I never met Michael, but was saddened when I learned of his death via an Internet search. I was looking for another old friend, Buford Moore, who built and operated The Walrus, a music venue in Seattle. Michael mentioned him in his intro to one of the fine videos he posted to YouTube, and Google coughed it up. So, I went looking for Michael to see if I could contact him to ask about Buford, and/or his brother, Rocky. At the time we were acquainted, they lived near my address on Madrona Dr. in Seattle. I would be greatful if any family member of Michael's would contact me. I feel like his love of the music, and his work helping substance abuse victivms. My email address is jdlarge at gmail.com. You can check me out at http://cdm16118.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16118coll18.
Please forgive me if I have offended anyone in Michael's family with my late and unrelated post. Even so, I offer sincere condolences.