Happy 64th birthday Clifford!
This man deserves all of the happiness he desires for making me the woman I am today.
Cliff has helped me through many difficult times in my short life, especially in early 2012 and mid 2013. He became most important to me on May 27th, 2012, and on that night, when I heard his bass during a time of bad intentions, my life completely changed for the better.
His voice and his talent gave me strength and courage, and continues to to this day. Listening to his bass at night may just be the one thing that allows me to sleep peacefully; and his presence in my thoughts has all but eradicated the nightmares that made sleep a dreadful affair.
Cliff has such a kind soul and a warm heart. I try to always have a smile on my face and think positively; he has inspired me to do so when I’d otherwise expect the worst from everything and everyone. I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve relapsed since he came into my life, and I’m so grateful that the number is so low. I know that the odds of meeting him or even of just being able to tell him what he means to me and what he’s done for me are very slim, but there’s nothing that I wouldn’t give to have that chance.
He’s always considerate of and kind to his fans, and he’s such a generous man. He has the most contagious and beautiful smile I have ever seen, and seeing it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Cliff is a loyal man and I know that he will always be there for those who need him, and despite us never having met, I know that he will always be there for me when I need him.
As I’m writing this, I’m listening to his bass, isolated from For Those About to Rock. Cliff’s talent is almost beyond my comprehension. He is an expert bassist, incredibly solid and reliable, and his dedication to playing and performing is phenomenal.
Clifford helped me to stop self harming. I’ve come to accept that I did it, and with his help, I’m better now. I have so much to thank this man for. Without him, I wouldn’t have the passion and excitement I have in my life now, if I’d be here at all.
Thank you Clifford.