I haven't been here in like 10 years???
Figures... this is what draws me back.... just thought I'd randomly check... and tadaa!
Jake was at my house last weekend..
There was a small Jam on the beach with Mat Lunnen, Gleeson, Rich Hope, Sage, ect.. and a few others I was playing at. I was busting Jake's balls for days to join.. as were others.. he surprised us all by showing up. He was welcomed with a lot of smiling and hugging!
After the event he and a bunch of people came back to my place... In the group we walked off the island with there were 6 of us total... realizing we would need 2 ubers Jake "pulled a Jake" and said "fuck that". and he ordered Uber Black... got a huge 3-row SUV to take us all back to my place were we continued the party until way beyond "bed time"... Upon arrival at my house he ordered WAY too much Popeyes chicken, of which I was still eating it at 330 am.
He ghosted us that night (again, he pulled a Jake) around 1:30.. messaged some of us saying he walked Amy (Spacebabe) home.. then just kept walking...
He was still messaging and shooting the shit with me up until Weds of last week.
On Sat night I went to London for a gig with Mat Lunnen... crashed hard at Mat's that night... Woke up to my phone blowing up... Shawn (kyfe) on Whatsapp, friends on facebook messenger, my wife Pia (Lilmissunshine) calling me in tears... felt like a fucking nightmare.. still does.... didn't make sense... still doesn't... Hopped in my car and drove for 2 hours, straight to Amy's .......... and just absolutely unloaded.
While I'm VERY thankful to have had the chance to laugh with him one last time... It fucking hurts.. a lot
Jake was very special to a lot of us.... He welcomed everyone and anyone in to his home.... He was always so generous... I'm proud to say he married my wife and I by presiding over the ceremony.. He always looked after his friends and had a fucking huge heart... Words can't describe the pain. Sending all the love in the world to his lovely wife and son...
He'll be missed by all of us dearly.