Dedicated Husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Tony was compassionate and loving, smart and witty,
focused and determined. He always stopped and took
a moment to listen to anyone who would speak to him. He was extraordinary, but quite ordinary and humble.
Music was his language.Tony was a very passionate
and poetic songwriter, and had an amazing ear for
music. He touched many hearts through his songs.
Tony had a profound influence on many people’s lives;
inspiring and influencing people all around the world.
Tony gave the world his all…
My brother was in bands for a long time and from time to time in the Anxiety days or the early NUFAN days he would tell me to tune into a college radio station because one of their songs was going to be played. So as a family we would all dutifully tune in at the required time and listen to some scratchy fading version of my brother's music. College radio like KFJC is fantastic but sometimes the range of these stations isn't so great. So one day at dinner in the spring of 1995, Tony told us
When I was a child I wanted to name my hypothetical future daughter Arina Clara, a name I had heard on the radio (a music critic’s granddaughter’s name, totally random). I grew up and got over that and right before she was born, our daughter (now 2) was supposed to be called Emma. I know it sounds silly, but I’m pretty sure I had that name in my head because of Ross and Rachel’s baby in Friends.
A few months before the baby was supposed to come I started having doubts about the name. I