This is going to be one of those threads that really require everyone's participation. We all know the tragic loss we suffered with the passing of Big John. John and Mandy met here on the boards, fell in love, married and moved to Austin Texas. For John, that wasn't a simple thing. He was from England, but he and Mandy loved each other very much. Once in Austin, they began to slowly work their way into the music scene and in a very short time were top call players in the area. John was an amazing musician and he and Mandy both fit into the Austin music scene like peas and carrots. Mandy is much too modest to make her accomplishments known, but the thing is that Mandy has made quite a name for herself in the town, and has worked with some very big bands. She is a very talented singer and player, and what is more important is a sweetheart and a genuine, kind, fun person. She has a lot of fans in Austin. I am asking everyone, to please, send her some love. If anyone deserves it, it is her. She has been on here almost since the start of the site, and her posts and knowledge betray a deep and strong understanding of music and the telecaster guitar. She plays several instruments, and has an open heart for her fellow musicians and friends. For a while she is going to making some changes in her life, and it would be very nice if we could let her know that she has a lot of friends, fans, and support here at TDPRI. So PLEASE, send her some love, and let her know.