The Hardest Video I've Had To Make

This video is dedicated to my biggest musical influence Aunt Penny.

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  • I've been around a long time, and you know, when you've been around a long time, you see people who are older , and they've survived this very complicated life that we've all been given, to figure out what are we to do with it? We have these children, we have this home, we have this relationship, we have all this stuff, it comes and goes like waves . Sometimes its okay, sometimes its horrible , and that will never change. how you react to it, is what makes the difference . Let's not all get hysterical when the dog won't stop barking. We all have to take turns barking. We all need to bark, and this happens to be the day that your dog is barking. Something is bugging him and he's barking, and until we figure out what it is, he's going to bark . We all need to do that. Don't be afraid to bark. It's good to bark. It's good for your soul. Then we have to sit back, take a deep breath, drink plenty of water , and not get too upset with the every day stuff , because it can make you sick if you let it . Go with the tide, ride with the tide, go with the flow Thank you Aunt Penny.

    Greg ThibodeauGreg ThibodeauАй мурун
    • Beautiful words of a wise, wise woman.

      MICHAEL FALZONEMICHAEL FALZONE2 саат мурун
    • such great advice and wisdom...

      Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
    • incredible

      Adam SowderAdam Sowder4 күн мурун
    • Aunt Penny seems like a cool hip woman. May she Rest In Peace. My aunt Dawn was the same way we were close and she was a musical influence to me. She played piano and she plays the harp. She was an amazing woman as was your aunt Penny. Keep your head up she seems like she live a full life and a beautiful one my brother.

      Redd Dogg24Redd Dogg246 күн мурун
    • I am so glad Greg transcribed that portion. I had not heard the poetry, but it really was. It's beautiful that such poetic philosophy was so casually and humbly dispensed. You were so blessed to have your Aunt Penny in your childhood, Rick. RIP happily, hysterically, hilariously, barking aunt Penny!

      Curtis ReedCurtis Reed12 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful, classy woman.

    MICHAEL FALZONEMICHAEL FALZONE2 саат мурун
  • God Bless you. Wonderful Richard and Aunt Annie. Let's bark together. Love.

    Ray WadeRay Wade4 саат мурун
  • You are a lucky man to have had such a caring person in your life. I'm sorry for your loss. ☮️

    crashsymbolcrashsymbol13 саат мурун
  • This is a really lovely tribute, Rick. Penny was very clearly a wonderful woman and she persists through her relationship with you, your family, and with her students.

    juliengrippjuliengripp20 саат мурун
  • She was obviously like a mom to you. So sorry for your loss Rick. It was quite obvious how much you loved her and how proud you were of her. Think of her life with you as a gift that very few people ever get to experience. Take care.

    Robert BellaRobert Bella21 саат мурун
  • Condolences for your loss, Ric. I hope you and all your family are well. Beautiful and touching tribute. I love the line "we all gotta bark sometime" and that's a nugget of wisdom right there. Everyday stuff does suck, and music brings us all through it. 🤘

    blazes8nblazes8n22 саат мурун
  • Damn, Rick. I really didn't want to cry this morning.... but here I am.

    Bryan DoverBryan DoverКүн мурун
  • We all have to go. I hate death!!!

    This Old BoatThis Old BoatКүн мурун
  • Very sorry for you lose. Thank you for posting this video and the heart if represents.

    Pilot DawnPilot DawnКүн мурун
  • Brought a tear to my eye. What a wonderful relationship you shared. Thank you!!

    Bruce GardnerBruce GardnerКүн мурун
  • wonderful remembrance. thank you now I can say I met her.

    William C FrancisWilliam C FrancisКүн мурун
  • What a wonderful person. I love you Aunt Penny!

    Perry PetrilloPerry PetrilloКүн мурун
  • I'm so so sorry for your loss, Rick. That's one of my biggest fears. I'm terrified of having surgery and being put under. 😔

    JCJCКүн мурун
  • So sorry for your loss...the phrasing in Yesterday was beautiful.

    Ric BergstromRic Bergstrom2 күн мурун
  • I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Tony NTony N2 күн мурун
  • Beautiful story and a beautiful soul, God Bless and Rest In Peace Aunt Penny!

    misterflipstermisterflipster2 күн мурун
  • How fortunate for you to have had this special woman in your life and for her to have had you in hers. Thank you for sharing this with us. No doubt she will be incredibly missed. My sincere condolences to you and may she rest in peace.

    misspofflesmisspoffles2 күн мурун
  • Oh my gosh, Rick, purely delightful. Her playing, her. And I have no idea. Thanks for sharing this with all us.

