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The Late Mr. Slamm a.k.a "The Music Doctor"
August 29, 1972-October 11, 2011
     
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                           Ron Matusky  a.k.a   “The Music Doctor” to some and “Slamm I Am” to most
 
To so many people, Slamm was a hero… He saved lives w/out knowing that he did so. He understood the term “To walk w/no boundaries” and I use this term loosely because to walk w/out boundaries is not used in the normal context that one may know its traditional meaning,but to show emphasis on how Slamm lived his life.  Slamm did not let society control his every step nor control how he fed himself. Yet, he used society to mold his future, for his son as well as himself. Therefore he walked w/out boundaries; so that he could mold the future to his liking. Slam lit up rooms upon entering.  He was full of life and great wisdom. When all else failed, Slamm had a thought that made most go “ hmmmm ”. His theory on the good old “USofA” was defiantly an “ hmmmm ” for Slamm and those of you that were blessed w/Slamm stories; would agree. Slamm was a good man; father, brother and a friend. If you asked Slamm who his best friend is? He would tell you that he had two best friends- His son, Brandon and his brother Trevor.  Brandon was his meaning to life and way of living. Slamm gave his everything to and for his son and there was not a person that could tell him otherwise.  Slamm didn’t miss a holiday or his birthday. He turned jobs down and put his friends to the side when it was his time to spend w/his son.  He used to say, “It’s nothing personal, my son just comes first”. Then his brother, who he loves very much, Slam would tell me often, that he wished  he could spend more time with his brother, if life would allow for it. Slamm use to tell me there was never enough hours in the day to all of the things on his list “daily”. It never did stop him though, from trying to move through his lists of “daily” things to do and wanting to do..

Slamm was never a selfish person and many times his needs would go w/out; just to help others. He was and is my best friend and my love for him goes strong. Those of you that never got to be blessed with having the chance to listen to a story or two of his; it sure is something that you did miss out. Please do find a friend that would not mind sharing a “
Slamm Story ”. It may not be the same as
Slamm telling you himself, but it is well worth it, even if it is coming second hand.
 
Slamm, I know you visit often; to all of your loved ones. I know that you watch over us to remind us how to stay strong and to not give up even when things go “sour”. With that being said, I end my words here with a simple note: Slamm was a man of great “theories” on life. Slamm was more than a “person” he was mine and many others hero.
 
With all my love,
Mizz Stanley


Mike Herring's Story :



Slamm (Ron Matusky) was one of the funniest and most creative DJs I have ever been around, his wit was unsurpassed with little quotes like" I would like to bite an @$$ and pray for lockjaw " in the middle of a dance mix or his famous " Have you seen the muffin man? ." I once asked him to help me make a St. Patty's day spot for the radio and we got it perfect until I heard it on the radio. The add was me talking about a promo and he was a leprechaun with little witty comments popped in here and there, well on the end of it he snuck in " were you looking at my schillaley ".
That was our Slamm, we loved him and he was always there for us, even after hours with many sunrises at Perkins he could always be the pillar of a conversation. We miss you and love you Slamm!!!

 
Mike Herring


P.S. Do you have a "Slamm Story?  If you do please email your story to daddillc@yahoo.com to have your "remembered" thoughts heard.



 

 
  Papa Reese aka Ronald David Reese, Sr.

                        Papa Reese's Personal Quote:
                " Love many, trust few. Always paddle your own canoe. "  


"Music reminds me of events, people, dates and places in my life.  I can hear a song and I am automatically transported to another time and place." Papa Reese

Birth Date: December 1,1950
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Currently Residence: Augusta, Georgia

A simple rule to live by : " Never laugh at a fellow when he is down. Give him a smile for his  sorrow; for this is a strange and troubled world and you may be down tomorrow. "

   It was a very cold day on December first, in 1950 when Ronald David Reese, Sr. was born. His mother said that he looked just like the American flag – red hair, blue eyes, and very light skin. The tradition at that time was to bring your baby, boy or girl, home in a dress (bunting).  However, Ronald’s father was not having his first and only boy, come home in a dress. Therefore, this marked the beginning of Ronald’s fathers’ major influence; on his life.

