One of the most brilliant, creative, and open-minded people I ever met in my life died yesterday. I knew him for about eight years, and considered him a friend. Over the years, we had our ups and downs, for sure. Burning Man and Steer Roast and cross-country road trips and parties and blurry memories that mostly exist in watercolor...I had a real fondness for him, a real respect. He passionately believed in things. He was a die-hard individual. He loved beauty and technology and Burning Man and art and new experiences and life. He loved music. He loved Orbital's In Sides and Snivilisation and Boards of Canada's Geogaddi and Music Has the Right to Children and The Orb's Adventures through the Ultraworld and Underworld and he loved loved loved "Little Fluffy Clouds" and I'll never forget the guy. He was much too young to die.