James Gandolfini is dead.

Celebrity deaths happen all the time, but this one was very hard to accept.

Although I only met Jim two or three times, he left a lasting impression on me with both his valuable advice and extremely warm demeanor.  The idea that he’s gone isn’t an easy one to accept, and it’s probably going to take a while to truly sink in.  I suppose I was always hoping I’d get to see him again.

From what I’m hearing, he had that impact on everyone.

Wherever you are, Jim, thanks.  You took time out of your life to give a very uncertain kid a small sliver of certainty.

On other matters, I shot an interview with the infamous Kevin Booth a while ago.  He’s currently promoting his latest film, American Drug War 2.

And that’s about it. Until next time.