guy, a man, who's life was complicated on levels that I can't even fathom, and he's not caught up in bullshit.  Not at all, and that's mind blowing on many levels to me.  All and all, yeah, it is very tough to hear news like this when you can connect the face to the internet handle, and you know the person behind the computer screen. 

::pours one out for Shawn::
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mattstick on May 20, 2012, 08:31:37 PM
Shawn Michael Williams

McGuffey grad worked for Local 798, loved music

Shawn Michael Williams, 29, of Claysville, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Washington Hospital, following a nine-year illness.

He was born February 4, 1983, in Wheeling, W.Va., son of Dave (Beth) Williams Jr. and Lucia "Lynn" Onopiuk Brogley (Tom Burns), both of Claysville.

Mr. Williams was a graduate of McGuffey High School and formerly worked as a pipeliner for Local 798.

He enjoyed music, traveling and photography and was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan.

He will be greatly missed by his dog, Blu, whom he loved dearly.

Mr. Williams was Catholic and most recently attended North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are siblings Davey (Michaela) Williams and Lyndsey Brogley; stepsiblings Nichole Primavera, Breanne (Jay) Knightly, Chris Allen, Amanda Nichols, Josie Nichols and P.J. Nichols; grandparents Jane and Dave Williams; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He also leaves his Phishing brothers and sisters, fans of the band Phish.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, with the Rev. Rick Bruckner officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mattstick on May 20, 2012, 08:42:23 PM

I've been having a hard time coming to grips with Shawn's death over the last couple of days.

On one level, a lot of us "kind of" know each other, and we try to keep each other in the loop of our lives... So in that respect it was really shocking and hard to believe.  I read back some of his last posts on Phishposters and saw a guy who was looking forward to getting to Watkins Glen again, looking forward to poster drops and telling us not to worry about how annoying a specific board member was...

But on another level, I don't really know what he was going through, how he was feeling, if he had come to terms with his illness taking his life, and on that level I'm very sad.

I also will really miss the guy.

I guess my best memory of Shawn was at Bonnaroo 2008, during the Jackie Greene acoustic set I stood next to the soundboard (he seemed to know to look for me there), Shawn was in the handicapped section... It was the last day of Bonnaroo and everyone was really tired, but Shawn was there super happy, smiling and enjoying the mellow acoustic music.

My last interaction with Shawn was on Record Store Day this year when he offered to pick me up a couple titles at midnight on Friday... I was asleep, didn't get the messages, and I'm not sure if I ever got back to him to say thanks.  I know Shawn did a lot of favours for people selflessly, I wish I could have returned the favour before he left us.

Goodbye Shawn, RIP.


Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mbw on May 20, 2012, 09:53:32 PM
Quote
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Benaroya Research Institute, Virginia Mason Foundation, 1218 Terry Avenue, P.O. Box 1930, D1-MF Seattle, WA 98111-1930, to support research for Relapsing Polychondritis.

maybe we can make a group donation in his name or something.  i don't know.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: khalpin on May 20, 2012, 10:17:34 PM
Riding the rail at Bonnaroo '09
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mehead on May 20, 2012, 10:34:24 PM
Riding the rail at Bonnaroo '09

mint pic
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: lifeboy13 on May 20, 2012, 10:51:07 PM
Very sad news.  I barely check in here anymore but I remember many nights, following along with the live set lists or whatever topic, and Shawn was always a part of it.  I never met Shawn in RL that I know of, but we were at many of the same shows and hung out in the forums and the old Furthur chat room.  My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to his family as they now have to try to put this behind them. 

How did it go again?
<Lifeboy> Doob
<Truxel> A big fatty for WhyWeigh
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 21, 2012, 10:06:01 PM
week4paug.net will be closed for 1 hour tomorrow during the funeral.  from 1 to 2 pm est tues may 22 we will observe a virtual moment of silence in remembrance of our friend, shawn williams. 

