Adrian was a really key presence in early Babble and the WRC, and he was hugely supportive of my earlier musical endeavours (though he wasn't so impressed with my later stuff to put it mildly!). I owe him a lot for that, particularly when he sent me with the audio of the first time my band appeared on John Peel's show. His enthusiasm for music and this online community and dedication to his writing in those early days was the best side I saw of him. Later unfortunately he got more obsessive about the WRC and his place in it and his postings got more eccentric and extreme. (as Babble itself darkened in tone in it's own parallel way). I never met the guy, and I'm afraid it was easy to tacitly endorse the mocking and inhospitality that such strange behaviour was inevitably going to provoke on here over such unimportant stakes. ####, I have nothing more profound to say, that's about the long and short of how much I interacted with him, but FWIW hearing this makes me sad.