The world is less today with the loss of Michael. Having worked with him closely 17 hours a day for over three and a half years, I got to know him well and respected his great talent. There never was a dull moment. Whenever we were in the studio together, we were like kids, always goofing off. I don't know how we got work done but we did. Working with Michael raised my standards of quality for recording music. He was very demanding, always inspiring and always fun! Not only did he change the way I created music, he changed my life. He was my friend and I will miss him greatly. Though he has moved on to do bigger and greater things in this universe, his energy will remain here on earth for all people to feel and experience through his music.