As I read through these submissions and on the disco biscuit website, I realize most of you do not know me. Jeremy kind of had 2 lives that never intertwined until now. My name is David Serle and I have known Jeremy for 17 years. I grew up with him and we are and always will be best friends.
Jeremy always spoke very highly about the close relationships he had while going on tour. He valued all friendships and all those people we never met. He met everyone. He was the type of person that if there was 10,000 people in the room, before you got to the water cooler you would know who Jeremy Wainland was. He always stood out. That was Jeremy. I lived with him for 3 very long years. If you haven't lived with him than you might not appreciate how messy he was. I really thought I was the messiest person alive, and I was wrong, really wrong.
Unfortunately, something like this has to happen in order to really and truly know how much Jeremy met to us, and it plain sucks. Jeremy taught me a lot about life and how to live it. He was instrumental in I meeting my wife and in just about everything important to me. Jeremy was my mentor, my best friend, and a person who I miss very much.
I am not a person who really cares for music. However, Jeremy got me to go to the Phish concert in Florida for the Millenium. I had the best time. Any time I hung out with Jeremy I had a great time. Jeremy was just full of life, always energetic, and sure liked to talk a lot.
When I attended his funeral, it hit me like a brick. I did not know what I was going to do. I knew I had to be strong for his family who were like my 2nd parents. So when I was asked by his family to speak at his funeral I said of course I would. For those of you who do not know me, I do not like to speak in public places. So I decided I was going to do what Jeremy would of done and just say what I felt in an impromptu speach, and I know Jeremy was there to help me. Jeremy and Kira were planning this wedding and I was supposed to be his best man and prepare a best man speech and not a eulogy speech. I am going to miss you Jer. I will try to write a couple funny stories I have of Jeremy in the future. I just wanted to introduce myself and if any of you just want to talk email me at Davidserle@aol.com.
Jamie and David Wainland