Thursday, April 05, 2007

Another Great Man Gone....James Trescott Gillie!

When BluePower first went on the air in 1995, nearly everyone laughed and said we would never survive.

However; there was one man who didn't laugh. As a matter of fact, this man dove in with both hands and heart to help BluePower stay alive. That man was Jim Gillie.

Our families first met in 1986 when our daughters attended The Country School in North Hollywood together. Charlotte Gillie and Robin, our daughter, became lifelong friends through thick and thin. Their relationship continues today.

During all the years which we have been friends with the Gillie's, never did Jim speak of the phenomenal successes he had managed via film and the commercial advertising industry. I knew he was involved with film and that he was away from home many times but did not realize the magnitude of his scope. I did not know any of these amazing facts until the day of his memorial. Humility was Jim's great virtue.

So many people in Hollywood speak only in the first person. I never heard Jim mention the facts of his livelihood. To me, Jim was mainly into computers and always ready to lend a helping hand, which he did so often in the beginnings of BluePower. Were it not for Jim Gilley, BluePower would not be in the position it is today. A web presence second to none in the Blues and Rhythm and Blues field.

With that said....All of us who knew Jim feel a large hole in the space he occupied in our hearts. He will never be replaced.

Our most sincere condolences to Jamie, Clark and Charlotte Gillie. We love you.

James Trescott Gillie was truly....one of a kind. Godspeed Jim.

John Rhys-Eddins/BluePower.com