Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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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

Warren Stevens, character actor who played Doc Ostrow in Forbidden Planet

http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/9036/forbidden-planets-warren-stevens-dies-at-92.html

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 April 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry for your loss, Dr. Morbius.

Singularities Going Steady (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 April 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

according to a FB friend, jamaa fanaka passed away (can't find any obits yet tho) - i missed his films in the LA rebellion screening series that just happened here but 'penitentiary' and 'welcome home, brother charles' are considered blaxploitation classics

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Monday, 2 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP NY Cosmos and Lazio legend Giorgio Chinaglia

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Luke Askew Acording to his wiki, he passed on March 30th.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Marshall, guy who developed those stacked amplifiers

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. But the former WFMU dj of the same name seems to still be going strong

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thomas Kinkade painter of shite light.

Madchen, Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Placerville fellow, just up the hill from Sacramento. Heaven will be full of little candles and Christmas scenes.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mothers and grandmothers everywhere will mourn.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jigsaw puzzles at half-mast

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

end of an era

Chris S, Saturday, 7 April 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mike Wallace!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 April 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 April 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad we now recognize bullshit movies as the highest posthumous truth

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer of the Porsche 911

― Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:02 PM (3 days ago)

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 9 April 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 9 April 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Wait, I thought you never saw "The Insider," you doofus.

Anyway, I always wondered what Mike Wallace thought of a characterization that simultaneously lionized him as a journalistic badass and a cynical, self-interested sell-out.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 April 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno where u got that idea; I saw the bipartite Mann hunks-in-gray-hair crapfests

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore computers and Auschwitz survivor
http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/04/09/computer-legend-and-gaming-pioneer-jack-tramiel-dies-at-age-83/

zappi, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was pals with Hô Chi Minh and was an official interlocutor between him and Kissinger.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Effing heck, even Le Fig wants me to download a sodding app these days

Madchen, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


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