Dan and I were show buddies and went to see many bands.
Dan's job was to make sure I climbed out of my music hidey-hole.
He put me through an intense indie music training and introduced me to the future of music.
Then Dan moved to Los Angeles.
Now he wears suits and talks about politics all day.
Even though Dan is gone, I say a prayer of thanks to him before every Decemberist show.
Thanks, Dan. Thanks again.
Dan's Mandatory Indie Music Listening List: Part One
Aloha: You've Escaped
Iron and Wine: Naked as We Came
Saturday Looks Good to Me: Lift Me Up
The Ponys: Little Friends
Dirty on Purpose: Mind Blindness
Rogue Wave: Every Moment
Wolf Parade: Grounds for Divorce
Fausdots: The Extremists