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: cleech74 on May 21, 2012, 10:50:53 PM
Just saw this.  Condolences to anyone that was close to him or knew him as an aquaintence.  I never met the man, but have admired many of his great photos.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Pholy M. Pia on May 21, 2012, 11:55:00 PM
So it goes. Very sad, he seemed a resonant spirit.

RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 22, 2012, 02:51:40 AM
Thanks Guy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 22, 2012, 07:06:45 AM
Thanks Guy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: ytowndan on May 22, 2012, 08:58:21 AM
Thanks Guy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on May 22, 2012, 09:13:07 AM
Thanks Guy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on May 22, 2012, 09:29:28 AM
Seems appropriate.

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: gah on May 22, 2012, 12:36:06 PM
I remember he shared some pics from this Wilco show he'd been at, but I don't think I ever saw this one. Amazing.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2716/4516445571_31c99053be.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/4516445571/)
DSC_0133 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/4516445571/) by liquidgoggles (http://www.flickr.com/people/liquidgoggles/), on Flickr

Into the mist

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5002962532_acf53f4a56.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/)
mgreek copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/) by liquidgoggles (http://www.flickr.com/people/liquidgoggles/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mehead on May 22, 2012, 02:07:04 PM
RIP Shawn
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: cactusfan on May 22, 2012, 02:28:35 PM
only saw this through the moment of silence.

way too young to go.

rest in peace.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 22, 2012, 03:14:18 PM
Recorded for posterity. Rest in Peace, brother.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/411074_10150832374631645_680156644_9729021_109782790_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 22, 2012, 03:57:22 PM
Into the mist

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5002962532_acf53f4a56.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/)
mgreek copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/) by liquidgoggles (http://www.flickr.com/people/liquidgoggles/), on Flickr

This is one of my top two favorite photos of Shawn's.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 22, 2012, 04:00:58 PM
.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 22, 2012, 04:03:56 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxEvesfUleE
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on May 22, 2012, 08:09:25 PM
That is awesome.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 22, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
That is awesome.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 22, 2012, 09:41:01 PM
That is awesome.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mehead on May 22, 2012, 09:56:06 PM
That is awesome.  :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: whatapiper on May 22, 2012, 10:50:03 PM
Wow that was great, you gotta love this place.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on May 23, 2012, 01:16:21 AM
That is awesome.  :clap:


photos are shawn's, animation courtesy of jiggs - https://twitter.com/#!/jiggslikesphish
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Igbo on May 23, 2012, 05:56:27 AM
Beautiful
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: gah on May 23, 2012, 09:12:47 AM
Beautiful

Yes.

Wow that was great, you gotta love this place.

And yes.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: phil on May 23, 2012, 11:52:02 PM
Into the mist

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5002962532_acf53f4a56.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/)
mgreek copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/) by liquidgoggles (http://www.flickr.com/people/liquidgoggles/), on Flickr

This is one of my top two favorite photos of Shawn's.

It was my desktop background since he originally posted it. I had recently changed it up, but I've gone back to it in honor of shawn. such a killer photo.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: hoodie22 on May 24, 2012, 02:49:05 AM
Haven't been on the paug much lately, but I also received the message on FB from Shawn's brother last week about his passing and was really heartbroken to hear the news and wanted to

It was 10 years ago when I first started talking to Shawn on furthur....I was a 16 year old fresh faced, eager, enthusiastic and completely clueless n00b on furthur and I clearly remember WW reaching out to me and helping me learn the ropes of sharing music and helping me figure out where to even begin with this overwhelming amount of exciting new music & happily answered all my stupid n00b questions.

I remember when he first got sick and know he has had a lot of health problems throughout the last 9 years, but I was shocked to hear the news, b/c like Mattstick, I had no idea it was life-threating and wonder if he knew and had come to terms with it. Considering all that he had to go through with his health, he really was amazingly positive, even when he would vent, he never seemed to ever feel sorry for himself, and just seemed at peace with his life and just did what he loved as much as he could. And like other people have mentioned, he was always happy, if not eager, to help people out, especially when it came to phish.

