Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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Ravi—http://ibnlive.in.com/news/noted-musician-ravi-dies-at-85/237097-8.html

New Delhi: Noted musician Ravi Shankar Sharma, popularly known as Ravi, died today at the age of 85 after prolonged illness. The musician was born in Delhi on March 3, 1926.

One of the gifted musicians of the Hindi film industry, Ravi never had any formal training in music. He shifted to Mumbai in 1950 and got his first break in 1952 film 'Anand Math'. Soon his name started to feature among respected musicians. Films such as 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' (1960), 'Do Badan' (1966), 'Humraaz' (1967), 'Ankhen' (1968), and 'Nikaah' (1982) won his critical as well as commercial success.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

note: this isn't Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar. This is the other Ravi Shankar, aka Ravi.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

My prayers are with the other Norah Jones.

(Sorry.)

The Unbearable Lightness Of Peeing (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn, that guy was all over South Congress Ave when I was there 3 years ago.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 March 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Ellis of the Trammps

the acquisition and practice of music is unfavourable to the health of (abanana), Friday, 9 March 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just read that Peter Bergman of the Firesign Theater has died (leukemia).

nickn, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no!

RIP, Mr. Bergman.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm hearing about this as well.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck fuck fuck

RIP

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Friday, 9 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Confirmed:

https://www.facebook.com/philip.proctor2/posts/10150620086438752

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw, no. :(

Mayan Calendar Deren (doo dah), Friday, 9 March 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leonardo Cimino, Obie-winning actor whose films included Moonstruck, Dune, Stardust Memories:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/arts/leonardo-cimino-a-distinctive-actor-dies-at-94.html

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 March 2012 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh bummer. Remember him from V and Moonstruck :(

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, always good to see him pop up in something. That's one long life lived!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

And a Normandy landing to boot. That's quite an innings.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Geez, two of the great sci-fi illustrators of all time in two weeks. ;_;

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Sunday, 11 March 2012 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/03/david-doernberg-1967-2012/

Production designer David Doernberg, who brought a sensitive, finely crafted and observant touch to many excellent independent films, died in New York on Friday after a battle with cancer.

Doernberg began his career in the late ’80s/early ’90s working on music videos for bands like Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and Superchunk. He quickly moved into independent features as a propmaster for films by Hal Hartley (Amateur), Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Party Girl) and Eric Schaeffer (If Lucy Fell). Soon after he became a production designer, bookending his career with films by Kelly Reichardt. He designed her 1994 debut film, River of Grass as well as her 2010 period tale of frontier life on the Oregon Trail, Meek’s Cutoff. Other notable credits include Phil Morrison’s Junebug, Alison Maclean’s Jesus’s Son, Morgan J. Freeman’s Desert Blue, Todd Solondz’s Palindromes and Pete Sollett’s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was just looking at Leonard Cimino's imdb entry Friday because he was on a Law and Order rerun.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bugs Henderson of Mouse & the Traps:

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/10/3800606/bugs-henderson-local-blues-guitar.html

For me, the funniest garage record ever:

clemenza, Friday, 16 March 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, RIP. Didn't know he was sick.

The story behind "A Public Execution" is pretty funny, and rather Texan. Ronnie "Mouse" Weiss was engaged to this girl who'd moved from Tyler down to Houston. One weekend Weiss' had some cousins from West Texas come in for a visit. One of the cousins was a pretty teenage girl who was seen (near a Dairy Queen or something) riding around with Mouse on his motorcycle (or "two-wheeled pony") by a friend of the fiance. The friend called her up and she wrote Mouse an angry letter ending their relationship.

He wrote the song as a response to the letter, intending to just record it and send her the tape. His producer, Robin Hood Brians, talked him into working it up into the garage standard (and charter Nuggets inclusion) we all know and love today.

Mouse and The Traps actually had a pretty solid and stylistically varied body of work. Big Beat did a real nice comp, The Fraternity Years, back in the 90s.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 16 March 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP, Mouse & the Traps guy

Everything You POLL Is RONG (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 March 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The friend called her up and she wrote Mouse an angry letter ending their relationship. He wrote the song as a response to the letter, intending to just record it and send her the tape.

I feel like "Mouse retreated to his room, dropped acid, and listened to nothing but 'Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?' for two whole weeks" ought to be inserted between those two sentences.

clemenza, Friday, 16 March 2012 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was-he-or-wasn't-he convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk. His case caused no end of grief among Cleveland's German, Polish, Slovak and Jewish communities.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

OMG no way, he's finally dead?!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 March 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

do not RIP if you are Ivan the Terrible; RIP if this has all been a huge mistake

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 March 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i mean HUGE

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 March 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, his trials have dominated Cleveland news...my whole life?

kate78, Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ulu Grosbard, director of theatre (American Buffalo) and film (Straight Time, True Confessions)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/arts/music/ulu-grosbard-broadway-and-film-director-dies-at-83.html

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tonino Guerra, screenwriter for Antonioni, Fellini, Angelopoulos, Tarkovsky, Rosi

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/tonino-guerra-1920-2012

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 March 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

as mentioned by aero elsewhere, boxing writer Bert Sugar -- would not have guessed he was 'only' 75:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/story/_/id/7736006/acclaimed-boxing-writer-bert-sugar-dies-cardiac-arrest-75

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 March 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just saw that Ulu Grossbard RIP now. Ah well, RIP.

Hilton Kramer:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/arts/design/hilton-kramer-critic-who-championed-modernism-dies-at-84.html?_r=1&ref=arts

(Dre) vs. (Eazy), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

adrienne rich, 82

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/03/adrienne-rich.html

really enjoyed the handful of poems of hers i've read, have always meant to investigate her further

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh college lit classes, sigh I loved her for a shining period in my life

v sad

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.terry.uga.edu/~dawndba/4500compulsoryhet.htm

1staethyr, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh fuck earl scruggs was a titan. rest easy world-changingly great picker.

tempestuous alaskan nites! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no

I saw him at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass a few years back, he was wonderful

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rich's gazahls are great.

(Dre) vs. (Eazy), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scruggs and Rich, jammin' in Heaven, I hope.

(Dre) vs. (Eazy), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was suprised by Adrienne Rich, didnt know she was still with us!

zooey bechamel (Trayce), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Southern novelist Harry Crews.

)Dre( vs. (Eazy), Friday, 30 March 2012 05:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh booooo that sucks!

torture prom (jjjusten), Friday, 30 March 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink


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