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#1 MrSkeptic

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:30 PM

Just found out about this but he died on March 7th. I got to meet him and spend some time with him only once but I know he was a big part of the BARF folks. So sad.

 

 

On March 7, 2015, Michael Edward Wells of Lompoc, California passed away at the age of 50. He was born on July 25, 1964, in Santa Maria, California to Neil and Carrie Wells. Mike graduated from Righetti High School in 1982 and received his Bachelor's degree and teaching credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Mike was an avid music fan and loved attending concerts of his favorite artists. Mike enjoyed hiking on the Central Coast and camping with friends and family. Mike was an astute observer of politics and pop culture. His devotion to the Oakland Raiders was lifelong. Mike is preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Wells. He is survived by his father, Neil Wells of Sutter Creek, CA. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters­inlaw Steve and Monica Wells of Orcutt, Scott and Cathy Wells of Orcutt, and Gary and Shannon Wells of Auburn, CA, and his sisters and brothers­in­law Terri and Dan Givens of Snow Hill, MD and Diane and Larry McDuff of Orcutt. Mike, affectionately known as Uncle Gilbert, never missed his nieces and nephews' sporting events and is lovingly remembered by Allie Strawder; Jeff Givens; Tracy, Sam, and Max McDuff; Kyle Wells; and Griffin and Paige Wells. A private memorial service will be held by his family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park in care of Prelado de los Tesoros, 2295 Purisima Rd. Lompoc, CA 93436. As Mike always quoted, “Party at the moon tower!” To leave a condolence for the family visit www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com


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#2 chemistry1973

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:32 PM

Sorry guys. Didn't know him but I know some of you did.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:40 PM

Bummer.

 

RIP Windshield Hussein Fly :(


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#4 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:42 PM

Whoa. Wtf?
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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:42 PM

Thanks Alan

I met Fly when I met many of you west-coasters at a WORF a few years back. Nice guy, funny, brilliant.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:42 PM

Very sad. Da Fly was da bomb.

I will miss our drunken 2am freezing-cold walks.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:43 PM

Very sad, he was a clever and funny guy. :(

 

I googled his name and came up with this.

 

http://www.ksby.com/...-on-highway-101

 

The California Highway Patrol has released the name of the Lompoc man killed on Highway 101 over the weekend, identifying him as Michael E. Wells, 50.

Wells was hit by multiple vehicles shortly after 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Rosa Street offramp in San Luis Obispo.

CHP says it is still unknown whether Wells jumped from the Santa Rosa Street overpass or was attempting to cross the Highway on foot.

The northbound side of the highway in the area was closed down for about three hours following the incident.

No one else was injured.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol. 



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

Oh man, this sucks.

 

RIP Mike (Fly). I didn't know him, but he'll be missed here.


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#9 Julie

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

This is just horrible!!!!

 

We've got boatloads of great BARF pics to share of Fly. I don't want to speculate here, but if you have pals that need hugs and love, do it when you can.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:57 PM

I'm very saddened to hear this. I met Mike twice, on the way to a So Cal RF and at Mary's party a few years back. I will miss him.


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:00 AM

Wow, this is completely shitty.  So sorry to hear this...so long, Fly, your whackjob sense of humor will be missed.  :(



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:00 AM

RIP Mike.. Needless to say Lisa and I are devastated. Such a great guy.


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:02 AM

Sadness doesn't cover what I feel. Mike was a dear friend.ef6e85d4-a762-4529-a8aa-3195d6e0415f_zps


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:24 AM

I'm absolutely speechless about this. Mike was one of my favorite people on the planet, and BARFs will never be the same without him. 

 

Rest In Peace, my friend. 


