I am and forever will be grateful that I had the chance to meet such an awesome human being. I can say that I met someone that lived his life to the fullest and didn't let anything slow him down. He was still making jokes, laughing and being all around awesome just a week ago. I'm at a loss for words right now but I will say thank you Mike, for being you. Rest well my friend.
Geez, way to make the rest of feel like jerks. "After I donate my kidney to a friend in need, I'll still make the effort to go Bonnaroo and see all my friends even though I'm not crazy about the lineup this year."
Bonnaroo 11-16 ~ Coachella 15, 17 ~ Newport Folk Festival 14-16 ~ Shaky Knees 14-16 ~ DesertTrip 16 ~ Moogfest/MOEMS 13-14 ~ Music Midtown 12-13 ~ CounterPoint 14 ~
So long Mike...I'll see you at that great Bonnaroo in the sky someday.
I'm fortunate I got to meet and camp with him in his prime last year at 'Roo. He was a vivacious character who showed no signs of cancer cramping his style one bit. I'm so glad Mike and Angie were able to embark on several adventures in the time since then. Mike certainly inspires me to live life to the fullest and savor every moment I'm alive.
I never had the good fortune to meet the man, but in my years here he and LLL have been a fixture, and among the most enjoyable posters in this community. I'm glad he was with those who loved him when he went, and that he knew how loved he was, even by people who only knew him through the internet.
This sucks, but his spirit and his memory will live on as long as Manchester Tennessee exists.
I started perusing some of my favorite Whoreshack posts. It's kind of therapeutic and I'm going to have to make this a regular thing. Mike had a way of busting your balls in the most loving way. Here are a few.
Dave Maynar recalling when he first met Whoreshack and Mike's response.
Post by itrainmonkeys on May 11, 2014 23:28:23 GMT -5
Very sad news indeed. Was hopeful we'd all get a big goodbye on the farm but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Can't believe it's here now....knew it was coming.....but still never prepared. We have lost a good one today. I'll never forget the good times on the farm in Camp Inforoo. Goodbye Mike. You will be missed.
I didn't know Mike. All I know is what I read here over the years. To me it seemed Mike touched a lot of lives and had so many that loved him very much. It looked like he made the world a better place by his actions. And if that's his lasting legacy then I think it's a damn good one. Unfortunately extraordinary people are sometimes taken before their time. I just believe there was goodness needed elsewhere and Mike was called upon to help.