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James Short, you will be missed. RIP.

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    Talk about a rough couple of years...rest in peace, my best wishes to his family and close friends.




    <3

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      do you have a link or anything to his tunage? id like to hear it.

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        Originally posted by Jared4real
        do you have a link or anything to his tunage? id like to hear it.
        www.myspace.com/jamesshortandthelittlevoices

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          R.I.P. James

          James Short will be dearly missed. He was and will always considered a part of the Rat Tail family. Our condolences to his family and close friends. His life should be celebrated as he always lived it to the fullest. He was a very talented individual as seen from his skating and music. James he has left a mark on many minds and hearts and will never be forgotten.


          Your friends at Rat Tail.
          Brian Shima, Jon Elliott & Jan Welch.

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            heard to news on be-mag and came back to pay my respects

            R.I.P. James Short

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                Originally posted by u am snookems
                awesome picture

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                  Originally posted by u am snookems
                  Are you sure thats not James St. Ours?

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                    Yes, that is James St. Ours.

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                      where can I get an .mp3 file of any of his songs? I wanted to play "Wounded Heart" tomorrow at my comp during a moment of remembrance.

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                        In the procession to the cemetery now... Hundreds of people are here to see James off, it's amazing. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

                        We'll miss you man.

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                          I feel horrible that I couldn't make it for the viewing or funeral.

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                            I thought they were locking the board?

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                              You know, I thought it looked like St. Ours, but James Shortface sent me the picture a long time ago so I assumed it was him.

                              I wish I could make it to his memorial session.

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                                Originally posted by kike mallahan
                                I feel horrible that I couldn't make it for the viewing or funeral.

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                                  What's going on with the woman that hit him?
                                  Keep me updated.

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                                    Agreed, I want to know what happened to her

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                                      RIP again. Hope everyone's doing OK dealing with this.

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                                        Here's some stuff I caught on my phone from the procession:

                                        ^There must've been between 60 and 80 cars all lined up for James.

                                        Releasing the balloons:
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZtz_TCp98k


                                        ^Just before James' balloons were released.

                                        All in all, everything about today was beautiful. A tremendous amount of love was expressed by many for James, and rightly so. It all still seems so surreal though.
                                        VIMEO | YOUTUBE

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                                          Hi everyone; This is James' mom.
                                          We thank you all for the outpouring of love and support; it was a huge turn out for his calling hours and funeral; the biggest they've had there. We loved seeing you all, and hearing "James" stories, it's really been the bright spot in this tragedy. Thanks again to Ethan/youngblood for allowing me to post on his account! Looks like a large benefit planned for the 13th and another big session planned for the 19th at the new Phila Skate Park. See you there! Debra Short

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                                            Just read the obituary for the first time.

                                            Can't help but smile at how sweet James Short's life really was.

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                                              So what's the deal with the session on the 19th? Who's organizing it? What time of the day will it be? Will the lights be on? I'm trying to organize as many Detroiters to come to it as possible.

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                                                Originally posted by al dolega
                                                So what's the deal with the session on the 19th? Who's organizing it? What time of the day will it be? Will the lights be on? I'm trying to organize as many Detroiters to come to it as possible.
                                                Same here from Indianapolis.

                                                An address and time would be awesome, I figure it's about 5 hours if I don't get lost.

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                                                  I just found out about this today, and boy has it been a rough one. James was one of those rare individuals that grace one's life and change things for the better.

                                                  He invited me to a skate session online when I was 16. I barely knew him, but it seemed like a great idea, especially for a youngster. After a great session, I surmised that James Short was one of the most intriguing, kindred, and genuinely pleasant people I'd ever met.

                                                  From then on, as we began to hang out more and more, I began emulating him, as I'm sure many others have. Sometimes I would feel intimidated by his incredible grace and swiftness on his skates. He'd say, "Screw that. You shred just as hard. Now skate that ledge!" It was the kind of push a timid person like myself needed. I grew as a rollerblader as well as an inquisitive young mind. His personality and actions reminded me greatly of someone who would certainly entertained the ideologies shared by Buddhists or Taoists--a state of mind in which one can exists solely with itself, while also maintaining a tender connection to the environment around them. James was the type of person to accept everything for its own values and merits.

                                                  Time passed, and we got a little older. There were times when he'd go somewhere, I'd go somewhere, and we'd lose contact. Then, almost miraculously, we'd be drawn back together. James was the kind of person who would call, text, or message you to hang out and you just could not say "No." It wasn't the kind of suspicious behavior that one who guilt-trips someone elicits. No, James was just someone you WANTED to be around. His charming smile, gentle laugh, and warm temperament just intoxicated you.

                                                  As my general style and aesthetic taste began to assume a quality similar to his, I realized that this guy had become one of those key figures that most have in their life; one that helps you develop and find yourself by acting as a bounce-board of sorts. I could always reflect or lament and know that he'd be willing to listen and contemplate with me.

                                                  There is so much I could say right now. So much I WANT to say. I have so many memories.

                                                  Debra, Rod, I had only met the two of you a couple of times in all of the years. My name's Jon Coy, aka Lawsuit Boy as James frequently referred to me as (that's a long, hard story that I shared with James very openly). I don't know if you remember me. I wish to offer my condolences for your loss. But, as you've already pointed out, James wouldn't want me to feel as awful as I do right now. Instead, he would tell me to perk up, listen to some good tunes, and enjoy taking in each breath. I hope that the following months and years go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. I loved your son so much, not only as an amazing friend, but as a complete and utter inspiration. I thank you both for giving the world the opportunity to enjoy the company of such a wonderful person.

                                                  I will certainly be stopping by the skate session in New Philly on the 19th.

                                                  RIP James.

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                                                    Basically, heres a QUICK overview of whats going on:

                                                    Saturday Sept. 19th at the New Philadelphia skatepark at 12:00PM

                                                    Either myself or someone else will post more about it tomorrow.

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                                                      Here is a link to a Google map to the park. Click the blue arrow, then lick "get directions," put in your start point, and boom.

                                                      NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO SKATE PARK


                                                      NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO SKATE PARK


                                                      NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO SKATE PARK


                                                      NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO SKATE PARK

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                                                        SKATE SESSION IN MEMORY OF JAMES SHORT

                                                        Just want to let everyone know that there is a skate session on Sat. Sep. 19th at New philadelphia skatepark in memory of James Short. I will not be able to attend because I had to fly out to California to start school yesterday, but i urge you to please please come out and support this cause. His parents and close friends do appreciate it. Please e mail me if you have any questions regarding anything at ......benisaroller@gmail.com
                                                        Thank you

                                                        -Ben Schwab-

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                                                          Rest in peace. My prayers are with his family and friends.

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                                                            One of my favorites.

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                                                              We skated James' box the other night and tore that shit up just for him. I'll definitely be at the Phila park on the 19th. I hope to meet a lot of you guys there for James' benefit.

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