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:36 AM


 

To live between a rock and a hard place
In between time 
Cruising in prime time
Soaking up the cathode rays

To live between the wars in our time
Living in real time
Holding the good time
Holding on to yesterdays

[Chorus]

You know how that rabbit feels
Going under your speeding wheels
Bright images flashing by
Like windshields towards a fly
Frozen in the fatal climb
But the wheels of time 
Just pass you by
Wheels can take you around
Wheels can cut you down
We can go from boom to bust
From dreams to a bowl of dust
We can fall from rockets' red glare
Down to "Brother can you spare..."
Another war
Another wasteland
And another lost generation

It slips between your hands like water
This living in real time
A dizzying lifetime
Reeling by on celluloid

Struck between the eyes
By the big-time world
Walking uneasy streets
Hiding beneath the sheets
Got to try and fill the void

[Chorus]

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#16 Hundred Names

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:36 AM

I just heard about this on FB. I'm stunned and sad right now. He was such a nice guy . I'm going to miss seeing him at BARFs. :( RIP, Mike.



#17 fast eddie

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:41 AM

Really saddened to hear this, he was one of my favorite CPeeps...RIP Mike, aka 'Fly, mcmxii, etc...


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#18 PumpkinHead

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:50 AM

Rest in Peace, Michael.....

Windshield Fly was one of my all-time favorite CPeeps!

Take care of him, Jobu and Jeebus!

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#19 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:54 AM

Posted 26 February 2015 - 05:55 PM

Sometimes I try to do things and it just doesn't work out the way I wanted too
And I get real frustrated, and its like
And I try hard to do it and take my time
And it just doesn't work out the way I want it too
It's like I concentrate on it real hard but it just doesn't work out
And everything I do and everything I try, it never turns out
It's like I need time to figure these things out
But there's always someone there going



Hey Mike: You know we've been noticing you've been having a lot of problems lately
You know, maybe you get away, and like maybe you should talk about it,
You'll feel a lot better



And I go: No it's okay, you know I'll figure it out
Just leave me alone I'll figure it out
You know I'll just work it on myself,



And they go: Well you know if you want to talk about it I'll be here, you know
And you'll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it, so want don't you talk about it



And I go: No I don't want to, I'm okay, I'll figure it out myself
And they just keep bugging me and they just keep bugging me
And it builds up inside



So you're gonna be institutionalized
You'll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won't have any say
They'll brainwash you until you see their way



I'm not crazy - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy - myself



I was in my room and I was just like staring at the wall thinking about everything
But then again I was thinking about nothing
And then my mom came in and I didn't even know she was there she called my name
And I didn't even hear it, and then she started screaming: MIKE! MIKE!
And I go: What, what's the matter?
And she goes: What's the matter with you?
I go: There's nothing wrong mom
And she goes: Don't tell me that, you're on drugs!
And I go: No mom I'm not on drugs I'm okay, I was just thinking you know,
Why don't you get me a Pepsi
And she goes: No you're on drugs!
I go: Mom I'm okay, I'm just thinking
She goes: No you're not thinking, you're on drugs! Normal people don't act that way!
I go: Mom just give me a Pepsi, please
All I want is a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me
All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me
Just a Pepsi



They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around you're back, you're treated like thieves
Drug you up because they're lazy
It's too much work to help a crazy



I'm not crazy - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy - myself



I was sitting in my room and my mom and my dad came in
And they pulled up a chair and they sat down, they go:
Mike, we need to talk to you
And I go: Okay what's the matter
They go:
Me and your mom have been noticing lately that you've been having a lot of problems,
You've been going off for no reason and we're afraid you're gonna hurt somebody,
We're afraid you're gonna hurt yourself
So we decided that it would be in your interest if we put you somewhere
Where you could get the help that you need
And I go: Wait, what are you talking about, we decided!?
My best interest?! How do you know what's my best interest is?
How can you say what my best interest is? What are you trying to say, I'm crazy?
When I went to your schools, I went to your churches,
I went to your institutional learning facilities?! So how can you say I'm crazy?



They say they're gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I'll be dead



I'm not crazy - institution
You're the one who's crazy - institution
You're driving me crazy - institution
They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy - myself



It doesn't matter, I'll probably get hit by a car anyway

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#20 Greg

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:59 AM

Holy fuck...I was afraid of this.  How awful....  :(






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