I will always remember Shawn as one of my first 'phriends' when I was new to the community and how approachable and welcoming he was and that he seemed genuinely excited by my new eagerness and excitement for Phish and wanted to help me and learn about and love them as much as he did.

RIP Shawn
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: disco on May 27, 2012, 10:22:17 AM
Had guy and the wife up yesterday for Odell beer fest, he informed me of what happened. Sorry to hear, never met him but he inspired me through his photos.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: slslbs on May 28, 2012, 10:56:00 PM
have been very busy lately and haven't spent much time here.
so sorry to hear this.
Never met him in person, but like many people here, we feel like we know each other.
Seemed like a great guy - obviously a very talented photographer
RIP
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: guyforget on June 23, 2012, 02:49:32 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on June 23, 2012, 03:16:49 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384

wish I could be there. Was staring at my hanging B&W Paige photo earlier today thinking about how he'd be loving this summer.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: emay on June 23, 2012, 09:33:44 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384

wish I could be there. Was staring at my hanging B&W Paige photo earlier today thinking about how he'd be loving this summer.

I will be there today and also got a seat in the PAV. I will be looking out for these shirts all day in lot! Will have to make a sign when I get there. And will sneak my way up a little bit in the pav and hold that shit high as hell for the one and only, whyweigh. RIP buddy, it was a blessing meeting you.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Undermind on June 23, 2012, 09:36:45 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
done
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on June 23, 2012, 10:18:20 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
done
And shall be redone.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Hicks on June 23, 2012, 10:25:28 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
done
And shall be redone.

Done.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Igbo on June 23, 2012, 10:29:02 AM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
done
And shall be redone.

Done.

Done
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: aphineday on June 23, 2012, 05:36:13 PM
There will be many signs and shirts at todays star lake show.  shawns family will be there w/ some shirts for people if youre interested.  if youre anywhere near the stage, and youve never ever even considered holding up a sign...  tomorrow's the day, and it needs to say Weigh.

please RT if youre on twitter:

https://twitter.com/guyforget/status/216416853705232384
done
And shall be redone.

Done.

Done
Done.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: blatboom on June 23, 2012, 07:31:43 PM
really hope this happens, I bet it does. +k to you guys (well not Allen)   eta and Hicks and SF due to the 24 hr rule  :-D
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: khalpin on June 23, 2012, 07:33:53 PM
really hope this happens, I bet it does. +k to you guys (well not Allen)
It would really be fantastic if this went down. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: whatapiper on June 23, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
good stuff up in here
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on June 23, 2012, 07:49:19 PM
I've been tweeting about it all day.

Add to it the aims which are probably more effective anyway, and I think we've tried our best.

I hope they hear us.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mbw on June 23, 2012, 07:51:59 PM
did caravan get this message?  he has the best shot at getting the word out i would think.
he was probably out shopping with trey's grandma today or something.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on June 23, 2012, 07:54:11 PM
No idea but if he doesn't follow my twitter then he's missin out on primo brain farts.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: khalpin on June 23, 2012, 07:54:54 PM
did caravan get this message?  he has the best shot at getting the word out i would think.
he was probably out shopping with trey's grandma today or something.
Yeah....."shopping"   :laugh:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on June 23, 2012, 09:39:21 PM
good stuff up in here
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on August 01, 2012, 12:25:21 PM
Quote
Mothership Art Collective donates to Mockingbird and medical research foundation
Posted ~2 hours ago by jackl - 0 comments - Link: http://phi.sh/1s67jl
The Mothership Art Collective, organizers of the First Tube Art Show held in Atlantic City, NJ on June 16, 2012, is proud to announce that $2,000 has been donated from the proceeds of the show to the Benaroya Research Institute of the Virginia Mason Foundation and The Mockingbird Foundation.
The Benaroya Research Institute supports medical research to find a cure for Relapsing Polychondritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks cartilage. The donation was made in memory of Phish fan Shawn Michael Williams, 29, of Claysville, PA, who passed away on May 17, 2012.
The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer charity founded by Phish fans in 1997, is the author of The Phish Companion books, operates the non-profit Phish.net website, and has donated over $720,000 to support music education programs for underserved children.  The Foundation and Backbeat Books has recently announced the publication of a Third Edition of the popular Phish Companion book series, in paper and epub formats, to debut early in 2013.
Thanks to everyone that bought a poster tube or art from Screens 'n' Suds, PhanArt, or the Mockingbird table during the art show.  An extra big thanks to those artists, fans, and volunteers that donated items and their time, including many volunteers from Phish.net who staffed the Mockingbird Foundation table and sold the items donated by PhanArt and other Mothership Art Collective poster and pin artists.  Special thanks in particular go to the Mothership Art Collective's Logistic and Artist coordinators, Shawn Hughes and Kara Masthay.
Follow the Mothership Art Collective on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheMothershipArtCollective.

