I am Danny Tyrell a local Detroit musician.
When you were making the movie I was working with Dennis Coffey as keyboardist. I recall Dennis and Mike meeting in the breaks of a gig
And Dennis briefly mentioned the project.
As years went on I left the group and
Went on to develop a music program in 4 rehab centers helping people recover from drugs.
One day early on I played your movie at an evening session and the response was magical.
A few guys weeped. Great discussion ensued.
Over time I believe I showed your story 100’s of times. Frequently we would split it into two nights.
The patients write success stories and write to you. Dennis agreed to deliver these to you when he joined your tour at one time. I could not get clearance to release them. It did not happen.
I always wanted to let you know how your story affected others giving them hope. There IS a part 2. A few years I had health challenges
And found your movie once again as inspiration to go on.
You have been a blessing to many. I can testify to that. Thank you for the generous story
Love and Light
Rodriguez’s music is uncannily comforting. When I was in a deep, seemingly intractable funk, the only CD’s I listened to were Cold Fact and Coming from Reality and the soundtrack album. I listened over and over, hour after hour, day after day, until my Bose CD player malfunctioned after several months. His lyrics, melody, arrangements, voice reached deep into my psyche and soul. Here was a humble person, a good man, who saw the world with penetrating honesty and unblinking compassion. I so needed his companionship at that time.
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