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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Threecaster on Sat May 05, 2012 10:43 pm

    As your neighbor, can only say, He's answered a Call to a Higher Power. His services are needed elsewhere now, and he be doing just that. I think he's being joined with many others who are leaving here now...

    My heart goes out to you and yours.


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  shiloh on Tue May 08, 2012 9:14 pm

    Brook wrote:Look here folks......about 7 hours ago I got the news my oldest son got killed in a motorcycle accident..........

    Death waits for NO ONE

    I'm never going to gaze into those eyes again......but yesterday morning at 7:30 I was given a sign.....a song came on my computer that I had not played....all by itself....and I posted it somewhere else that it gave me the willies.....

    Start paying attention to the damned SIGNS!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had!!!!!!!!!! And stop the BS ...... Merc is right! Get it! Life is too flipping short!

    The candles blew and then disappeared

    The curtains flew and then he appeared
    Saying don't be afraid

    RIP my Sweet Darling.......

    the song that came on.......

    My heart is broken in two

    Dear Brook!

    Having lost my 'super creative' daughter Deborah Martina at her tender age of 22 to the ignorance of this present mental realm called 'Human Civilisation upon planet Earth' in 2004; I can indeed share your heartfelt distress and sense of losing part of yourself.
    This is a suffering from the soul, which remains in your beingness until you meet again and understand the whyfores and the therefores.

    Now the 'transfer' and metamorphosis of John synchronised with the manifestation of the following code and the fulfilment of a certain timeline in the Logos of the Liontwin.
    This was known as the supermoon of Saturday/Sunday May 5th/6th 2012 in the human annals and calendars.

    So I share this further information with you and whoever reads this.
    This code completes 3 weeks after this super full moon on Sunday, May 27th, 2012 and with respect to the decoding of the timeline below; you as the mother of John will be able to 'meet again' provided certain cosmic resonances allow you to communicate.

    The Cosmic affinity and love of the Dragon family is with you and shares your discomforts, which shall be realised by many to have been a temporary requirement.
    John knows, what I am sharing here - Starlotus from the New Alexandria.

    Revelation 14

    King James Version (KJV)

    13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  sabina on Wed May 09, 2012 6:20 am

    iam so sorry for you
    and i dont find any words to comfort you there are none.
    i hope for you that you have people arround which can give you some relieve
    all the best and a lot of love
    sabia I love you I love you Candle in the Wind Candle in the Wind

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Micjer on Wed May 09, 2012 7:17 am

    So sorry for you Brook.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Linda on Fri May 11, 2012 5:31 pm

    I am so sorry Brook.
    I have not visited forums for ages, but something told me to go here today.

    May your precious son rest in peace.
    It looks like he did make a good difference in life and his spirit will shine for eternity


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Carol on Fri May 11, 2012 6:29 pm


    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Simplicity on Fri May 11, 2012 10:54 pm

    So, so sorry Brook.

    I hope you feel the love we all are sending . . .


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 7:51 am

    I am so sorry, to hear of this Brook
    know, that you, your son, his father, along with Lionhawk
    and, your extended family, and, friends
    are in my prayers at this time
    -i am here for you, if you are in need of old friend
    love, susan

    God's Loan

    "I'll lend to you for a little time,
    A child of mine," He said,
    "For you to love the while he lives
    And mourn for when he's dead.

    "It may be six or seven years
    Or twenty-two or three,
    But will you till I call him back,
    Take care of him for me?

    "He'll bring his charms to gladden you
    And should his stay be brief,
    You'll have these precious memories
    As solace for your grief.

    "I cannot promise he will stay
    Since all from earth return.
    But there are lessons taught down there
    I want this child to learn.

    "I've looked this world over,
    In my search for teachers true.
    In the crowds that throng life's land,
    I have selected you.

    "Now will you give him all your love
    Not think the labour vain,
    Nor hate me when I come to call
    To take him back again?"

    It seems to me I heard them say,
    "Dear Lord, thy will be done.
    For all the joys a child shall bring,
    The risk of grief we'll run.

    "We'll shelter him with tenderness,
    We'll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we've known
    Forever grateful stay.

    "And should the angels call for him
    Much sooner than we've planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
    And try to understand."

    Native American Poem

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.

    Each one of us was touched by John Pedone,he lives on in all of us.

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 7:55 am

    Lucent Dossier posted this is their newsletter last night.