    Dave Allyn, Sr.Dave Allyn, Sr.2 күн мурун
  • So sorry. She was obviously a huge influence on you and your life choices! I love your enthusiasm, your positivity and your all-around Uplifting personality! I'm guessing you got some of that from her!

    David BoweDavid Bowe2 күн мурун
  • Man I knew I was going to cry after I saw you two sitting together talking. She was a very wise woman. There are some words to live by in there. So sorry for youe loss Rick. FYI - for the folks who didn't get the stamps for food part, they rationed almost everything in WWII to support the war effort. My grandmother told me so many stories about that time and when I get down about what's going on in the world now I think about what it must have been like for people back in those years.

    GrasshopperGrasshopper2 күн мурун
  • Oh Rick, bless your heart man! She was a very talented musician! And what a wonderful soul! RIP Aunt Penny. My condolences to you and your family. I’ve been so busy, it’s January 14th and I’m just now watching this. 🙏

    Lanny RiceLanny Rice2 күн мурун
  • Aww, Rick! I'm so sorry! I can see...and feel what a blessing it has been to have her in your life! Thank you so much for sharing these videos of her with us, as we are now also blessed by her in this small but beautiful way. *hugs*

    PumpkinSeed17PumpkinSeed173 күн мурун
  • My sincere condolences to you Rick and to your family!

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • Rick Beato " i haven't practised.." ~ classic comment! ~ I love it !! Pure Love is what I see and hear between you and your beloved aunt, Rick. ! Wow!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this ~ my heart is Full!

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • " 'rise with the tide' and 'go with the flow' ~ Mmmmmmn Good advice

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
    • ride with the tide...

      Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • "..." there's a shadow hanging over me..." so sad this song and so beautifully played by this beautiful lady! thank you!!

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • "Richard"- yep! She's his aunt alright!

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
    • funny, I just realised I'm an aunt of a nephew called Richard too.. gosh!!!

      Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • "I would Quit at the end of every lesson.."....God Bless her... I can SO relate to this ! Thanks Be that she didn't ...HAha

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • 3- 4 years of age....music, music, music...yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • 7 in my family too (chn)

    Pounamu Bts7Pounamu Bts73 күн мурун
  • God bless her. What a gift to all who knew her.

    Ragnar LothbrokRagnar Lothbrok3 күн мурун
  • Who hits the "dislike" button on something like this?! 🤔 I hate this world... 🤦‍♂️

    RocketRed GlareRocketRed Glare3 күн мурун
  • Amazing woman. She's playing now in some better place, I'm sure.

    EquosEquos3 күн мурун
  • Dear Rick, I just met Penny through this video and I already miss her too. What a blessing you had and will cherish forever. God bless and Godspeed!!!

    Craig ThomasCraig Thomas3 күн мурун
  • RIP Aunt Penny! Sorry for your loss Rick your an inspiration.

    Leonard ArgeantonLeonard Argeanton3 күн мурун
  • Sorry for your loss Rick. Condolences to you and your family. Thanks for sharing such amazing memories with the world. We all need reminders of how beautiful and sacred people like Penny are.

    Patrick Spicer CassidyPatrick Spicer Cassidy3 күн мурун
  • Thank you for sharing a bit of your dear aunt Penny with us all. May she rest in peace.

    jalabi99jalabi993 күн мурун
  • Sorry for your loss. What a great woman. It’s people like that who make it possible to keep on keeping on. Requiescat in pace.

    Pádraig FloydPádraig Floyd3 күн мурун
  • Sorry for your loss

    jim fjim f3 күн мурун
  • RIP Aunt Penny. Rick I could tell that you thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with her. She seemed like a great lady, sorry for your loss. I actually watched that original livestream on the Live channel.

    Bob WittBob Witt4 күн мурун
  • May she rest in peace.

    Tomer NTomer N4 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful tribute to a special person. Thank you Rick for sharing this story. God rest her soul.

    Mikoy FernandezMikoy Fernandez4 күн мурун
  • I don't know if I can watch all of this. My husband has had MS for most of his life and I can track his deterioration over time. He was a highly awarded audio engineer before I met him but had to give up work because of his MS.

    XeroXero4 күн мурун
  • I'm sorry for your loss. She was obviously a lovely lady.

    Nic HofbergNic Hofberg4 күн мурун
  • beautiful tribute

    Franco De FeliceFranco De Felice4 күн мурун
  • Beautiful Tribute. Love you Both.

    Toddly KrentzToddly Krentz4 күн мурун
  • So Sorry, Rick 😪🙏❤️

    rpminc 12rpminc 124 күн мурун
  • Beautiful lady, you are fortunate to have had her in your life. So fortunate. I wish I had an aunt like her.

