There's no easy way to say this: I learned (in another forum) that our friend and fellow music-lover, Greg (greginmeffa) passed away several months ago. If you've been a 'regular' here for a while, you knew and immediately recognized Greg's brand of enthusiasm, humor, intensity, and vast knowledge of rock music, and music in general. He was also a man who made it clear that he adored his family, his wife, and how proud he was of his kids. He was a man who did not shy away from declaring his love of God and the role that his Catholic faith played in his life. His stories were so much fun to read, and his tales of meeting and playing with fellow musicians brought him to life; I especially loved the story of his escapades with "Lenny" Bernstein, and I would not be surprised if Leonard Bernstein was one of the first people he asked to see when he entered the gates of heaven; we all know Greg made it up that stairway to heaven.
I am gutted, and I mean that quite sincerely. Too soon, and yet, he got to experience the three loves of his life (family, faith and service) to the fullest. I felt like I knew him; his posts were so personal and were so imbued with his shiny personality.
Greg would no doubt love to see a thread in his honor. Post a few songs in Greg's honor, let's celebrate a life enriched by music.
His love for Pink Floyd was quite evident, so I'll start with an obvious choice for Greg:
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond"
Also, this classic:
"Rhapsody in Blue" -- George Gershwin (one of Greg's favorites)