Mason. And these are my friends Sean Kelly and Bob Golden.
Rusty was a great friend to each of us. We're speaking to you
together because he was a special spark to us as a group.
last few weeks of life, Rusty took to calling us his Triumvirate,
his trusted circle.
Rusty had a tremendous talent for friendship, both with individuals
and groups. We're just one of the latest models.
we gelled as fourway friends later in life made our collective
bond with him even more special. Rusty had an uncanny ability
to connect with people, and to connect people, throughout his
Rusty first through their long and close collaboration in the
music business. He's going to tell you a bit about his personal
and professional connection with Rusty in a moment.
and I met Rusty through Bob. We all went to Brown, in different
years, yet grew as a group of friends well outside and after
Rusty was the energized intelligence that inspired us and supported
our individual creative efforts. And we were in return three
of his biggest fans. In fact, Sean may be the only person who
saw Rusty's musical The Green Heart five times.
going to say a few words about Rusty's creative connections
in a second.
the end, we were a team. We may not have had a sport or a league,
but we sure loved playing together. And while Rusty called us
the Triumvirate, we were never just a trio. We were always a
quartet, with Rusty on lead laughter.
Some have said that together we were like the Beatles
of course, the hair, fame, fortune and matching suits.
none of us ever wanted to be Ringo
but, now, I guess we're
a bit more like the Beatles without John.
here to return to Speaker List