At 1:57 PM -0500 6/6/03, Eric Leonardson wrote: >I didn't know Matthew, but apparently he was a friend of a lot of mine >in the Bay Area, perhaps he was a member of this community, too? Oh my God, this is terrible news. Matthew was a friend of mine, I used to see him in Seattle, and he stayed at my place a few times when he came through on gigs. I remember him making a wonderful quick pasta sauce from whatever he found in our fridge one night after a duo concert with him and John Butcher. I'd gotten out of touch since he moved to the bay area, but had no idea this had happened. He was a wonderful bassist, and he leaves much wonderful music unplayed. I'm in shock. This puts so much into perspective. I've been running around like mad for the last few days, with a CD release party tonight, and no CD's until late yesterday afternoon. This really reminds me how brief and precious and fragile our time on this planet truly is.