(Above) When I saw Andy in person
for the first time, at the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto, FL back in February 2002, I snuck a disposable camera in with
me. By the time Andy appeared at Coachman Park in Clearwater, FL that July (below), I had a better camera ... and a
BABY, WE LOVE YOU!
You make us laugh and you make us
cry. You make us smile and you make us sigh. You bring emotions
we never knew we had tumbling to the surface. Your artistry, your
of words and music, touches us all in many different ways, some of which we can't define. Your
songs have lifted us up, given us hope, and helped us fall in love; your music has also
helped to heal those of us who have seen their love end, and given empathy to those of us who have not yet been
blessed with the arrival of our soul mates. Just like your spirit, your music -- the music
of Andy Kim -- will live on for eternity. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Andy, and many, many more.