Jim was a great guy. My abiding memories of him will be his unfailingly good nature and his passion for the music. As an argumentative young man, I had one or two minor disagreements with Jim. In spite of my impassioned (some would say aggressive) advocacy, he never lost his cool, and has always been friendly and positive towards me. There will be a gap at the edge of the circle at Masterton where Jim & his microphone should be!