(Dedicated To My Friend Nick Berg)
SONIQUE is a song that I wrote
when I was living at 20 West Chestnut St. in West Chester,
PA from 2001-2002. Nick lived upstairs from me and
he took over my old upstairs apartment when I moved down
to the 2nd floor. When my wife and I left for Chicago
2002, we gave him our favorite orange "50's art deco" rocking
chair. It's rather sad to come home one day and read on
YAHOO! that a friend of yours has been murdered.
This has never happened to me before.
By now, the whole world knows
that Nick Berg was murdered by militants in Iraq. Here's
some basic information for you from Wikipedia.
Nick and I used to work out together
at the YMCA gym right on our block in West Chester.
were serious powerlifters and we were the only ones big
enough to spot each other!! Nick used to tell some
funny jokes and stories to me and fellow pal Nick Fillioe
when we trained together. We always laughed our asses
at whatever crazy "upper-decker" story or news
tidbit that Nick would bring up. We used to call him "Commando" because
he would show up to his workouts donning cutoff Army fatigue
shorts and these large, tan workboots!
He was a huge radio fan who absolutely LOVED "The
Greaseman" (see previous picture of the Greaseman
lifting weights!), Rush Limbaugh, and similar cutting-edge
radio personalities. Hell, he even liked my music!!!
It's only fitting that I dedicate
this song to him.
So I say to all of you that find
this memoriam, "STAY TRUE TO YOU SOUL". Do what
you are meant to do with your life and never give up on
your hopes, ambitions, and dreams. "DO WHAT YOU LOVE" with
PASSION, no matter what..............
Jay Terrien 5/11/04
P & © 2001
BY JAY TERRIEN,
DRUNKER QUICKER MUSIC, GRASSTAIN (ASCAP)
ALL MUSIC AND ARRANGEMENTS BY JAY TERRIEN
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED.
family photo (AP) of Nick Berg, of West Chester,