Updated: Nov 27, 2020
As we continue our series today, Beautifully Human...
We focus on the beauty of humans and the power in their stories…
Through telling their stories we hope to connect this world. To spread love and humanity...
To show a common thread of beautiful humans…
This week we go to Las Vegas, Nevada with Jason Ramer to hear his incredible story...
I have known Jason for almost half of my lifetime. We got to finally work together a few years back when we both were out with Ghost. We became super close on these tours and over the years. He is like a brother to me.
There are people in your life who tell you that they will be there for you when you smash into a wall. Then there are people like Jason who truly show up in incredible ways when you do. Jason was one of the first people I called when I got out of the hospital and the support he has given ever since is unbelievable. He puts in the time and does the actions that he says he will.
Anyone who knows him is better off for having this incredible human in their lives.
Let’s all be beautifully human…
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Jason Ramer / Las Vegas, Nevada
Tell me a story that shaped your life…
When I was 15 I went to see Alabama (music group) with my dad and after the show I met Roy Orbison who was passing through on his way to a show in Orlando. I had time to sit with him and talk about things, life and music. To a 15yr old it seemed like a lifetime. I asked if he would sign something for me but I didn’t have anything for him to sign and he said I will wait for a few minutes but they had to leave for his show, I remember his TM telling my dad and I. But as we finished chatting and right as I was about to find a piece of paper he said something that changed my life to this and every day. he said “A minute to you is a Lifetime to me.” I said I didn’t understand that and he looked at my dad (who understood what that meant) and told him to explain it to me one day. If you think about what he said for a moment just apply that to when we all tour or walk in life. I never did get his autograph and I think about that when I hear his songs but I got something much more lasting.
If you give someone a minute of your day they will give you a lifetime of loyalty, respect, attention, kindness For bands fans will follow them and speak highly of them for the minute they gave to a fan for a lifetime in return.
A minute to you is a Lifetime to me.
Think about it.
Tell me a story that almost ruined your life…
When I was 36 I was on tour with an act and we had a break so I decided to return to see my parents in Florida for a week. The night before we had a party and there was an ample amount of cocaine for everyone to enjoy and booze. Well a day later on Dec 16th I suffered a “minor” heart attack due to the drugs finally taking its toll. The bad thing was that I was at my parents house and waited till they left for work before getting to the hospital as I didn’t want to worry them. I was afraid I was going to die and they’d find me. Stupid I know. But then again so is doing an 8 ball over a 4 hr span by yourself with booze and thinking you're invincible. 16 yrs of hard drugs seemed to take it toll that day.
Well after some time spent in the hospital and to this day dealing with the damage to my heart which I have to watch every day I knew it almost ruined my life as it almost killed me this time. That was a great wake up call for stopping coke haha. the 3rd time was the last time I kept saying. A glass of red every now and then is much easier I feel.
Now I can laugh at the fact that I was truly thinking It couldn’t happen to me but when it did I was lucky to realize I was given another chance to enjoy the new day.