And so while I am free, out roaming my beloved country, playing music for a living & getting to see new & beautiful things like this Californian river I swam in, I still must remember that a young man who was a fan of my band is dead. He will never get the chance to swim in this river or any other, ever again. He will never feel the sun warming him as he rises from the cold, rushing water to dry himself on the rocks. He will never flirt with the pretty girls on the river bank, nor will he ever have children. He was the last of his name, & that branch of his family dies with him. I must remember his family, & try to do right by them, for they were kind to me. They asked me to try & ensure others don't get hurt at shows, ALL shows. So please please please be careful if you go to a show. Have fun, but don't do foolish things, & don't drink & drive. Trust me, you never want your family to feel the way Daniel's did, & still do. You never want this dark, terrible thing that some of us carry. It is enough to break you sometimes. Go live your lives in peace, & take care of each other. RIP Daniel Nosek
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  • drandallblytheAnd so while I am free, out roaming my beloved country, playing music for a living & getting to see new & beautiful things like this Californian river I swam in, I still must remember that a young man who was a fan of my band is dead. He will never get the chance to swim in this river or any other, ever again. He will never feel the sun warming him as he rises from the cold, rushing water to dry himself on the rocks. He will never flirt with the pretty girls on the river bank, nor will he ever have children. He was the last of his name, & that branch of his family dies with him. I must remember his family, & try to do right by them, for they were kind to me. They asked me to try & ensure others don't get hurt at shows, ALL shows. So please please please be careful if you go to a show. Have fun, but don't do foolish things, & don't drink & drive. Trust me, you never want your family to feel the way Daniel's did, & still do. You never want this dark, terrible thing that some of us carry. It is enough to break you sometimes. Go live your lives in peace, & take care of each other. RIP Daniel Nosek

  • vasqo_30Well said sir
  • lim_pitGod is with us All, these times are crazy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Randy. The Lamb of God covered all our sins.
  • jakeduggaduggaI totally live near there. Bear Hole and that hole area is gorgeous. We are spoiled for awesome swimming spots around here.
  • emily_pwnsMad respect for you man.. @drandallblythe
  • esmid1981Y'know, @drandallblythe , for a guy with such dark lyrics, u sure seem to enjoy yourself. Keep livin' the dream! C u next time u guys come down to Chile, best metal crowd in the world!
  • andie_susieWe'll be carefully, Randy. 😢❤
  • itsjamwowThrough you Randy, I believe Daniel Nosek will Live on... And your actions and words I'm sure touch the hearts of his family ad friends...Rest in Peace Daniel... Much love and respect Randy.
  • leonardodavuckuThat's one hell of a message Randy! \m/
  • cheznrice14One never knows how your life can change in an instance , whether you are doing something stupid or not . You are not the only person that controls your life , many other people have a part in it . All you can do is try to keep your guard up while still enjoying life . The picture is very pretty , lots of color .
  • alexfkncaffreyHonestly shed tears reading this <3
  • alexeedsAwesome. You should of brought your fly rod.
  • keithiscoolFinally some color
  • kevomarchinkoGoddamn it I respect you
  • eugerardchongGreat composition and story bro. The coombination of the colors create a perfect contrast and the leading lime create a fine compo of the photo. Great work bro :-)
  • jesse_d_leachSending love your way friend. God bless you!
  • savdawwgyou have a way with words Randy.... I enjoy reading the things you post. you're a beautiful man.
  • pinup_lola_maeSooooo beautiful.
  • mvande13you recently had a show in missoula , montana. my home state! The most beautiful place in this country. I hope you were able to pause and get some photographs there. Its scary beautiful.
  • demonseed78Amazing words bro !!
  • september.son@drandallblythe So poignant and spoken like a gent. I'm sorry for the loss Daniel and his family, but I'm so glad you have risen from the ashes of this whole ordeal. Albeit a better, stronger update of yourself!
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