    The photo is from LIB 2008.

    In Memoriam
    On Friday May 4th our community lost a dear friend and collaborator, John Pedone.
    John passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident.
    He leaves behind many heartbroken friends who worked and played by his side for years.
    John was a talented lighting designer lending his hand to many events in Los Angeles;
    Coachella, Lightning In A Bottle, private parties, the list goes on…
    He was also fun loving stilt walker, working often with our friends at Stilt Circus
    and even joined Lucent on stage as a stilter at Lucent Delirium several years ago.

    John’s light will shine bright in our hearts forever.

    Shine bright, LOVE DEEPLY


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 8:09 am

    In memory of John Pedone


    A good friend of mine passed away in a motorcycle accident.
    I’ve been avoiding it, not wanting to process what that really means.
    I wanted to believe he’d show up and tell us all to shut the XXXX up,
    they got the wrong John, even though I knew the truth of it.

    John could be a very selfish man, in the way we all are.
    The most important thing to to him was what he wanted.
    If you wanted the same thing, even better. He’d do it with you.

    In that same container of flesh and bones, the vessel carrying the essence of John Pedone,
    there was more, an energy, a vibrance that hooked you and pulled you in.
    You never really knew how much he cared for you.
    Until you did.
    When he showed you in the most unexpected and beautiful ways.

    He brought us a celtic decorative plaque one day for no other reason
    than he saw it and thought of us. He wanted us to have it.

    When we told everyone we wanted to hang artwork by our friends on the walls of our home,
    he was the first one to bring a photo from his trip to Europe,
    painstakingly going through his photos and deciding what would be good enough for us.
    Excited to be the first and proud to be a part of our collection, to hang next to everyone we care about.

    He never had an excuse to not show up to any gathering we held at our house.

    He turned up on our doorstep just to say hi.

    He’d make me mad, one frustrating occasion after another but it was always a John kind of mad,
    the kind of mad you knew was irritating but utterly and exasperatingly
    expected from him and anything less would’ve actually been a disappointment if you thought too hard on it.

    I remember going to his apartment after his neck surgery and just hanging out with him,
    bringing him food and keeping him company while he was laid up.
    He told us how much he appreciated us visiting. I remember knowing exactly how much he meant it.

    He was my friend. I will always want to have more just like him
    but won’t because there is no one else so perfectly John.
    He is the bar every future friend will have to meet.

    He lived life exactly as he wanted, with zest and pizzazz, jumping naked out of airplanes with a chafing parachute harness over a crowd of people at Burning Man. John Pedone was selfish in the most selfless way I’ve ever known.
    When it’s my time, I only hope to be remembered as being as selfish as I remember him.

    I love you, John. I’ll miss you dearly.

    Please donate to The Danger Fund, a collection for his family.

    John’s viewing service (May 14th, 2012) and a celebration of life (May 18th, 2012).

    Links to goodbyes from those that loved John.
    If you have a link you want to share, please add in the comments.

    A video posted by Matt Welch

    LA City Council adjourning in memory of John.

    Dave Raphael’s heartfelt post. For as long as we’ve known John, we’re surprised we’ve never met him. It’s a beautiful post, Dave. Thank you for sharing.

    John on stilts

    John Pedone’s Facebook page



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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 8:10 am

    The Danger Fund,
    (in lieu of flowers)

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 8:32 am

    Granada Hills motorcyclist, 40, killed in Valley Glen when he runs into Valley Village motorist's SUV

    Wire Services
    Posted: 05/05/2012 01:38:13 PM PDT
    Updated: 05/05/2012 01:41:49 PM PDT

    A 40-year-old motorcyclist in Valley Glen was killed when he was struck by a motorist
    making a wide U-turn, police said today.

    John Pedone, a Granada Hills resident, was killed by the crash at about 6 p.m. Friday at Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Oxnard Street, according to police reports.

    The other driver, a 46-year-old Valley Village woman, apparently made a U-turn from the curb lane on northbound Coldwater Canyon. Her white Ford Expedition was struck from behind by the motorcyclist, who was also going north, according to police.

    Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The motorist remained at the scene of the crash. She was not immediately cited or arrested, and the case remains under investigation, an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Bureau said.

    Detectives asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (818) 644-8028.

    corrections to some of the info above:
    Once again, the links to Daily News and L.A. Times web articles for those who want to read more details. Corrections: John was no longer living in Granada Hills. Also, he broadsided the SUV, didn't hit it from behind.

