Life molds art often. One instance of this was a trip to NYC in March 2011. I went to attend a record release party for Ariel Aparicio. I also went to meet a man (Charlie) in person who would become my best friend. Yes, I’m one of those people who meets strange men and women on the Internet. I’ve met several people I’ve been friends with online – some have panned out to be great friends, others are crazier than batshit.