Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Former Cincinnati Red Motorcyclist Frank Pastore Dies Predicted His Death

Former Cincinnati red Frank Pastore died today. His death was a result of a motorcycle crash. So far authorities have been rather tightlipped about the multifaceted Christian radio personality. Only 55 years old Frank Psastore had lived a full life. Was it cut short by a careless driver or did Pastore's driving in the car pool lane contribute to it. 

Police officials reported that a gray Sonata was eastbound when the driver lost control aand went into the car pool lane and hit the Honda motorcycle driven by Pastore. pastore was thrown from his motorcycle.The car driver was not cited .

Pastore sufferred a major head injury and had beeen in a comma for several weeks. He had found religion and had a leading Christian talk show on the radio . A former Cincinnati reds pitcher Pastore had found Christianity and turned his life to God.

In talking about life after death on his radio show that night Pastore eerily predicted his own death. here is what he said on his radio show:

“I mean look, you guys know I ride a motorcycle don’t you? So, at any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, alright, without any blinkers, not that I’m angry about it, but at any minute I could be spread out all over the 210 (Freeway), but that’s not me, that’s my body parts. That key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview and also your pursuit of reality.”

Was This a Wrongful DeathA wrongful death is a death caused by someone's negligence. In Ohio such a claim is controlled by the wrongfull death statute.Rc 2525.01 et seq. However fault is determined by traffic codes and principles of negligence. At first glance it appears that the driver lost control and came into pastore's lane. This normally in Ohio would constitute negligence as a matter of law. But it is strange that reports have not indicated the woman was cited by police.. 


http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2125.01 Ohio Wrongful death statute

Attorney Anthony Castelli  is a Cincinnati Ohio personal injury lawyer .located at 8170 Corporate Park Drive #220,  Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 .He can be reached at 513-621-2345

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cincinnati Biker Misses Chance To Interview Hell's Angel Sonny Barger

Sonny Barger
                                                                                    Keep on reading because there's a good reason this occured. A little background first. I founded a radio show on www.waif883.org called Cincinnati Biker Life. I reached out to interview Ralph Sonny Barger about the book he wrote Dead in 5 Heartbeats on the radio show.
Actually it was to be an interview about the movie that was made from the book by independant filmmaker Jeff Santo. This movie just had its first screening a few weeks ago and I understand it was well received.

I emailed Sonny Barger's web site  and requested an interview. This would be via telephone call to the radio show. A week went by and I did not think I would hear anything. But I did. In the middle of a Wednesday afternoon Sonny's wife Zorana called me. I was shocked.

Sonny agreed to call in to be interviewed on the show set for December 6th , 2012. Although I did not get to speak to him in that call with Z, I could hear him speaking in the background. They wanted to contact Jeff Santo to make sure he would be included in the interview. Jeff sent me an email and the big day was on.

Sonny Barger

I started looking around the web for stuff about Sonny Barger, his life, his books, and the movie. You can find his facebook page. I think he's on google plus as well as the you tube channel where you can see a lot about the movie and some unrelated interviews of Sonny.

I also sent away for the book and voraciously read my autographed copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a fun read . And I'm betting an even better movie. I learned a lot about Sonny Barger in the process. He's a peacemaker not a war maker. Jerry Garcia was one of his best friends. He was a veteran. He tried to help the returning Vets from vietnam. He's beaten thyroid and prostate cancer. He seems to have a peace about him and a genuine honesty. He quietly campaigns to save children from cigarettes.

What I found out about the man caused me to want ot find out more. So I was really looking forward to the interview. I pumped it up all over social media. My good buddy Jim Pierce even showed up excited for the opportunity to hear Sonny live and ask a question or two. My friend Jimmy Kay called and asked if I had it under control.

So at the appointed time 8:30 PM EST the phone rang. It was Jeff Santo, the filmmaker , producer, director of the movie Dead in 5 Hearbeats. I asked him if we should wait for Sonny out of respect. He said that Sonny's wife had been feeling sick that morning and that probably Sonny would not be calling. Wow what a disappointment. But Sonny was obviously taking care of Z and, as he puts it in his book, "The Last Love of His Life." He was doing exactly what he has done forever. Taking care of those he loves.

We had a great time talking to Jeff Santo and learning about the movie. Jeff in his own right is a very interesting and accopmlished man. You could tell his love for Sonny and I tried to get the how they met. It was a bit of a blur, but it's really none of my business , although he mentioned he had filmed Sonny for a documentary Jeff did.

As of writing this I have not heard how Z is doing . So hopefully everything will be okay. So I did not get to interview Sonny because he had to take care of something really important, Family. But I don't doubt one bit that I'll get a chanceto interview Sonny about hs book and movie. Maybe we will get some time to talk about the man. To find out who he really is. That would be nice.

    Treat me good I'll treat you better. Treat me bad I'll treat you worse.

These words are taken from Sonny's web site. Yeh I think I get that. Words to live by. Or die by. But so far under the most extreme of circumstances Sonny's made it 74 years. One of a kind that's for sure. A charismatic leader who leads by example.

By Anthony Castelli 
    Cincinnati, Ohio

More Resources and Articles about Sonnay Barger , his wonderful book and movie:

http://sonnybarger.com/index3.html Sonny Barger's Web Site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCYrxGL0yp4 Interview ith Sonny Barger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CVPpy2y3wY&feature=plcp Dead in Five Heart Beats Trailer

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cincinnati Biker Life To Interview Sonny Barger Hell's Angel

Sonny Barger will be interviewed on Cincinnati Biker Life this Thursday December 6, 2012, at 8:15 PM Yeh I'm talking about the Hell's Angel Sonny Barger. But my hope is that you will learn more about the man than just the Hell's Angel aspect of his life.

We are going to talk about his book Dead in 5 Hearbeats. I have an autographed copy. One of the coolest cover pages I have seen on a book.

More correctly we are going to talk about the movie that was made from the book. Filmmaker Jeff Santo, if I am correct, is or has put the final editing on the movie. (If the name is familiar his Daddy was Ron Santo Chicago cub allstar.)

So the interview is going to be focused on the writing of the book and the making of the film. So Sonny Barger the author. What a surprise to some. The biker community is full of surprises. They can be good ones if you get to know us.

I've talked at length to by good friend Jimmy Kay about Ralph Sonny Barger. Jimmy is embedded in the motorcycle community and knows more about the realities of the motorcycle community than just about anyone I know. He's the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back.

Jimmy is more thana bit smitten with Sonny Barger.  He tells me if Sonny says he will call the show that his word is his bond.  Jimmy talks about the autographed book he has from Sonny and the repect he has for him. If Jimmy says it's so, take it to the bank. Sonny apparently doesn't go out of his way to bother anybody. Why should he?

You can learn a lot about Sonny by going to his web site. You can also find the many books he has authored there and some cool merchandise. Sonny also has a facebook page and Jeff Santo has a youtube page that chronicles making the movie.

If you are inside the 275 outerbelt around cincinnati tune in to 88.3 FM But you can hear this interview anywhere in the world by going to Waif radio station web site www.waif883.org and click on listen live.

This should be a great night talking to Ralph Sonny Bargeer on the phone. I've already got some Greatful dead music cranked up in Sonny's honor. He loved Jerry and the early Dead.

By Anthony Castelli

For more information about Ralph Sonny Barger you could go to Wikepedia . But if you want the real truth about the man get to his web site  http://sonnybarger.com/index3.html and check out his books.