Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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Aw, no. :(

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

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

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

Oh bummer. Remember him from V and Moonstruck :(

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

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

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

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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

Bugs Henderson of Mouse & the Traps:

For me, the funniest garage record ever:

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

Tom Murrin, The Alien Comic

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 03:23 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP, Mouse & the Traps guy

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

OMG no way, he's finally dead?!

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

and i mean HUGE

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

yeah, his trials have dominated Cleveland whole life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hilton Kramer:

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

adrienne rich, 82

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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Rich's gazahls are great.

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

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

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

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

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

Southern novelist Harry Crews.

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

Oh booooo that sucks!

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

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

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

Sorry for your loss, Dr. Morbius.

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

James Marshall, guy who developed those stacked amplifiers

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

Thomas Kinkade painter of shite light.

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

Mothers and grandmothers everywhere will mourn.

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

Jigsaw puzzles at half-mast

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

end of an era

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

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