*know*him. He still lives on, forever, in my heart, and the hearts of many. In honor of Bill, me, along with a few close friends & family have put together this tribute post to him, to celebrate his life, on this very special day. He would’ve been 28 today. Happy birthday, Bill. We forever love and miss you!

Left to Right: Me, Doreen, Bill. Bottom: Mike. |

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“By me for him. from our influences. Folk to funk to keith to volta and back. Touting the values of the noises and screaming as much as the melody. This is for the memory of places far too connected to us & no others. iIbough a strat. He bought a strat. He bought an amp. I bought the same one. he bought a sampler. I bought a sampler. He bought a boss drum machine. Obviously so did I. He was a one man band. I tried to be too. his ears were the intended audience of this when i first stumbled upon it in my room with him 2 or more years ago. They are still the intended audience of the product, albeit they may be harder to reach. I love everything that will make sense to nobody but me now, and I love that because of the years of life & music we discovered together that I can make this and feel confident that if anything bridges the gap between me & Billy K, it’s this. Professor you forever are my family & best friend. If ghosts are real, I beg you haunt my home. I miss you beyond explanation.

To be honest and true I’ll be honored to prove that the bonds will never loosen in my times without you, despite what god tried to do…” – Bill Fitzgerald

What a lovely tribute! He sounds like a wonderful person to have known. That photo of you all as kids is super sweet!

What a beautiful tribute Kirstin! Bill sounds like an amazing person to have had in your life, I love the Flies on Gray Velvet.

Wow, this is so beautiful Kirstin. Bill sounds like a truly amazing guy. I love the song he composed with his brother too. I’m so sorry for your loss but how you remember him is beautiful. xx

He sounded like a great guy.. so sorry you lost him. This is a really nice tribute to him though