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    Post  orthodoxymoron on Thu May 24, 2012 12:16 pm

    Thank-you for the posts, Susan. I kept wondering -- but I was afraid to ask...

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 2:11 pm

    what a gifted, and handsome young man, well liked, and, loved by so many,
    obvious a direct result, of having such a good & strong mother
    what a tragic loss to Brook, and, her family

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    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 2:16 pm

    John, you helped make the 1st santa monica glow party even more magical than I could have imagined Wink This still is one of my favorite memories.
    Thank you for being such an awesome man! Lici Koch


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  THEeXchanger on Thu May 24, 2012 2:37 pm

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    2:00pm until 8:00pm in PDT
    Valley Funeral Home, 2121 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506
    John Scott Pedone passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012,
    at the age of 40.
    He was the son of John Matthew Pedone and Brook XXX. He is survived by brothers Braydon and Dustin.
    John was a veteran Local 728 I.A.T.S.E. lighting technician,
    performing artist and beloved friend.

    A viewing will be held at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA, on Monday, May 14 from 2pm until 8pm, eulogy service at 6:30pm

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Danger Fund,

    "Listening to each story tonight about the positive impact John had on Everyone! he met, that was the biggest impact on me- to remember to be that kind of force. Thank you John, and everyone tonight." Xoxo Daphne Vega

    "Thank you all for the wonderful service...I'm sure John was there, feeling all the love that everyone brought!" xoxo Lena Simovic

    and, this one,
    'Living like kings in Vilnius, Lithuania while working on horrible movies. Having tea at Skonis ir Kvapas. Getting pulled aside at the airport on our way to Moscow because John "accidentally" forgot to take the bottle rockets and firecrackers out of his backpack before going on the plane, 2 months after 9/11. (thought for sure we were going to prison for that one) Frolicking in Red Square in the middle of winter. Midnight train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Raves, parties, get-togethers, lunch......
    Every day spent with John was a favorite memory. I miss him very much."
    Don Presley

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    Deepest condolences

    Post  Adv2 on Thu May 24, 2012 7:12 pm


    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I can't imagine what you and your family must be feeling. Words ring shallow at these times and I wish I could reach out and just hug the person.

    God bless and peace all around.



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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  kindling on Thu May 24, 2012 10:06 pm

    Heard about your son Brook. Haven't logged in here for some time. I'm just so terribly sorry for your loss. Hope you are okay. Love, hugs, and prayers to you and your family.


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Oliver on Fri May 25, 2012 2:35 am

    I wasn't visited this good place for some time, and didn't know the bad news.

    Dear Brook, I am so sorry.
    Please, be strong, as you are always strong.
    My deepest condolences.


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  burgundia on Fri May 25, 2012 6:38 am

    dear Brook...I just noticed this today!
    I am so sorry!!!!

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Brook on Fri May 25, 2012 9:48 am

    Thank you all for your warm wishes.....I'll leave you all with a few words and pics.. I'm back home now...and can't stop pacing. Guess it's just nervous energy..but what has been the worst time of my life is also probably one of the biggest lessons. Never doubt.....never presume there is not 'something more' attention to the signs....they're there to let you know there is so much more.

    Now words can express my sorrow that's true. I know your all thinking I'm his mother and would of course feel this way.....but I have to tell you the world of Arts and Entertainment lost somebody special. the whole entertainment industry is mourning the loss. There has been so far a two day wake going on that is truly amazing. I can't begin to tell you the people that have contacted me. Artists in the field of entertainment have stopped what they are doing to say good bye.

    He touched peoples lives and moved them in ways no one could. I was aware of this about my son....I was just not too certain until yesterday that others appreciated his efforts as much as I did. Well they did. He got at least a dozen people into the Local IATSE 728 Union and it changed their lives forever. One person writes and many did....on his Facebook wall....which I was clinging to yesterday because I could not be there:

