My dear friend Flash Bathory passed away in the early morning hours September 3rd at the ripe young age of 19 years, 3 months and 5 days
Flash was an inspiration to me from the moment I met her because I saw the young version of myself in her. Whenever I was in Texas, (or Nashville last month), I'd let her be my guitar tech, hang around with me and I'd introduce to everyone I possibly could, because I knew she was destined for greatness, and she still is.
Although she played in a style of guitar I've never been known for, she was a shredding metal goddess, everyone that saw this 5' guitar prodigy play would stop in their tracks and stare in disbelief at her self confidence and musical ability way beyond her years
She was also a sweetheart and a beautiful person inside and out . . One story out of many I remember is that 3 months ago she drove an hour outside of Austin, to a Honky Tonk dive bar, not even knowing if she could get in because she was under legal drinking age . . All because she said I should have friends around me on my birthday and she wanted to hang out with me on that special day . .
Check out her myspace page and watch t he videos and see what the world has lost. She was only 19 and if she's had live who knows what she would have done in her career. She liked to call herself my protege, which is funny because I probably got more inspiration from her then the other way around.. :-)
My thoughts and best wishes go out to her friends and her family,
I miss you sweetheart! "The world was never meant for one as beautiful as you"
DANNY B HARVEY
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Below is a quote from Tony at Tregan guitars ( www.myspace.com/treganguitars)
Flash was a great artist with talent, drive and potential to make it big in the music world. Like many of the Greats, Flash left us too soon. She will missed and always remembered by those who had the chance to know her. And I am sure she will be welcomed with open arms to the great guitar jam in the sky. Jimi, Stevie, Duane, Randy, Dimebag... Lookout, the goddess of shred is coming!
A very good photographer from Seattle CHRIS FORCE took these photos of THE HEAD CAT
when we performed at EL CORAZÓN in SEATTLE on April 12th 2007
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Hope you enjoy them..
A wonderful and very talented photographer from Seattle, LAURA MUSSELMAN (email her at: email@example.com ) ,took these photos of the THE HEAD CAT when we performed at the EL CORAZÓN in SEATTLE on April 12th 2007 . . . Thank you and Hope you enjoy them..
Current mood:crazyA great music fan and budding photographer we met up in Portland Jon T. Cruz took these photos of the HEAD CAT when we performed at DANTE'S on Friday, April 13th 2007, of course in Portland Oregon . . . There's not many photos of Slim Jim, but that I believe is because of the cameraman's angle and not on purpose . . . Hope you enjoy them..