I know some of you (T. Berry for certain) have chatted with him. He never really took to BCB after the great Mojo migration. While on Mojo, however, he impressed me by thinking my jokes were funny and generally being a decent sort. Those who were part of the Mojo>DD.com invasion will remember him has "badly overdrawn boy".
He and I had stayed on duranduran.com well after the Great Invasion of Ought-One and struck up some friendships there. You may know that this is how I met my wife.
Anyway, he and a pal of his from Preston met up with some DD.com folk and were driving across the south east of the US. We all met in N.O. and had a wonderful time. Two of the people we met up with, one from London the other from Orlando FL. had also met on that forum and also got married (coincidentaly the same weekend I got married).
He was a great person, very generous with sharing music. I have looked forward to seeing him again: he made regualr trips over to the US and in fact was planning on another trip next month. I have a pile of music sitting in my study waiting to send his way. So, tonight it's a bit of N.O. rum and a healthy mix of Bonzo Dog Band, The Gits and C-Average for me.
I'm in a state of total shock, I just recieved this email from one of the DD.com folk:
CarrieUK from dd.com wrote:It's Carrie. I'm afraid I have some sad news to share. I've just received a call from the UK and was told that David passed away. I have no details yet. We were told that his Mom found him this morning as she was checking on him since she'd not seen him yet that morning. Her thoughts were that he'd passed sometime during the night.
Obviously we are all in shock and are feeling a terrible loss. When I have details I will pass them to you.
I don't know what else to say. This was the last thing I expected to find in my gmail box this morning.