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  • I was curious about how things were at work lately, but I forgot to ask
    I was thinking about you and your two boys, hoping everything was alright, but I forgot to ask
    We wanted to spend more time together, but we never did
    We made plans to play music together more often, but we never did
    In my mind it is absolutely impossible that you are gone, but you are

    Today, it all started with bright and sunny. But the day turned very dark as I got the news my good friend and former colleague passed away last Saturday. He was my age, had two young kids, he was happy, warm, funny and friendly. He was a very talented guitar player and a linguistic genius. We had tons of fun and shared so many moments of mutual craziness. It's unbelievable sad, but a strong man can still die from pneumonia today, even within the walls of a hospital.

    Gijs and I shared the same passion: music. The song you hear is Time Ahead by Chey Veck, my band. Pepijn Vissers on vocals and me behind the piano. Just to remember the one night Gijs played along with us and blew us all away with his amazing style and sound.

    Thank you my dear friend.
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