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This Is Hard To Talk About

  • Опубліковано 27 вер 2022
  • This video is dedicated to my friend Peter Smart (1930-2022).


  • Lorne S
    Lorne S  +3

    Think about how odd this is: A video tribute to an anonymous gentleman works beautifully within a channel about music. Maybe that's the key to Rick's success... it's not just about instruction or appreciation. This channel makes us feel like we're all part of the same musical family. Me, you, Sting, Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, his friend Peter - just a bunch of friends talking the same language of notes, chords, melody lines, and solos. A lot of you mention Rick's quality of not talking down to his audience. That's because he's talking with us, not at us. I doubt any of us knew Peter Smart, but in this club of musical friends it feels like we lost one of our family members. RIP...

  • J. Andrew Wrinkle
    J. Andrew Wrinkle 14 годин тому +15

    One of the nicest and heartfelt, truly heartfelt, tributes I have had the pleasure to listen to. Well done, my friend. Well done.

  • Stuart Walker
    Stuart Walker 12 годин тому

    Music is the universal language. You are a good soul Rick.

  • Janet Pitts
    Janet Pitts 9 годин тому

    That was so touching, brought a tear to my eye! What a beautiful tribute!

  • Pelorusjack
    Pelorusjack 9 годин тому +2

    That brought me to tears! My late condolences and thank You for sharing that beautiful story!

  • Kevin Knaus
    Kevin Knaus 12 годин тому

    Thank you, Rick. Thank you, Peter. funny what happens with acts of kindness. They clearly grow something good.

  • Dan
    Dan  +4

    Rick, that was a lovely tribute to a good man. I recently lost my 82 year old father to cancer, so this struck a chord. You’re a great musician, but your success is mainly due to the fact that you’re such a genuinely likable and warm human being. Not enough of those in the public domain and social media today. Thank you, Rick, and I’m sorry to hear about your friend.

  • Carolyn Counterman
    Carolyn Counterman 9 годин тому

    I haven't the foggiest idea how this video came to be suggested to me. I'm sitting here crying. Little things told me to keep listening. Peter was born in 1930, the same year as my father was born. Peter passed on August 20th, my birthday. Like a whisper - "listen". I don't seek musicians out, but I'm learning to listen when they speak.

  • Bernard O'Toole
    Bernard O'Toole 12 годин тому +1

    Nice words, Rick. You did good.

  • Matt C.
    Matt C.  +325

    A wise old man is a gift to humankind. “Youth is wasted on the young” is a quote I have often heard from my 90 year old father. I’m sorry for your loss Rick. This brought a tear to my eye.

  • 62guitarguy
    62guitarguy 4 години тому

    You're a good man Rick.

  • Jason Gravely

    This is a perfect example of success through authenticity and service. Rick is such a class act. He spoke with this fan at 38,000 subscribers with intention of connection first, befriended him because they both love music, and then has this beautiful story to share with us. This channel is amazing.

  • 581pantah
    581pantah  +421

    The world needs more people like Rick and Peter.

  • Gio Marron

    This video has done Peter proud.

  • Shea Stephens
    Shea Stephens 9 годин тому +2

    Beautiful 🙏

  • stonemedicine

    Rick, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Peter. May he Rest In Peace. Thank you for the courage and sensitivity it took to post this video. It means a lot to all of us here on your channel.🙏🏼

  • Beastmaster General
    Beastmaster General День тому +4

    Rest in peace Peter. Condolences to his family. What a legend to still be learning and still be excited to be playing and talking about music. The world needs more Peters. Sorry for your loss Rick.

  • Robert Southrey
    Robert Southrey 7 годин тому +2

    Well done my friend well done

  • Kevin Andreoli

    You enrich a lot of lives Rick. Most of us don't get Peter's chance to tell you. Thank you for caring.

    IMP3TIGO 14 днів тому

    Peter sounds like an awesome person. Someone who knows you never stop living just because you reach a certain age. Kept practicing playing, sight reading, innovating, learning and playing and loving music. He's an inspiration to us all, RIP Peter!