    Leonardo CarreteroLeonardo Carretero4 күн мурун
  • I can't remember where I heard the quote but it is true and lovingly painful. I may be paraphrasing. "We are at the age where life stops giving us gifts and starts taking them away.'

    Kiss My_ButtKiss My_Butt4 күн мурун
  • My favorite aunt taught piano. She died in middle age from lupus. This brings back fond memories, Rick. So sorry for your devastating loss. Take hope; those memories don't die, helping to sustain us.

    wily wascalwily wascal5 күн мурун
  • Your Aunt Penney is worth a million,sorry for your loss.

    glenn pierceglenn pierce5 күн мурун
  • Beautiful. What a wonderful lady. Such great insights into the joy of music. People that disliked this must be empty inside.

    RF Guitar TuitionRF Guitar Tuition5 күн мурун
  • Did anybody else notice that aunt Penny looks and sounds like an older Meryl Streep?

    Steve BlixtSteve Blixt6 күн мурун
  • What a truly moving video and tribute. Absolutely beautiful.

    Stephani GrahamStephani Graham6 күн мурун
  • My condolences Rick. May Penny Rose rest in peace!

    White KnightWhite Knight6 күн мурун
  • My condolences and thank you for all your contributions.

    TropiCoolTropiCool6 күн мурун
  • My sincere condolences 😢❤️

    Tomica NurnbergerTomica Nurnberger6 күн мурун
  • Rick, thank you so much for this video! All your videos are so inspirational, but this one warmed my soul💜

    Tomica NurnbergerTomica Nurnberger6 күн мурун
  • Lovely woman RIP Aunt Penny, thanks for sharing this Rick. 💕

    franco delfranco del6 күн мурун
  • My Uncle Ron was a drummer and really got me into music. He passed away shortly after I started playing, and I never really got to show him anything I could do. The important part is that they were proud while they were still here. I’m sorry for your loss, Rick.

    Shamus WildeShamus Wilde6 күн мурун
  • Wow Rick just saw this. What an amazing lady.

    B ShadeB Shade6 күн мурун
  • What a lovely woman, RIP Aunt Penny

    Sam LloydSam Lloyd6 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful person your Aunt Penny. Music runs very deep in your family!

    studiowizardstudiowizard7 күн мурун
  • Thank you for sharing this Rick it was very spiritually lifting.

    Carl GrahamCarl Graham7 күн мурун
  • I'm sorry about your loss she was a great lady and you loved her dear I can see that. Thanx for sharing it takes a lot of love to do that. :) hugs

    StevirobboStevirobbo7 күн мурун
  • Seems like a wonderful woman

    RocklynRocklyn7 күн мурун
  • Thanks for sharing. Yesterday 💔. Sorry to hear . ☮️➕❤️ To you and your family.

    Robert JovaRobert Jova7 күн мурун
  • A very warm-hearted woman. You were so blessed, Rick, to have her near for so long (particularly in your formative years). R.I.P. Penny Rose 🌹

    Whip-Smart OutlookWhip-Smart Outlook7 күн мурун
  • What a lovely tribute to your Aunt Penny, may she rest in peace. How fortunate you all are and were, to have such a musical family.

    SystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVentureSystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVenture7 күн мурун
  • Her message is clear in your heart man. Love you Rick. I hope to have a cool family that plays music like yours someday.

    David NorthernDavid Northern7 күн мурун
  • So sorry for your loss. I had an aunt that I lost several years ago who was a similar influence on my life. I still think of her nearly every day.

    Jonathan RowlandJonathan Rowland8 күн мурун
  • Thank you for sharing this wonderful person with us all.

    Doug GriffithDoug Griffith8 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful soul Rick, so sorry for your loss.

    Gary ManheimGary Manheim8 күн мурун
  • The dog barking advice- gold!

    Andrew HAndrew H8 күн мурун
  • Sorry for your loss. I wish I had someone like Aunt Penny in my life ❤️

    Kerry MKerry M8 күн мурун
  • Rick, although you are grieving, you have many wonderful memories of your aunt. I am so sorry for your loss, my brother. ☮️

    Mike, Jayne KennedyMike, Jayne Kennedy8 күн мурун
  • Very late to this video but wanted to comment. God Bless you Rick and to your Aunt Penny. No doubt we know where that sweet lady is now. She seemed like such an amazing and very strong woman. Never letting the disease break her spirit. I also suffer some days with MS. I was diagnosed 12 years ago. I love playing guitar and play every chance I get because some days I can feel it’s affect on my hands already. My wife is completely understanding when she wants me to do something else, but I want to play as much as I can on my good days. My wife is amazing. Her name is Penny as well. So now I know of two incredible women named Penny. Very nice tribute to your Aunt Penny. I’m sure you feel her loss, yet her presence every day.