http://phish.net/story/1s67jl
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Undermind on August 01, 2012, 12:47:44 PM
That's awesome!  Phanart just went up another couple of notches in my book!
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on August 01, 2012, 12:50:24 PM
Wow.
Very cool.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 01, 2012, 01:23:12 PM
Wow.
Very cool.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: gah on August 01, 2012, 01:40:43 PM
Yes. Cool indeed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 01, 2012, 01:56:19 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on August 01, 2012, 01:56:40 PM
Yes. Cool indeed.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on August 05, 2012, 01:26:25 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: slslbs on August 06, 2012, 08:38:01 AM
nice
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on October 10, 2012, 01:13:38 AM
Into the mist

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4145/5002962532_acf53f4a56.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/)
mgreek copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/5002962532/) by liquidgoggles (http://www.flickr.com/people/liquidgoggles/), on Flickr

It's funny... Once in a while you get shown the light....

Had a quiet moment today on my way to work and this picture popped up on the iPod as a stand-in cover for a phish mix I had made. I'm glad music makes me remember so many things, and people.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mbw on February 04, 2013, 01:34:12 AM
bump for shawns 30th birthday   :|
you are missed!
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on February 04, 2013, 06:03:46 AM
Happy 30th, Shawn. Wish you were still here with us capturing amazing images with your liquid goggles.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: DoW on February 04, 2013, 06:19:50 AM
happy birthday
you
re still missed and remembered.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 04, 2013, 08:10:19 AM
You are definitely missed Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Undermind on February 04, 2013, 08:15:20 AM
You are definitely missed Shawn.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 04, 2013, 08:53:24 AM
I had a couple of moments at MSG when I thought about Shawn. Mostly before the shows when a crew of paugers were hanging out in our hotel room. You just know he shoulda been there with us.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150822281671645&l=23ef5593a6 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150822281671645&l=23ef5593a6)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Marmar on February 04, 2013, 09:48:51 AM
Miss ya Shawn, gone but never forgotten.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on February 04, 2013, 12:02:33 PM
Still amazed by that guy.
I guess that won't change.

Miss him around here.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on February 04, 2013, 12:22:15 PM
Still amazed by that guy.
I guess that won't change.

Miss him around here.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sunrisevt on February 04, 2013, 01:47:27 PM
Lierally all my favorite  :phish: stage photos are Shawn's.  RIP, brother.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on February 04, 2013, 07:04:31 PM
You are definitely missed Shawn.


