From a classified "For Sale" Ad in the Press-Citizen. I got a good deal on a analog 4-track from Andy back in the mid-90's. I purchased an 8-second second digital sampler after that. "Tack-Fu Hip-Hop Producer" was born. We were pals from that day forward. Two dudes in the Audio/Visual field who bonded immediately.
We'll make that music video together up in heaven Andy. I will expect the "friends" rate for the video footage. I'll take care of post. Because if I don't look good? You don't look good. Peace my man.
Proud to call Andy a friend. We burned our share of midnight oil. He hosted a legendary rock show in his living room. Autodramatics. Los Mauraders. His Halloween parties were the best. Andy knew how to have a good time. So much good time it'd leave your head spinning. Had a damn fine AFX racecar set, too. Carry on, dear brother.
Andy was such a massive presence that the idea of him no longer being with us seems a shocking impossibility to me. He was so unique and so on fire. I met Andy in the early 90s and continued to hang out with him several times a year since. Each time, we connected immediately and talked for hours in animated ways about life and our crazy experiences. As I have gotten older, I have come to believe that the purpose of life is simply to experience. If this is true, Andy had one of the most valuable and thrilling lives of anyone I have known.
Eve, I understand firsthand this kind of devastating loss, and my heart hurts for you. I know you know this, but I will state it anyway - Rarely in life does someone like your dad come around, but when they do, the world shakes, and lives are changed.
There is no doubt that my life was changed by knowing Andy. I am so glad to have met him and so very, very sad that he is gone.
Andy created a lot of video projects for me, going back many years. He was a great guy--very talented and very funny.
He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
My condolences to Andy's family and friends. Andy did video work for an organization that I worked at. His attention to detail and quality never waned. He did several personal projects for me. I think a few might still be in the studio. It was always fun to chat with him about life, his projects and Iowa City happenings.
Words cannot capture the uniqueness of Andy. I'm forever grateful to have met him when first creating a video collage of family photos. Many projects followed over the decades. We shared laughter and he often offered to provide pizza. I'm sorry for his health interuptions, but in true Andy style, always remained determined to satisfy his customers and friends. Always generous and funny. Be at peace dear friend.
Sending thoughts, prayers, and hugs to you, Eve. So sorry for your loss.
Tom and Stephanie Kuennen