    TheAxe4EverTheAxe4Ever8 күн мурун
  • Love to you and your entire family. What a woman 💖

    chelsea grimchelsea grim8 күн мурун
  • She's super cool

    Susan KellerSusan Keller8 күн мурун
  • So sorry man for your loss, what a beautiful human being... it is clear how you got your inspiration!! Much Love Man!!

    MisterholasMisterholas8 күн мурун
  • Sitting here smiling & weeping. You are SO lucky Rick to have had that AMAZING woman in your life. We are the people we love...

    Richard NosigliaRichard Nosiglia8 күн мурун
  • What a lovely lady with an insightful, sweet soul. Pure beauty from the inside out! Rick, I love the pride in your eyes and smile on your face sitting next to her at the piano. You're so lucky to have had this special woman/aunt in your life! RIP Penny Rose 🌹

    WishpoolWishpool8 күн мурун
  • Sorry for your loss.

    James EttlesJames Ettles8 күн мурун
  • As a child, i was given a nice guitar at 6 yrs and later, an organ at 11 yrs... Instead of lessons, the organ was sold and guitar smashed and tossed. As a consequence for some transgression, likely as in who gave me the instruments.. Im now 59 and Ive been giving myself all kinds of enjoyment learning the keyboard AND the guitar for going on 3 yrs. . I love your Aunt Peggy. She and ber spirit are a gift youve shared with us..thank you; if its ok Im considering her as a role model, because of the values I aspire to live, alone basically, and Im sharing my love of playing with my grandbabies (1 and 4 yrs old) as I go along.. just encouraging the way they respond to music. Also, giving instruments..just to expose them to this aspect of life. My condolences. It must hurt deeply.. She gave you the kind of love as a small xhild that transposes into a great sense of self, for life. She was a really solid, smart, kind, insightful and talented generous lady The world would be a different place if every family played music together or had an aunt Peggy!! Your enriching relationship reminds me very much of my 4 yr old grandson and I. We just enjoy doing many things that otherwise he wouldnt know about. Blesssings and thank you..

    alaysia kaye butleralaysia kaye butler8 күн мурун
  • I’m so sorry for your loss. What a remarkable woman your Aunt Penny was. Thank you for sharing.

    L BarefootL Barefoot8 күн мурун
  • My condolences, sir. Rest in Peace, Aunt Penny. Now you can make music with the rest of the angels.

    MonkeyFreeZoneMonkeyFreeZone8 күн мурун
  • ❤️

    Kel DierickKel Dierick8 күн мурун
  • This is the second time I have watched one of your videos , and I'm wondering where have I been. Your content is great. This one is special and your aunt was clearly a great and special person. Im So sorry for your loss.

    keleco cbkeleco cb8 күн мурун
  • So sorry Rick, she sounds like an amazing person.

    Joe MilnerJoe Milner9 күн мурун
  • So sorry for your loss, Rick.

    Wayne Russell FritzWayne Russell Fritz9 күн мурун
  • What a touching video. I'm very sorry for your loss, your family's loss, but rejoice in knowing Heaven's band just got so much better. They'll even let her improvise. This is what family is all about. This is what music is all about. This is what LOVE is all about. Thank you for sharing this, I'll be doing the same with everybody I know. I hope the piano (and organ in the background) become a part of your collection. Wouldn't it be great to have this piano used on a track by an icon on their next album. Better yet, create a whole album , proceeds to go to M.S. research, called "Aunt Penny's Piano" where great players come in and do a track of their choosing, played on that piano. Much like the Buddy Rich tribute where great drummers came in and played a track with Buddy's band. R.I.P Aunt Penny.

    romuno01romuno019 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful woman.

    Stephen AsettaStephen Asetta9 күн мурун
  • That's the most beautiful rendition of that Billy Joel song ive ever heard. It's funny how the cycle of inspiration goes round and round. Thanks, Aunt Penny.

    stellastella9 күн мурун
  • Thank you for sharing this part of you with the world.

    Michael KelleyMichael Kelley9 күн мурун
  • This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Aunt Penny with us.

    liralailiralai9 күн мурун
  • It’s lovely to know that ‘decency’ isn’t gone yet. There are still ‘good’ people out there. Thanks for everything Rick.

    BORELL1BORELL19 күн мурун
    • I agree whole heartedly

      alaysia kaye butleralaysia kaye butler8 күн мурун
  • What a beautiful soul!!!

    John BryantJohn Bryant9 күн мурун
  • Wow I really enjoyed hearing your Aunt Penny! She seemed like an amazing woman!

    Carson LeeCarson Lee9 күн мурун
  • A very nice Good Bye. Well done...

    Dan FontaineDan Fontaine9 күн мурун