I haven't spoken much about who inspires me but among those that do Belasco is certainly in the top rung, so when Gene Lightfoot asked me to contribute a piece for his birthday I was more than Happy! I remember when I first saw his work YEARS ago. I scoured the Internet to find as much work of his as possible. I'd go further but this post isn't about me, and of course he needs no introduction so I just wanted to say, thanks and Happy Birthday to one of the best in the biz! Hope you enjoy my tribute to you!