Life and times of Jim Gavuzzi

[ Home | Contents | Search | Post | Reply | Next | Previous | Up ]

I knew Jim...

From: Phoebe Sarason
Date: 4/5/2005
Time: 1:08:58 PM
Remote Name:


I just found this website about Jim and am saddened by his death. We lost touch years ago but I never forgot his wonderful, hilarious and artistic spirit. Jim and I worked together at Pennyfeathers, years ago. He and I became great friends during that time. I have so many great many memories of laughing so hard that we would be in tears. He was always so sweet and supportive. People thought that we were brother and sister. During that time I was discovering the artist inside myself. Jim and I had so many great and important conversations about being artists. He was devoted to his music and his personal expression. I have since gone on to pursue my art (I am a painter) and I have Jim to thank as an important influence along my creative path. Jim was funny. He had his rock star persona which could melt away in half a second. He was really such a loving big puppy (he would probably cringe and smile simultaneously at that that thought). I remember him singing along with the prerecorded music at work: "Why do you build me up buttercup, baby just to let me down..." the Paul McCartney version of "There were bells on the hill, but I never herd them ringing"... he would say "Trrraacy!" along with the Hairspray soundtrack. Any way, I have a million memories of him, introducing me to the music of Tom Waits, singing "Forever Young" and filling my life up with love. It makes me feel good to be able to remember these things (and many more) about Jim Gavuzzi. I don't know how Jim died, but his wonderful spirit lives on in my heart. Phoebe Sarason

Last changed: April 05, 2005