Anyway, Ken, Patrick and Dok are all pretty much gone. Patrick died a few years ago- don't remember when exactly but it was pretty sad since he and I had been pretty close during our early days as Babblers and even before that on the OS board. And due to his mental health issues (he was schizophrenic was a history of being institutionalized), folks have always suspected that he'd committed suicide.
Ken just happened to show up for Babble's anniversary like yourself but had previously left the board for personal reasons (he discusses this in the thread below). And Dok pretty much stopped posting after I called him out for being a Trump supporter.
"I was also living in a motel room with ####ed up parents"
Yeah I remember that being something people made fun of you for, which was ####ed up. I'd like to think I wasn't one of those people but can't be 100% sure. Not that it's an excuse but I was a pretty hardcore alcoholic in the early days (currently 11 years sober) which contributed to some shitty behavior on this board. So if I ever said anything out of line to you, I apologize.
Glad you're getting into soul in general. Here's a RYM list of my favorite soul releases: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/hellaguru/_and-your-ass-will-follow/