RIP - Tarp Man

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by clkelley, May 19, 2008.

  1. bjbelanger

    bjbelanger Earning My Ears

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    We met Randy at our first Mousefest in 2004. He welcomed us newbies at his photo session at the International Gateway, and into his Fantasmick meet.
    Hoping that your family is consoled in the knowledge of how much he was admired and loved by his Disney friends.
    BarbB:flower3:
     
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  3. Colson39

    Colson39 <font color=red>Ft. Wilderness or bust!<br><font c

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    Sorry to hear this about "Tarp Man". I only knew him as that, and even those that weren't in his circle knew of him.

    Sad to see someone with such a shared passion leave us, I hope his friends and family are in all of our thoughts.
     
  4. 3gr8kids

    3gr8kids <font color=red>I read it in the "Book of Suppose

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    So sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
     
  5. Randysis

    Randysis Earning My Ears

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    I was wondering if someone on here can help me.

    We would like to use the theme song from the electric light parade during Randy's memorial event, but I can't seem to find it. I'm sure Randy had it, but I can't find it in his collection.

    Can anyone here tell me the real name of that tune? Does anyone know if it is downloadable? If not, does anyone know which cd has that song on it and if there is a source (like a Disney store in central Illinois) where I might get it?

    I would appreciate any input I can get.
     
  6. lauralana9

    lauralana9 Missing "The Big Ditch"

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    I have an MP3 of the one from Disneyland, I'm sure the music is similar. I've only ever been to Disneyworld and it sounds like I remember it. I have tried to create an account and upload to several free hosting/sharing sites. Have not gotten it to work. Do you have a gmail account? I know Gmail can accept large uploads. I might know someone who has the music from the parade in Florida, I'm waiting to hear back.
     
  7. ynottony99

    ynottony99 Ask me about the Mickey Waffles!!!!!!!

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    I also have MP3 of the "Main Street Electrical Parade", or of "Spectro Magic". They are large files, 10.2MB and 6.5 MB. I would be happy to help.
     
  8. lisa8200

    lisa8200 <font color=red>Where did I put those tickets?<br>

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    While I never got to meet him, I have admired his setup on several occasions,,,You will be missed......
     
  9. Randysis

    Randysis Earning My Ears

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    I'm working on finding someone to help me download the music. I am not the computer/internet brain my brother was, but have learned a lot in the last week! I'll get back with you.

    One more thing: does anyone have the picture Randy made a few years ago where he put everyone in one roller-coaster car at a meet, eventhough in real life they were in serveral different cars? I know he made several such pictures, but I can't find them in his stuff. If he was here, he'd be able to go right to them, and as soon as I am not so muttled, I'll find them, but if anyone has any of them and would mind posting, I would like to display one/more at the memorial.

    Thanks, everyone, for all of your help. I know why he enjoyed all of you so much. You are jewels!
     
  10. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    Here is the link to the RADP Photo albums

    There are several of the group "log" photos here.

    You may have to click the link "download original size"

    http://www.wvnh.net/radp/index.php?

    Also, instead of Main Street Electrical Parade, I think you are referring to the Electrical Water Pageant music. I'm not sure where to find that.
     
  11. dizneydiva2005

    dizneydiva2005 <font color=teal>But there were crab legs!!<br><fo

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    So sorry to hear this news!
    Can't ya just picture him and Walt Disney chatting about the parks?!!

    :mickeyjum

    What was his name on the board- I would love to read his posts.
     
  12. clkelley

    clkelley <font color=purple>I squealed really loud!!<br><fo

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    Actually, he didn't participate on this board. He participated over in the usenet group rec.arts.disney.parks and he signed on as his name Randy Berbaum. You can search for his posts through Google Groups.

    However, last October a member of this group Tri-Circle-D took a picture of his campsite and dubbed him Tarp Man cause Randy had lots of silver tarps up to reflect off some of the sun and heat from his tent. Some of us mentioned we actually knew Randy, and the thread grew from there.

    Some of us have been around the Disney internet community for 10 or more years. Up until about 5-6 years ago radp was really the only Disney internet community out there, and then lots of the web boards popped up and the seperatation began. A few of us still use UseNet. Randy decided to stick with Use Net exclusively (although, I think he was also a member of Stupid Guest Tricks).

    So that explains why so many of us know Randy even though he didn't participate here.
     
  13. agnes!

    agnes! <marquee behavior=alternate><font color=darkorchid

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    I remember Randy from back when I used to post on RADP/UseNet frequently, though I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person.

    My sympathies to his friends & family. The "Camping Monorail-Man" will be missed.

    agnes!
     
  14. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    As previously mentioned, Randy had been very active on both the Usenet Newsgroup RADP (Rec Arts Disney Parks) and on www.stupidguesttricks.com . On both of thoe there has been contact by both co-workers and relatives of Randy.

    There is one person on RADP who is collecting checks to be a mass donation to WILL, the Public Broadcasting station where Randy had worked for over 20 years. If you would like to make a donation in his name please make your check payable to: “UIF/Friends of WILL” and send it to the person who is doing the collecting and consolidating,
    Rodney Grill
    304 Chadwick Place
    Helena, AL 35080-3141

    All checks received will be counted and sent as one batch at the end of this month.
     
  15. Randysis

    Randysis Earning My Ears

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    I just want to let you all know that I was able to get the music via a friend. Thank you all for your help. I'll check out the photo album next.
     
  16. Bill Brown

    Bill Brown December Guest

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    Glad I got to meet Randy back during RADP07. I remember Randy as a cool dude. My condolences go out to all his family and friends. Randy will be greatly missed.
     
  17. JennyDrake

    JennyDrake Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan

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    Dear Randysis,

    I met your brother in 5005 at the RADP meet. Here is a picture of us riding Spaceship Earth.

    http://www.wvnh.net/radp/index.php?album=/radp10/&image=05-044.JPG

    It was my first meet and I was very intimidated. Randy went out of his way to introduce me and to make me feel welcome.

    His posts on RADP were always entertaining, helpful and techno genius.

    Randy was a true gentleman, and I feel privileged to have met him.

    Jenny (RADP jennydrake)
     
  18. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

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    Thanks for posting, Carol.

    I want to share a photo of how I'll always remember Randy:

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    Always with that hat and the Vest of Many Pockets. You'll see he's also got on those Magical Moments pins that lit up in certain attractions or when you touch them.

    Randy, you will be missed.
     
  19. Laren

    Laren Mouseketeer

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    Dear Randy's Sis:

    He will definitely not be forgotten. I happen to know for a fact that someone who was acquainted Randy from one of the other forums is working on a gift for your parents that will remind them of how much Randy will be missed, and remembered.

    Don't worry- we won't forget him.

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    hugs. . .
     
  20. Camping Cat

    Camping Cat <font color=green>It looked like A Small World gon

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    I remember the time a whole big group of RADPers was late to the campfire meet because of a snag at Trail's End and those of us already there were trying to hold seats for the late arrivals and anxiously watching for them. Here they came over the little bridge with Randy leading the way.....all of his pins touched and activated, blinking for all the world to see. The beacon announcing their arrival.
     
  21. PJ1

    PJ1 Earning My Ears

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    I am very new here so probably none of you know me. I am Tarp Man's brother-in-law and the minister who officiated at his memorial event. Our family and I want to thank you for your warm remarks. We were able to read many of them during the event. All of us appreciated what you had to say. It was very touching to realize how many lives that Randy touched. Thanks again.
     

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