I used to run an open mic at the Pub at the End of the Universe, and the next week Hives Inquiry Squad was on the list. When they got up and performed I was blown away! The lyrical prowess, and passionate "not give a fuck" energy literally pulled me from my seat and onto the dance floor, with maybe 3 other people. I went home that night and put the CD in, and it never came out!! It was sooooo good, that I couldn't believe that this guy lived right across the street from me, and was just as broke. From that point on, Hives had become the perfect yang to the yin that we needed in our family, and played CD release shows for all three of the bands I was in at the time (The Villains, The Bellboys, and Fruition) among many other shows with them.
Gavin showed me that the life I was living was worth struggling over. He confirmed my belief that it was better to do what you love and be broke, than be a rich man with no purpose. He took one of my songs "Misty Night" remixed it, and with the help of his partner Lucas DIx, made it sound better than I ever imagined it could be. He Inspired my song writing as I believe I did his. Amazing that a hip hop man, could influence this singer/folky/rocker/songwriter. The passion and love he had was a gift to anyone who was lucky enough to get it. And I knew that way before I even thought about the possibility of him being gone.
And now, after he has shown his autumn colors, spring time feels more like winter than ever before. I miss him terribly. I would not be the man I am today without Gavin. He was a working class revolutionary, and a prophetic poet. A master composer, and a stand up man. It's an honor and a pleasure to be one of his friends/peers. It's not just the good that die young, sometimes it's the great.
'G Theory always reaching for that sunlight'"
—Jordan Miceli, Quixotic
"I drank your milkshake, kid, I drank your milkshake." - Gavin Theory