   In Ronald’s early childhood, his father continued that influence by introducing music on the family’s Hi-Fi
(high fidelity “record player”), to his son. His father would play Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.  His mother would play spirituals by Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole and hymns by Tennessee Ernie Ford.  Because of the music that was played during his youth years, by his family, music became an intricate part of his formative years.  Even when Ronald would visit relatives, there was more music played than there was television watched.

  When Ronald was finally given his very own transistor radio, at age ten, his musical education began.  He explored Chicago’s WLS and found Pop and Rock music. Then, Chicago’s WVON and WYNR introduced him to Soul and R & B music. This became a musical foundation for Ronald. The sounds of The Drifters (“There Goes My Baby”), The Flamingos (“I Only Have Eyes For You”), and Brook Benton (“It’s Just A Matter Of Time”) made the year 1959 Ronald’s favorite year for music.

  The 60’s brought a lot of civil unrest in the United States as the Civil Rights Movement began. The musical world opened up to Motown & Staxx Records and black record companies that began to influence many African American youth, such as Ronald. These companies produced such artist as Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations and The Drifters. Ronald wanted to leave his musical mark on the world. So he joined the St. Brendan’s Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps; as a bass drummer. Ronald gives credit to the corps with helping him to make it through his high school years. The Drum and Bugle Corps saved his life by keeping him off the streets during the Chicago riots and giving him something constructive to do instead of hanging out with the “wrong” crowd.
 
  As the Civil Rights Act of 1964 began to change our nation, music was going through changes of its own. Music began to cross cultural lines and the main focus was to get people, of all ethnic groups, to unite. Folk music by artist such as Peter, Paul, and Mary; The Young Bloods, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had a hand in breaking down the musical prejudices of young Americans such as Ronald.
He began to use music to help him to understand people and because of this, music identified people and places in Ronald’s life.

  Ronald then served our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army; during the troubled 70’s.  Ronald has often said, “I came into the Army during Vietnam and left during Desert Storm. Two wars in one lifetime is enough”. The music that helped Ronald get through Vietnam; was performed by Country Joe and The Fish, Black Sabbath, Elton John, and Freda Payne. Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” is the one album that evokes the emotions and memories of that time for Ronald. Each duty station that Ronald served in is marked by the popular music of the time.

   Ronald retired in 1991 from the military. However, he does continue to collect his musical memories. Realizing that he has no favorite song or artist to this day when asked, he has this to say “I do not believe that I have heard my favorite song yet. I always leave the number one spot open. I say that because there are so many beautiful songs and artist out there. As soon as I declare my favorite, a small voice in my head becomes a big voice and reminds me of another song or artist that is just as good as the one I just thought of or heard.

  Finally, where does “Papa Reese” fit in? Ronald has a rule that he lives by. “Never laugh at a fellow when he is down. Give him a smile for his sorrow; for this is a strange and troubled world and you may be down tomorrow”. There was a young woman that had a little girl who Ronald helped. When the little one was a baby her mother started calling him Papa Reese because the little girl already had two grandfathers. So, Papa Reese stuck.

  Now, Papa Reese enjoys sharing his music with the world. Old School is a lot different from most of the music  today. When comparing the two, Papa Reese says, “Comparing the music I grew up with to the music of today is simple. The music I grew up with taught me how to use my imagination. Not to say that it does not do the same today, but as a child I could hear a song with one person today and that same song with another person tomorrow or next week and I would have a different experience each time I listen. There was no VIDEO. Today, after you see the video you think of the video every time you hear the song.

  So, whenever you would like to visit music, the way it was, join Papa Reese at
www.goodkarmaradio.com on Saturdays from 7 pm to 12 am (Eastern Standard Time). Remember to "Vibe On It"™ !


