Rod was a good friend of mine and was am inspiration to me. As children, we would go the library to choose a short play we could stage in the basement of his parents' house. Later on, we would listen to Helen Highwater's radio show on Sunday nights and learn of new music groups outside the mainstream. He was my first guide to music and art and was always looking for artists ahead of their time. As a man, he was always kind and giving, and was a pure heart. I am glad I was able to know Rod and to be his friend. I miss you, Rod, and you are still here in my heart. Thanks for all you gave to me.