So Long Forgotten Lose Guitarist

It seems that founding member Cameron Yergler (guitarist/vocals) has decided to step down from his duties in So Long Forgotten.  The following was posted on the band’s website:

Dear friends,

Cameron here. I’ve been laboring over what to write in this blog for a while… I’m not much with words, so I think I’ll just come out and say it.

I have recently decided after months of fighting with myself that it is time for me to push on with life and pursue other passions. My last show as a member of So Long Forgotten will be on February 6th, 2010. So Long Forgotten will continue on as a band, just without my physical presence (I will always be there in spirit).

Over the past five years of being in this band, I have experienced some of the most emotionally and spiritually taxing times of my life. I’ve experienced some of the most rewarding and fulfilling times as well. I was a part of an incredible yelling match that almost turned into a fist fight by a lake in Utah (thankfully, no blood was shed. I love you Micah). I was a part of hundreds of roadside repairs after our vehicle broke down (when I say “a part of” I mostly mean just standing there watching Dustin and/or PJ get drenched in gasoline or some other automotive fluid). I was there during hundreds of grease hunting expeditions and intense cuddle sessions in the bunks after being away from home for weeks (life partners, Joe).

It’s all been a part of an incredible journey, and will forever be in my heart. The wonderful experiences shared with people at shows, other bands on tour, families opening their homes, and with my four brothers in the band will be with me always.

I couldn’t have asked to be in a band with four better people. They have been there to challenge and push me spiritually, and have supported me in every decision (including this one) with loving and compassionate hearts. I couldn’t have asked for four better friends and brothers to share in this journey with me over the past five years and I know that I am a better man because of them. I can remember numerous times crying on the shoulder of every one of these guys and I will be forever grateful to them for letting me do that. Micah, Joe, Dustin, PJ – you’re my boys. I’ll love you forever. (I mean that)

And to my family and friends that have supported me through this time, I cannot thank you enough. You helped me accomplish my dream and showed unconditional love at all times.

Please keep So Long Forgotten in your thoughts as they work on finding a new member to continue on with their passion.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

So much love and deep respect,

Cameron

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