    I don't know what to say. John, I love you brother. We shared so many laughs and crazy good times. You got me into 728, you taught me how to do so many things (and what not to do lol), you never failed to be there for a friend. So many firsts you gave me, rock climbing, best boying a feature, 110' condor armed over a cliff, tying into an electrical panel for work and for pleasure haha. My heart is heavy with sadness but I'm so thankful that chance brought us together last Sunday and that the last thing I got to say to you was "love ya brother, it was good seeing you". You changed my life forever John Pedone, the world got a little dimmer last night when your light went off. Peace.
    John was a lighting genius in the industry. His rigs would amaze the directors. One actress wrote to him something along the lines....thank you for being our make me look 10 years younger. But Lighting was not his only claim to fame. He did camera work For Giovanni Zelko who produces his own independent films. He did editing, electrical *(which is where he started out from his films class at Pasadena College), He was a board operator which he eventually became some of his artistry. He did some small directing parts for another production company. And the list goes on. There was not a whole lot he could not do in the making of films. That would include entertain and acting.

    He loved to Entertain and his favorite was stilt walking and circus acting with some of the performers from Cirque De Sole. Eros Biox, considered the worlds best stilter invited him into the local "Stilt Circus" to be a performer..and he loved it. It was his passion to do this and when They were not on the road with Cirque De Sole they did local performances. John would make his own costumes, learned to do his own make up and off they went....preforming for all kinds of events...mostly for fund raising. Once they did a Christmas show for an orphanage of kids whose faces lit up....(John would be the tree and the cowboy...both costumes of which he made himself) Oh yes/....his other passion was skydiving ..sometimes he did it naked..and was the founder of the Mystical Misfits at burning man...I'll leave a 2002 video of one of his dives at burning man.

    Jeremy Weinglass a good friend of John's left some nice words on his facebook and was at his funeral I leave you with a nice song from him (John also did the lighting for this show)....and some great pics
    of my son who has now passed on and met up with his dad after all these
    years......RIP my beautiful boy

    With out make up...Dorf form Startrek

    And one of my son's MANY naked skydives...........

    And his naked landing

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    Post  Brook on Fri May 25, 2012 10:01 am

    The service was very moving....his friends and family gave eulogy and it was never ending ...we had to stop it as the funeral home was due to close and it was a packed house...standing room only.... The most moving was Harry Lennix famous for the Matrix Reloaded. He was a "burner" from Burningman as am I as is John and they were good friends and worked on lots of things together. Now I suppose it's because he's an actor and can put the perfect reflection on every word in just such a way....but he moved me the most..... the cremation was the following day...which I was there for of course.....Friday was a huge gathering . They secured a park downtown and arranged a New Orleans style parade and a general celebration of his life... there were events going on like fire acts and all kinds of things . I leave you with a short video of Harry Lennix and a video where my son secured the top of a building after a shoot to preform ..of course my son is on stilts in this one.....Thank you all for your encouraging thoughts

    harry Lennix

    And I closed the service with one of his old college poems...

    John Pedone
    English 10/11 B
    May 14, 1992

    Poem #17


    For life rejoices; this gift behold
    What lies ahead, remains to be told
    Progressing continuously, as our lives do unfold
    Reveling more about the how and what and why

    Neither accept nor so deny
    For inherent is the urge to try
    To finally conclude the question of why
    Instead, question each answer that you have derived
    Question them all till the day that you die

    How did life commence and evolve?
    The meaning of life demanded there in
    Searching on, further, for purpose within
    There is no real answer; no absolution
    For life emerged from and remains to be a question.

    by John Pedone

    Everyone waving good bye to john in the park after the parade

    And I 'll close with this.....

    I forgot all about this picture until some friends and I were talking
    about dragonflies yesterday. This was at a Moontribe and this little guy
    loved John Pedone. He sat on his shoulder and followed him around for the longest time. ♥

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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Chimpsky on Fri May 25, 2012 10:05 am

    Dear Brook, as an ex biker myself who has lost friends in accidents I offer my deepest condolences.

    Your son certainly seems to have made the most of his time here.


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    Re: Why so quiet here lately?

    Post  Brook on Fri May 25, 2012 10:31 am

    Chimpsky wrote:Dear Brook, as an ex biker myself who has lost friends in accidents I offer my deepest condolences.

    Your son certainly seems to have made the most of his time here.

    Thank you....btw...the news reports were not quite accurate....the lady made a u-turn from a parked position into a double yellow line....meaning an illegal u-turn. She admited to only looking in her rear view mirror......the rule is....LOOK TWICE....turn you head and look ....this is also Motorcycle safety awareness month....(sigh)

    The lady is being charged accordingly with misdemeanor manslaughter.

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