    

If you have a Papa Reese story and would like to share, please email us at daddillc@yahoo.com



          It's Yo Boy Mike Nic!
Birth Date
: July 28, 1971
Birth Place : Columbus Ohio
Currently Residence : Columbus, Ohio

Mike Nic's Personal Quote :

" Yesterday is gone..It's known as the past..Tomorrow has yet to come...
It's in the future...Today is a gift...That's why it is called The Present "



In Columbus, Ohio on July 28, 1971, Mike Nic was born into a world where “The Jackson 5, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin among many other well-known Artists,” were the music to “Groove” to at the time.  Being raised to listen to whatever genres Mikes parents favored, which most of the time, his nights were spent, listening to his mother, relapse into the 60’s & 70’s with artists such as:  Marvin Gaye (What’s going on); Little Anthony (Tears on my Pillow), Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and so many more.  That’s when unbeknownst to Mike, his music journey begin.  So, when “Papa Reese” spins on Good Karma Radio, it’s a “trip down memory lane” for Mike. 
 

 To say that Mike grew up in a perfect world would be far from the truth.  But to say that his determination and good spirit has helped him to survive has and never will change, Mike’s out-look in life.  Growing up, Mike faced many challenges, living through experiences that most people only read about in books, saw in movies or heard about on the news.  However, his past does not define who he is today or who Mike continues to grow into as a positive role model for his two young boys.  Had Mike not experienced the “life-altering” lifestyle of his youth, he would not understand nor value the meaning of “Positive” living that he so cherishes today. Therefore, Mike has grown to learn and understand that, “All things happen for a reason, to teach, even if it is not the life you wanted or path one chooses.”

Tragedy struck in Mike's life at a young age when he lost his father due to gambling struggles. This left his mother to raise him and his two siblings alone.  Without Mike understanding or knowing why, his family life changed.  His entire outlook on the world was about to change.  Mike no longer had a male role model to help guide him into manhood.  The only person Mike could turn to was his mother, who at the same time had to battle of her own: raising a family alone, mourning the loss of her husband and figuring out how to teach her son “to be a man”.  That alone is a hard job for a single mother of three children.

 Therefore, due to Mike’s life circumstances, he was forced to grow up fast and help his mother provide for the family.  Although his Mother did not expect this of him, Mike felt it was his duty, since he was the oldest boy.  This began the hardest trek in Mike’s life as he was still a child learning to become a “man”.  With his mother working a minimum wage job, it just was not enough money to raise a family of four.  So, with no choice as Mike saw it, he chose to turn the streets to make money, which would bring in another income to provide for his siblings; since his father was unable to be there.  So Mike, limited with his choices, to “make money”, weighed heavy on his heart, resulting in another major turning point in his life, as well as, in his choice of music. Due to many unanswered questions growing up in the 80’s as a “Blood Youth”, Mike eventually moved to, Los Angeles, California and lived most of his Youth there. Due to these harsh lifestyle changes, Mike’s music drastically changed and before he knew it; he favored “Gangster Rap”

Over time and through trials and tribulations, Mike’s musical taste broadened as his life experiences expanded.  Although he still enjoys “Gangster Rap” from time to time; Mike favors, as he says, "the R&B artists of the 60’s-70’s era, when music meant something and people could relate to any given artist.  Music then is not like music today".

As Mike aged, He realized that his paths didn't’t seem to favor him in a positive manner.  He then learned through many poor choices, that the life on the streets is no way to live.  “The Streets” change a person.  Even if at the time of choice, it was for a good reason.   And all it brings is negative thoughts and prison", states Mike. 

In time, God found Mike's soul and he created two boys with his wife, at the time.  He then began to change his views on life.  Mike began to look for “all good” in situations and to teach his boys that there is so much more to life then turning to the streets for answers.  

Over the course of 10 years, Mike has crossed paths with many positive people that touched his life in so many ways. Some of those people are still a part of his life to this day.   Daddi: "The Voice of Internet Radio"™; founder of Good Karma Radio™ is one of those people.  Each person that Mike allows into his life, shares the same positive outlook in life.

Now Mike Nic is a truck driver for an Ohio company by day and a DJ on Good Karma Radio by night, helping GKR spread that positive Vibe around the World!  Mike wants the world to know that positivity only drives from positive no matter how hard the situation is.  So join Mike Nic on his " GROWN & SEXY FRIDAY " and " SEXY SUNDAY " shows to do your part in spreading that positive vibe through music.

  A "life Rule" that Mike lives by:           

           " Live like it is your last day and make the most of NOW, instead of living for later "


 
 
 
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