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  • RIP RICK PARASHAR
  • August 16, 2014
  • MIKE MCCREADY ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
  • August 15, 2014
  • CCFA FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNEY
  • August 10, 2014
  • 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR CONCERT PREMIERE SERIES ON SIRIUSXM’S PEARL JAM RADIO (CH.22)
  • July 18, 2014
  • IMAGINE THAT -- I’M STILL ANTI-WAR.
  • July 16, 2014
  • JEFF AMENT’S WALK-IN PLAYLIST SHOW
  • July 09, 2014
  • PEARL JAM RADIO’S FRIENDS & FAMILY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
  • June 30, 2014
  • EUROPEAN TICKET GIVEAWAY
  • June 23, 2014
  • JEFF AMENT ON SIRIUSXM'S PEARL JAM RADIO
  • June 18, 2014
  • PLAY IT FORWARD
  • June 16, 2014

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

March 05 2013

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

Sergio and I moved to Seattle from Missoula thirty years ago this May in my

yellow Dart filled with his drums and my bass gear and little else.  When

I stopped to pick him up, his Mom gave us a giant bucket of home fried

chicken, gave him a teary kiss and off we went into the great unknown.  

I was lucky to learn to play my instrument with a great musician like

Sergio.  He motivated our band,Deranged Diction to be tight and professional,

and he gave an original jazzy sound to our basic hardcore structures.

Sergio was a huge talent, as good of an cartoonist, piano player and

tattoo artist as he was a drummer.

He enjoyed life as much as anybody I've ever known and I will always

carry that part of him with me.

I'll miss you, friend.

Jeff Ament

PS Say hello to Max Roach for the rest of us.