Remembering Bob Reuter: St. Louis Speaks [Multiple Updates]
Andy Lashier of Demonlover was kind enough to share a few Facebook messages between himself and Reuter. The first set is an exchange with Reuter and Lashier after Reuter found out that Lashier had been diagnosed with cancer. The second set is notes that they sent each other after Reuter and Lashier saw each other out at a show. It's a little inside-jokey, but these messages show both the warmth, the humor and the prickly attitude that Bob carried around every day. Both are presented without edits.
hey Andy, i just heard about what you're going through and i just got to tell you that you are loved and loved plenty. I feel like a jerk for not getting to know you better - i've wanted to - always respected your music, always saw you as a good guy. God i hate that you have to deal with this...but i believe in you, that you can turn this around if you want and you always hear this but i mean it - if there's ever anything i can do to help in anyway, please just let me know. Take care of yourself will ya? - there's a lot of good people on your side!
hey bob, sorry and i hope you didnt think i was ingorin you. that shit means a lot coming from you. honest. ive been more stand-offish with you than i like also. really miss listening to your show, always seems like i was drivin around on a friday afternoon gigglin and shit. i remember once at our friends ross and kim, you and i was sittin around the table with them and i was like "cool im finally gonna get to talk to this dude for a minute, and this drunk asshole holding a two three-foot long skewers (not me) comes up and gets in your face tellin you about how you're a living legend and you were clearly trying to gracefully accept but he was repeating himself alot and you had to excuse yourself, pretty gracefully. so lets do that again sometime! ill be back soon enough, i am doing pretty good with this stuff and i really want to play some shows, but everybody thinks im on my death bed or something. that reminds me, tell chris barecevic and those fellas i said hey and i look forward to hanging with you dudes soon. thanks again and again, bob. i'll let you know if i think of anything.
sounds good pal!
i have, at long last, arrived.
oh shut up - ha ha ha- you have no idea...i just cant seem to drag myself out at night to hear bands,...a combo of not drinking and gettin old but that cassette of yours is great, me and Mark really dig it - you got no idea how much respect i have for you. i also respect how you came out to hear that asshole who used to front Theodore even though he's such a boring asshole - ha ha ha - him and his fucking canadian tuxedo! hee hee
man, why are you so nice to me? i thought you were supposed to be some kind of asshole or something. goes to show. later, im looking pretty canadian my own self at the moment.
i'm FEELING pretty canadian