Ode to Matty

April 1st, 2008

As many of you have heard by now, our dear friend Matt Ruiz was involved in a fatal car accident last Friday. At this point we are patiently awaiting news of his recovery. I would just like to take a moment to express our love for Matty and his many accomplishments as a friend, a musician, and recording engineer. Matty recruited me into the first punk band I was ever in called Last Resort where we shared countless good times and started to make our mark as musicians in the Ramona community. After we split ways the band recruited a new guitarist and eventually evolved into RxDrama whos music I also hold closely to my heart. Knowing that Matty had such a deep love for music he went to school to become a recording engineer and before you knew it had started his own home studio (Majestic-Studios). In the past few years Matt has recorded demos and full lengths for LF, 4th Man in the Fire (formely 21Rest), The Trophy Life, Hand of Eris, and many others, all the while stayingcompletely submersed in the tight-knit community of Ramona musicians and their off-shoots.

All I ask is that everyone take a moment to think about Matty and keep in your hearts through this difficult waiting period. I know Matty will be waking up any time now and humor us with his infectious laugh. We love you Matty.

posted by Travis Dahl