This world has lost a terrific human being. Daniel Diedrich was a musician, an artist, a free thinker, and one of the most unique people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He had a different way of looking at the world, and he inspired me in more ways he probably could ever have imagined. For those of you who didn't know, we collaborated on many music projects, and he even joined my band, Electric Needle Room, for awhile. I met him on Myspace, of all places, and he ended up becoming my closest friend for awhile when we lived in Omaha. For those of you who knew him, you probably knew he had demons he had to deal with on a daily basis. I don't know if he ever realized how much he meant to so many people, and I feel horrible for not writing this when he was alive to see it. Daniel was an amazing person in every way. After I found out last night, I had a hard time processing it. I have never lost anyone in this way before. All I can think of is that I wish I would have known more about what he was actually going through. His music gives us a hint, but I don't think we will ever know. I am probably taking this better than I would have six years ago, when we were much closer. I want you to know that I am planning a tribute to him and his legacy. The world deserves to know how great of man he was.