QFT
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: tet on February 04, 2013, 07:08:10 PM
Happy 30th, Shawn. Wish you were still here with us capturing amazing images with your liquid goggles.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on February 04, 2013, 10:17:32 PM
Happy 30th, Shawn. Wish you were still here with us capturing amazing images with your liquid goggles.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: whatapiper on February 04, 2013, 11:17:27 PM
Happy 30th, Shawn. Wish you were still here with us capturing amazing images with your liquid goggles.  :cry:

Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: UncleEbinezer on February 05, 2013, 09:28:59 AM
 :cry:  Miss you buddy.  Happy belated
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: slslbs on February 09, 2013, 08:04:00 PM
I'm always late for birthdays- I guess this one too.
RIP Shawn
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on May 13, 2013, 05:53:41 PM
I don't remember exactly when Shawn passed, but I know it was close to this time last year. RIP buddy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on May 15, 2013, 12:10:58 AM
Pour one out for a fallen brother.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on May 15, 2013, 10:14:55 AM
Pour one out for a fallen brother.  :cry:

Never forget liquid goggles.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 15, 2013, 02:01:33 PM
Still miss ya buddy! :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: DoW on May 15, 2013, 02:45:23 PM
Pour one out for a fallen brother.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on May 15, 2013, 04:31:12 PM
I was flipping through my old PMs on here last week (I keep everything, people. Wow.) and amidst some of the usual BS were messages from Sean planning meet ups and whatnot. He was a really good dude.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 15, 2013, 05:02:58 PM
He was a really good dude.

QFT... as solid as they come. I was walking around SuperballIX grounds with him early in the day and at least 3 people I had never met (not-paugers) came up to say hi to him. His reach was far and wide in the Phish community. Could not have been nicer about it all, too.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 16, 2013, 06:37:32 AM
Pour one out for a fallen brother.  :cry:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on July 11, 2013, 01:42:58 PM
Seeing pics from tour just reminds me of how lucky we were to know Shawn.  Dude always managed to get the best shots of the boys doing their thing on stage!
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 11, 2013, 01:44:29 PM
Seeing pics from tour just reminds me of how lucky we were to know Shawn.  Dude always managed to get the best shots of the boys doing their thing on stage!

Every time I'm at a show I think about that kid. I didn't know him well, but I miss him, for sure.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: gah on October 24, 2013, 02:03:13 PM
On multiple occasions this past weekend, I thought of Shawn and wished he were still around to capture those moments when everything linked up perfect, the music, lights, crowd, energy, etc.  I took a moment to simply be thankful for my life. I was thankful to be at a show at all, and when the band screwed up, I laughed it off with them. When they didn't deliver on the songs I wanted them to, but then surprised me at other times, I took it for what it was.

Regardless of what you think of the shows so far this tour, or the state of Phish in general, if you take a moment at every show when the lights are just right and take a mental picture (because thats the only one you're going to get), I think you'll find your appreciation for the moment to be greatly heightened.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on October 24, 2013, 02:19:01 PM
well said.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on October 24, 2013, 02:19:47 PM
On multiple occasions this past weekend, I thought of Shawn and wished he were still around to capture those moments when everything linked up perfect, the music, lights, crowd, energy, etc.  I took a moment to simply be thankful for my life. I was thankful to be at a show at all, and when the band screwed up, I laughed it off with them. When they didn't deliver on the songs I wanted them to, but then surprised me at other times, I took it for what it was.

Regardless of what you think of the shows so far this tour, or the state of Phish in general, if you take a moment at every show when the lights are just right and take a mental picture (because thats the only one you're going to get), I think you'll find your appreciation for the moment to be greatly heightened.

Here. Here.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 24, 2013, 03:08:41 PM
So true GAH,, gotta love it.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Hicks on October 24, 2013, 09:38:55 PM
On multiple occasions this past weekend, I thought of Shawn and wished he were still around to capture those moments when everything linked up perfect, the music, lights, crowd, energy, etc.  I took a moment to simply be thankful for my life. I was thankful to be at a show at all, and when the band screwed up, I laughed it off with them. When they didn't deliver on the songs I wanted them to, but then surprised me at other times, I took it for what it was.

Regardless of what you think of the shows so far this tour, or the state of Phish in general, if you take a moment at every show when the lights are just right and take a mental picture (because thats the only one you're going to get), I think you'll find your appreciation for the moment to be greatly heightened.

