Maya Gingery:

Alan loved music. I think it can be lonely to love music the way he did, because who or what could ever replace such a lover? But Alan was one of the best friends you could ever have had, if you were so blessed to have known him as I was. The last time I saw him, he looked up and said my name and there was that familiar sparkle in his eye. Alan loved music and he loved the written word, and you knew it if he made room in his heart for you too.