You go to a lot of shows, you start to meet a lot of people. Jeremy was definitely a character. I only hung out with him maybe a dozen times, and we were never good friends or anything, but he always stuck out in my mind as a energetic guy who always was psyched about something or had something he wanted to talk about.
The last few times we talked we had just started to connect, mainly about some things we had been going through, the shock and surprise of parenthood and the joys he was just starting to experience as a father. There's a bunch of people here who are mainly going to remember him as a fun guy at shows, someone to party with, and he certainly was that. But although Jeremy and I never got close, I'll remember him as a guy who was committed to turning himself into the best father he could, and to work on creating a bright future for his daughter...
So I'll mourn the loss of the bright future that was certainly ahead for Jeremy, but I'll be glad for the young daughter who will carry that future forward.
Rest in Peace JeremyKira Pladl
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