I can dig that, we are all very lucky.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: birdman on October 24, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
Well said, GAH.
I'll be sure to take a moment this weekend.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: antelope19 on October 25, 2013, 12:14:46 PM
On multiple occasions this past weekend, I thought of Shawn and wished he were still around to capture those moments when everything linked up perfect, the music, lights, crowd, energy, etc.  I took a moment to simply be thankful for my life. I was thankful to be at a show at all, and when the band screwed up, I laughed it off with them. When they didn't deliver on the songs I wanted them to, but then surprised me at other times, I took it for what it was.

Regardless of what you think of the shows so far this tour, or the state of Phish in general, if you take a moment at every show when the lights are just right and take a mental picture (because thats the only one you're going to get), I think you'll find your appreciation for the moment to be greatly heightened.

Well put.

I def. did this during Rift, when Page was going nuts on the first night.  It was just surreal being back at Hampton, watching my favorite band.  I've been seeing that band play that room for 15 years now.  What a treat!   
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: emay on October 25, 2013, 12:17:57 PM
well said gah :clap:
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mehead on October 25, 2013, 12:51:51 PM
Well said, GAH.
I'll be sure to take a moment this weekend.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: VDB on October 25, 2013, 01:04:00 PM
Finely put, gah.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on October 25, 2013, 01:11:43 PM
It's weird asking randoms on the twitters for pictures for my blog.
Shawn had an amazing eye.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: emay on November 07, 2013, 09:42:40 PM
was lookin through his flickr page, he has some truly triumphant glimpses of  :phish:

love this shot
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5061/5858826927_9d4e21737a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: lynzejo_24 on February 16, 2014, 11:07:34 PM
Wow all of this is so great to hear...I suffer everyday thinking about my brother and to read all the positive comments make me feel so warm inside I am glad you guys shared all your memories with me it really means a lot

Xoxo much love
Lyndsey (his sister)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 17, 2014, 12:38:25 AM
Your brother left a lasting positive impact on all of us. There is no doubt.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on February 17, 2014, 08:20:52 AM
We miss him very much around here.
Shawn was a great guy and quite inspiring to me.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 17, 2014, 11:32:25 AM
We miss him very much around here.Shawn was a great guy and quite inspiring to me.

Total understatement, he brought alot to this little community.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: emay on February 17, 2014, 11:33:20 AM
We miss him very much around here.Shawn was a great guy and quite inspiring to me.

Total understatement, he brought alot to this little community.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: justjezmund on February 17, 2014, 11:46:43 AM
We miss him very much around here.Shawn was a great guy and quite inspiring to me.

Total understatement, he brought alot to this little community.

truth, this thread has it.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on February 18, 2014, 01:51:10 AM
So sorry for your loss Lyndsey.

While his art adorns my walls.

His raison d'Ítre adorned my heart.

A most wonderful human being.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: sophist on February 19, 2014, 10:14:12 AM
Wow all of this is so great to hear...I suffer everyday thinking about my brother and to read all the positive comments make me feel so warm inside I am glad you guys shared all your memories with me it really means a lot

Xoxo much love
Lyndsey (his sister)
Shawn was an incredible person.  Through all his struggles, he always was a glass full type of guy.  I always admired his devotion to Phish. 

I'll never forget the first time I met him.  He showed up at my apartment early afternoon, on July 3rd, 2010.  A few other paugers were over at my place.  We had all (Shawn included) gone to the show the night before in Charlotte.  We missed Shawn though.  He was always going in early to the shows to snag and secure a good spot on in the venue.  I forgot where he stayed on 7/2/10.  But he showed up early afternoon, on 7/3.  With his condition he was never much of a talker.  We shook hands, discussed last nights show, and shortly afterward he departed to head to the venue again. 

