RIP those who died in 2017

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  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited September 2017
    @Travis you honor him by bringing him new fans even after his departure.  I'm not familiar with him by name, but I do know and like Beachwood Sparks.  I was almost about to say I got to see them but that was Summer Hymns when they opened for Elf Power in '05.  But at that time I was getting into Beachwood Sparks and lots of other psychedelic folk-country-rock.  Jammed Sweet Julie Ann many times.  It's sobering to realize how mortal and fragile we are.  People not much older than me, my age and younger dying that I know or admire...either by disease, accident or some other tragedy.  Cherish the time you're here.  Makes me want to focus on my health more.  Thanks for sharing cause I never heard of his other band Painted Hills.  I actually dig it a little more than Beachwood Sparks.  Beachwood Sparks can sometimes dwell a little too long when staring down the kaleidoscope.  This tune hits a lot of the right notes with me....guitar work, guitar tone, ethereal-ness, Meat Puppets-esque vocal harmonies, americana alt country kinda rock.  Also, wouldn't have rounded back to Beachwood Sparks.  I didn't realize they put out an album in 2012.  Holy crap The Tarnished Gold is so good.  It might be my favorite album now. It's like they dusted off a treasure trove of old demo tapes and finished them up.  
    TravisMurderbear
  • cdrive said:

    @Travis you honor him by bringing him new fans even after his departure.  I'm not familiar with him by name, but I do know and like Beachwood Sparks.  I was almost about to say I got to see them but that was Summer Hymns when they opened for Elf Power in '05.  But at that time I was getting into Beachwood Sparks and lots of other psychedelic folk-country-rock.  Jammed Sweet Julie Ann many times.  It's sobering to realize how mortal and fragile we are.  People not much older than me, my age and younger dying that I know or admire...either by disease, accident or some other tragedy.  Cherish the time you're here.  Makes me want to focus on my health more.  Thanks for sharing cause I never heard of his other band Painted Hills.  I actually dig it a little more than Beachwood Sparks.  Beachwood Sparks can sometimes dwell a little too long when staring down the kaleidoscope.  This tune hits a lot of the right notes with me....guitar work, guitar tone, ethereal-ness, Meat Puppets-esque vocal harmonies, americana alt country kinda rock.  Also, wouldn't have rounded back to Beachwood Sparks.  I didn't realize they put out an album in 2012.  Holy crap The Tarnished Gold is so good.  It might be my favorite album now. It's like they dusted off a treasure trove of old demo tapes and finished them up.  

    Man, thanks @cdrive. That was really well spoken, man. I actually gave Painted Hills a shot for the first time yesterday and I was quite taken by it too. You're right, he just fuses all of those components so nicely. I look forward to diving even deeper into it. I was very impressed.
    I really agree with the way you contrast him with Beachwood Sparks and it's pretty on the money. I like the self titled quite a bit (pretty much wore it down to the treads back when it came out), but I always had this lingering problem with Once We Were Trees and "a little too long staring down the kaleidoscope" is a great way to put it. (I listened to Tarnished Gold when it came out, and I liked it but never really bonded with it. I'll make another pass at it today). Anyhoo, I really dig his style. I'm really glad you liked the tune, and I'm glad to be able to spread the love (and to find out more about him myself).
    cdrive
  • Frank Vincent has died. He was in Raging Bull, Goodfellas (he played the guy Joe Pesci killed for telling him to get his shinebox) and the Sopranos.
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  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    sean.ray said:

    Frank Vincent has died. He was in Raging Bull, Goodfellas (he played the guy Joe Pesci killed for telling him to get his shinebox) and the Sopranos.

    This is so weird. My dad and I just were talking about Dennis Farina. My dad always thought he and Frank Vincent were the same guy. Farina died a few years back, and I had to reassure him that Vincent was still around and kicking. 
  • This one hurts..Grant Hart, drummer from Husker Du passed away early this morning.

    From Bob Mould:

    It was the Fall of 1978. I was attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. One block from my dormitory was a tiny store called Cheapo Records. There was a PA system set up near the front door blaring punk rock. I went inside and ended up hanging out with the only person in the shop. His name was Grant Hart.

    The next nine years of my life was spent side-by-side with Grant. We made amazing music together. We (almost) always agreed on how to present our collective work ...to the world. When we fought about the details, it was because we both cared. The band was our life. It was an amazing decade.

    We stopped working together in January 1988. We went on to solo careers, fronting our own bands, finding different ways to tell our individual stories. We stayed in contact over the next 29 years — sometimes peaceful, sometimes difficult, sometimes through go-betweens. For better or worse, that’s how it was, and occasionally that’s what it is when two people care deeply about everything they built together.

    The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world.

    Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.

    Godspeed, Grant. I miss you. Be with the angels.

