Goodbye, Ruby Toozday

John Matuszak, the 300 pound defensive end who helped lead the Raiders to two Super Bowl wins, died of a heart attack June 16 at age 38. Matuszak’s motto was “Everyday is Toozday.” He partied so hard his ex-fiancée said “he lived three lifetimes in one.” But there was still something missing. His friends chose the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as the music for the funeral procession.

 

Tooz will probably be best remembered for the way he delivered two lines in the movie North Dallas Forty: “Every time I say it’s a sport, you say it’s a business. Every time I say it’s a business, you say it’s a sport.” Substitute the word “music” for “a sport” and you begin to understand how the music industry manipulates musicians and their audiences.

 

 

Rock & Rap Confidential / 1989