Phish fans always get the perception of being drugged out degenerates.  Your brother was always what defied that stereotype.  He was a kind soul, with a very open heart, always willing to help and share.  He was there for the music.  And the music only.  All the other bullshit, he always ignored.  His passion ignited and inspired him to travel and traverse across this great country for the sole cause of being enlightened by live music. 

2010 and 2011 he crashed at my apartment for the Atlanta runs.  In 2011, I remember him showing up at some ungodly hour in the wee hours of the morning, he had driven straight through from PA to Atlanta.  A truly impressive stint of driving.  You could sense he had physical pain, but he never talked about it or burdened anyone else with it.  Again, a truly noble and respectable approach to living. 

I think my favorite memory though.  Shawn, myself, and a few others got a hotel room for 12/31 and 1/1 for the 2010 New Years Eve run.  We stayed at the Hotel Penn.  For whatever reason, I ended up with Shawn at some pub down the road from our hotel.  He was meeting up with people from a different message board.  The reactions though.  Exactly the same as here.  It's quite telling that as individual he was loved universally.  People watching as strangers from the web put his face to his internet persona (which was the exact same as real life) and having the revelation, that Shawn was Shawn.  An awesome person to get a beer with and discuss Phish.  A loving person, with a thirst for life, and live music. 

He's def missed.  I'm also super grateful I got to know him and spend some time with him. 
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: lynzejo_24 on February 27, 2014, 02:55:50 AM
All of you guys are awesome such good hearted people I am so happy that he has touched each and one of you guys somehow. Thank you for all the memories when I am feeling down I know I can always come back and read all the positive energy, it really means a lot to me this has been very hard for me to cope with God bless all of you :)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mattstick on April 24, 2015, 02:18:35 PM

Someone on Phishposters is selling their copies of 2 of the photo's Shawn had printed - $100 shipped for both Page and Fish, which is probably less than original cost...

http://www.phishposters.com/index.php?topic=96388.msg1537637#msg1537637
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: rowjimmy on May 18, 2016, 10:01:37 PM
Thinking of Shawn tonight.
Here's to ya, brother.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 18, 2016, 10:26:00 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5161/5330735748_f78e651ed3_o_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 19, 2016, 12:49:05 AM
Thinking of Shawn tonight.
Here's to ya, brother.

Such a good guy. I have nothing but positive memories of him. He was a positive guy.



Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on May 19, 2016, 06:07:00 AM
Damn, it's been four years already. Still a stinging loss. Shawn was such a great guy.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Bobafett on August 02, 2017, 08:54:26 PM
This guy has been on my mind watching the webcasts...his photos were as good as any of these hi Def videos 7-10 years ago!

I know he's watching and loving it.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 02, 2017, 08:57:52 PM
This guy has been on my mind watching the webcasts...his photos were as good as any of these hi Def videos 7-10 years ago!

I know he's watching and loving it.

There have been a few moments for me along the way, too. Honestly, the kid had a great eye.

I miss him.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: aphineday on August 02, 2017, 08:58:02 PM
Nice bump. His name comes through my mind every time I hear Weigh for sure, but his pictures still live on.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: mistercharlie on August 02, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
I was scrolling through some of my really old PM's here on the Paug and came across quite a few nice memories of Shawn. Plus The picture i use as my avatar is his and i have the full size black and white version hanging on the wall in my batcave.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 02, 2017, 09:37:12 PM
One of my prized possessions...

(http://i.imgur.com/LJyfCHh.jpg)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 02, 2017, 09:44:34 PM
One could spend a whole setbreak here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/albums/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/albums/)
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: pcr3 on August 02, 2017, 11:16:51 PM
One could spend a whole setbreak here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/albums/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/liquidgoggles/albums/)

Thanks PG. Will re-explore after this killer show.
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: Superfreakie on August 12, 2017, 08:21:08 PM
One of my prized possessions...

(http://i.imgur.com/LJyfCHh.jpg)

I have this one as well!
Title: Re: Remembering Shawn...
Post by: VDB on August 13, 2017, 10:41:54 AM
That's fantastic.