    Traviscdrive
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited September 2017
    I was a big Husker Du guy. Them and the Minutemen were on many of my mix tapes. My most epic 60 mile bike ride into and through L.A. was to a soundtrack of there music. Celebrated Summer is a song that says so much to me. I really don't know anything about Hart but that band once meant everything.

    TravisCretanBull
  • RIP to Harry Dean Stanton.  I'm glad he got to finish out Twin Peaks.  That guy was always awesome.  Don't even get me started on Paris, Texas.
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  • GredalBee said:

    RIP to Harry Dean Stanton.  I'm glad he got to finish out Twin Peaks.  That guy was always awesome.  Don't even get me started on Paris, Texas.

    That scene of him comforting the grieving mother was so poignant, even more so now.
    MurderbearDaveyMac
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    GredalBee said:

    RIP to Harry Dean Stanton.  I'm glad he got to finish out Twin Peaks.  That guy was always awesome.  Don't even get me started on Paris, Texas.

    great man and will be missed. was tight with Bukowski and HS Thompson which is quite the circle of friends. and there would be no Pink in the Pretty if Jack didn't buy Andie that pink dress.
    MichelleTravis
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    RIP Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan. as an 80's wrestling kid he frustrated the crap outta me and made me crack up. the quintessential wrestling manager.
    Travis
  • AussieGregAussieGreg Canberra, Australia
    Chinaski said:

    RIP Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan. as an 80's wrestling kid he frustrated the crap outta me and made me crack up. the quintessential wrestling manager.

    Greatest manager and colour commentator ever. What a loss.
    Travis
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited September 2017
    Chinaski said:

    GredalBee said:

    RIP to Harry Dean Stanton.  I'm glad he got to finish out Twin Peaks.  That guy was always awesome.  Don't even get me started on Paris, Texas.

    and there would be no Pink in the Pretty if Jack didn't buy Andie that pink dress.
    Oh, so much yes to this. <3
    Travis
  • Chinaski said:

    RIP Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan. as an 80's wrestling kid he frustrated the crap outta me and made me crack up. the quintessential wrestling manager.

    Greatest manager and colour commentator ever. What a loss.
    RIP to The Weasel.  Certainly, one of the best managers and commentators in my lifetime.  I almost think on his tombstone it should be engraved that he was right about Hulk Hogan all along.
    MurderbearTravis
  • Stanislav Petrov died earlier this year, but it was only reported today. Petrov is the man who probably saved your life (and mine) in 1983.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/soviet-officer-who-averted-cold-war-nuclear-disaster-dies-aged-77
    Alkaid13
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    edited September 2017
    It's crazy to think how just one out of many small things could have changed in the early days of nuclear weapons and everything would be different. Like one mistaken call and boom nuclear apocalypse.
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  • He was still alive til now?
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  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    I saw Hef at the Playboy Jazz Festival. He was toting three playboy bunnies. He was in his eighties at the time. I guess living excessively pays he was in his nineties.
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  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    I don't know enough about the man to have a strong opinion either way, but I do think it's kind of creepy that he's being buried next to Marilyn Monroe. Her naked pics were the first early success of Playboy, but they were published against her wishes as far as I'm aware. Kind of feels like he's taking advantage of the poor woman even in death!


    Murderbear
  • Yeah, Hugh vexes me.

    On one hand, he was a positive, progressive force in the realm of LGBT+ rights as well as the normalization of sexuality in the US.

    On the other hand, we can't forget that Playboy (and most of the U.S. porn industry) feeds into patriarchal systems. It also objectifies and takes advantage of young, naive women.
    Michelle
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    amyja89 said:

    I don't know enough about the man to have a strong opinion either way, but I do think it's kind of creepy that he's being buried next to Marilyn Monroe. Her naked pics were the first early success of Playboy, but they were published against her wishes as far as I'm aware. Kind of feels like he's taking advantage of the poor woman even in death!



    Ugh, right? Personally, I have always found him to be a gross creep.
    MurderbearMichelle
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  • emnofseattleemnofseattle Mason County, Washington USA
    I missed this story from two weeks ago, country music legend Don Williams "The Gentle Giant" passed away.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/country/7864982/don-williams-dead
    Michelle
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Noooooo! Not Tom Petty! Don't do me like that! Too young. That's a big one for me. He is a songwriting legend. Could make 100 unique hit songs with just G C D A E.
    TravisMurderbear
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited October 2017
    Damn... rest peacefully, Tom Petty.

    Also, prayers for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.  So unconscionable and so much unthinkable grief.  Our hearts are heavy today.
    TravisMurderbear
  • emnofseattleemnofseattle Mason County, Washington USA
    Tom Petty was one of the greats, a man who's music was admired across generations and social circles.
    Travis
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    I know it feels stupid to be mourning a celebrity on such a tragic day like today, but damn, a love of Tom Petty was one of the pillars of the relationship that me and my mum share. So thankful that we got to see him perform this year in London, with Stevie Nicks no less. One of the best nights of my life.
    MurderbearDaveyMac
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