James was a wonderful friend to me when I was a very screwed up kid. He taught me the wonders of strange horror movies. There were many, many great conversations about movies, music, art. We bonded over Trent Reznor and Tori Amos. (I think we always wanted them to have a love affair together so they could make incredible music…) James could be very funny, and laughed me out of many states of confusion. I will always remember him that way. I know wherever he is, it’s a much more interesting place now with him in it. He was by far the most creative, unique, and brilliant person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is very missed. I wish I had told him how much he influenced me…and how much he helped me.