I wish to thank the many friends and colleagues who strong-armed me into entering the new millennium and setting up this website, years after many composers and other artists had done so. In particular Mike McDowell (better known as the science-fiction novelist Michael P. Kube-McDowell), old friend and college roommate, insisted that we register the domain one evening while we were sitting around his living room. He also did the preliminary work in getting the site up and running. Ron Grames, a close friend for over 40 years now, upgraded the site and maintains it, somehow squeezing in the time while working a demanding job, maintaining a couple of other websites out of the goodness of his heart, and keeping up with family obligations. Good friends are hard to come by, and these guys are the best.