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This email just made my day, my week, my year. It’s about an instrumental called “Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney).” Posted here with the writer’s permission.

Dear David,

I recently had the great pleasure to hear a recording by John Bleich of your July 19th performance in Liberty Pa.

There was an “impromptu” set you did & you played a song Quarter To 5…….in memory for your friend Tina who you lost to cancer.

I have to tell you……that song…….really hits my heart……..knowing WHY it was written.

I have lost 3 family members & 1 best friend to cancer myself.

I cannot listen to your song without breaking down & crying like a baby all over again…thinking of those LOVED ONES I too have lost.

that song…….really hits my heart HARD

it touches me SO DEEPLY the very thought of it makes me tear UP, I am getting teary now as I type this to you.

Please KNOW music does NOT EVER effect me that way……….but THAT SONG DOES.

It is SO BEAUTIFUL I cannot STOP CRYING even just thinking about it……… goes STRAIGHT TO MY HEART like nothing else I have ever experienced in a song.

I am a grown man, almost 59 years old & was a commercial construction worker for 40 years, a hardened old SOB who just does NOT EVER breakdown & start crying over some SONG……..but this one………makes me cry & HARD TOO, I feel that pain I felt watching my mom & the others die a little each day up until the end & on to this very day some 34 years later.

Your song is THAT touching to me & has become very personal for me because I understand it all too well.

Thank YOU for making such beautiful music.


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