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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 1]

In the last obituary here, regarding Mark Hollis, I invoked Scott Walker just three weeks ago when using him in a comparison of artistic temperament to Hollis. Just last night, around midnight, my friend JT emailed me the news while … Continue reading

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Sara Romweber: 1964-2019

I was all ready to remember a different fallen musician for today’s post, but I just got wind of the loss of Sara Romweber yesterday, and since this was a fresh wound, it’s getting my thoughts today. Like most old-timers, … Continue reading

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Pete Shelley: 1955-2018

Late yesterday afternoon, the junior designer came up to me bearing news that “the singer from The Buzzcocks has died!” Incredulous, I had no idea that Pete was dead, but his relevance to the Punk and Post-Punk worlds was significant. … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 8]

[continued from last post] The last few years of my correspondence with Ron he mentioned his concern for his health. He was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and he was pretty vigilant about following his doctor’s instructions. In later years, he … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 7]

[continued from last post] My final encounter with Ron was in the next year. In the summer of 2015 Ron took a surprise visit to Raleigh, North Carolina. By that time he had been retired from his “straight job” when … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 6]

[continued from previous post] I next saw Ron four years after Ron-Kon, when we were planning a get together for chasinvictoria’s own 50th birthday in 2012. My wife put the call out and Ron and Dorothy made the rare trip … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 5]

Ron had an amazingly w-i-d-e range of musical tastes. Honestly, on a Venn Diagram, our tastes probably looked like this: I might like a much wider range of music now than I did at the age of 16, but Ron’s … Continue reading

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