In my early 20s I visited Sydney and turned up at the 2JJ studio up William street, I didn't meet Chris then but other staff welcomed me and showed me around.
Much later I was working in ABC training and he attended a course on mainframe word-processing on Dec Vax computers. He said he thought I'd be good on radio and invited me to the studio. From there I was a regular guest for a while on Triple J with Stuart Matchett. We remained friends and he was always right up to date with technology and the issues it triggers in society.
The photo above was taken when Rob Garnsey and I visited his home in Bronte in 2016. I saw from some social media posts that he'd been unwell but it's a shock that we lost him.
The last instagram post is from Winter Feast at Dark Mofo in June.
Old days: that hair!
Looks like his Twitter account has stopped. He tweeted a selfie in hospital recently and I asked if he was ok.
There was a very well attended celebration of Chris. He was a positive influence on many people.