He is! And I will tell you why! Read this— the beginning of an email he titled 7 Short Notes on Sandy Denny. Wait! I shouldn’t. You see, Brian is a good friend and lets me in on creative works long before they are ready for public consumption. Some works. Sure, some are just one-liners, but always one-liners of consequence. Others are long and involved thoughts squeezed through fingers or thumbs (unlike myself, he has mastered the craft of the smartphone), dancing around topics but never reaching the core, leaving that task to others.