Friend and musical collaborator Renestair EJ sadly passed away recently. Ren and I played together in the Adelaide version of Bloodloss (late 80's - early 90's) for several years, and we spent a lot of time together at practices, gigs, studios and just generally hanging out, and we even shared a house together at one stage. There was never a nicer guy to hang out with, or a more inspiring musician to play with. Michael also knew Ren well and they did some lounge room recordings together.In recent years we have been in different parts of the world, but I am glad that not too long ago I went and saw his band Viva Las Deferens play, and we spent a fair while sitting in the beer garden catching up and having a drink or two. To remember Ren, I have found a not-too-bad recording of Bloodloss playing the Butthole Surfers classic Mexican Caravan. Ren on guitar.