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Best Man – Charles Gallant

Whether you know him by Chester, Charlie, Chuck, or Chazb0t, it’s indisputable that Charles is a brilliant artist, a shrewd intellectual, and a great guy. It’s an honor to call him my best friend, and even more so, my best man.  We met in middle school and, while preoccupied with music, robot drawings, frisbees, mishaps, and adventures, effortlessly grew into lifelong friends.

Today, Charles lives in Brooklyn and works as a Freelance Web Strategist for some of the most creative and prestigious ad shops in New York.  His free time is spent finishing his guitar animation art project, considering the universe, and being totally awesome, as evidenced by the photo montage below:

Thanks, Chester, for always being a trustworthy and reliable friend.  In spite of our respective quirks–or maybe because of them–we’ve always had an easy time of understanding each other.  For that reason I’m grateful that you’re playing such an important role in the big day.  In the meantime, keep being totally awesome.


A few months ago Amanda and I finally got to see one of our all time favorite musicians, Richie Kotzen .   The performance was easily one of the best either of had been a part of: intimate, soulful, powerful, and jaw-dropping.  10 out of 10.

Anyway, during the chorus of Amanda’s favorite song, Richie pointed at her and smiled (probably because she was singing at the top of her lungs and flipping out). It was a cool moment which, thanks to the magic of Inter-Nets, has been immortalized forever.

Check it out at 1:21…

It goes without saying that we’ll play some Kotzen at the wedding.  We’d probably play a lot more if most of his songs weren’t about less-than-successful relationships.  After all, it is the blues.