I've never met a more intuitive musician. He filled the world around him, both in person and on the internet, with gorgeous melodies and sounds. He could mix a cassette tape and make it sound like a CD. His nickname in some circles was "Space Ace", for his prodigious ability to create "space music". I'm grateful that I got a chance to play with him a number of times, he was a loyal participant in our SHARE San Jose group. He could take any instrument that you played with your hands and do wonderful things with it - here's one example on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmwWxODxuIw
. He was always cheerful, enthusiastic, and helpful. He was a very dear friend, I'll miss him terribly, and I'm grateful to have known him. I look forward to being inspired by his memory.