R.I.P. THREAD

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2461  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 10, 2020 10:30 pm

Oh shit! I'm amazed I didn't hear about Neil, I know so many people who are huge Rush fans :(

edit: Brain cancer.
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#2462  Postby hackenslash » Jan 10, 2020 11:05 pm

Noooooooo!!!!

Neil was among the most important influences in my life as a musician. Bowie cut deep, but Neil cuts closer to the heart.

Utterly fucking devastated.
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#2463  Postby BlackBart » Jan 10, 2020 11:37 pm

2112 was one of the first albums I ever bought. I still remember reverently removing the cellophane wrapper.
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#2464  Postby felltoearth » Jan 10, 2020 11:56 pm

That shocked me. Wasn’t expecting that.

Hack, did you read his autobiography he put out a few years ago?
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#2465  Postby hackenslash » Jan 11, 2020 12:33 am

I did. Saw them many times over the years too. Thought it was all over when his wife and dsughter died in quick succession, but still managed to see them twice after reformation.

He was a genius. One of the great lyricists of our time, and among the greatest drummers of any time.

Running a Rush playlist on Spotify as we speak.

Got to have this. Saw them on this tour at the ManchesterArena:

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#2466  Postby jamest » Jan 11, 2020 1:55 am

it might surprise a few of you to know that Rush were the first band I ever saw play live in my mid-teens, so NP's death is certainly noteworthy and sad for me.
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#2467  Postby Animavore » Jan 11, 2020 6:15 am

For some reason I've never listened to Rush despite hearing about them years ago. I'm listening to a playlist on Spotify on the bus into work and wondering why not. They sound like the precursors to loads of the prog stuff I listen to these days.
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#2468  Postby Animavore » Jan 11, 2020 12:34 pm

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#2469  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jan 12, 2020 5:12 pm

Aart Staartjes 81 (1 March 1938 - 12 January 2020)

Passed away due to injuries he received in a car crash last friday in my city, Leeuwarden.
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#2470  Postby DaveD » Jan 17, 2020 5:36 pm

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#2471  Postby Ironclad » Jan 17, 2020 6:02 pm

Basil Brush has a Twitter account! Ok
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#2472  Postby Hermit » Jan 18, 2020 10:50 am

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#2474  Postby Animavore » Jan 20, 2020 7:54 am

Singer-songwriter David Olney has died at age 71, after falling silent and dropping his head in the midst of a performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Saturday night.

Some news reports said he "collapsed" on stage, but that isn't quite true: Olney simply became still on his stool, leading some audience members and even the musicians beside him to think he was simply taking a pause, before they realized what had happened and lowered him to the stage.

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#2475  Postby Cito di Pense » Jan 20, 2020 10:32 am

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#2476  Postby Macdoc » Jan 21, 2020 3:21 am

I don't know the artist but seems to me it's the way to go ....doing what he loved in front of an audience. :thumbup:

Singer-songwriter David Olney dies on stage at age 71
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(CNN)Americana singer and songwriter David Olney, whose music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Emmylou Harris and others, died of an apparent heart attack while performing on stage in Florida Saturday, according to a statement on his website. He was 71.

Olney stopped in the middle of a song and paused, said "I'm sorry," and "put his chin to his chest," said fellow singer-songwriter Scott Miller, who was performing with Olney at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach.
"He never dropped his guitar or fell (off) his stool," Miller wrote on Facebook. "It was as easy and gentle as he was."

Updated 1422 GMT (2222 HKT) January 20, 2020

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#2477  Postby DaveD » Jan 22, 2020 1:04 pm

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#2478  Postby Fallible » Jan 22, 2020 4:23 pm

:waah:
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2479  Postby BlackBart » Jan 22, 2020 4:36 pm



:( :( Back in August Mrs B and I were sat at a picnic table during the Lambeth Country Show when a lady and her daughter asked if they could share the table. We said of course and they brought a gentleman in a wheelchair to the table. He was very old looking and stared vacantly whilst they gave him a lunch of soft food which he half-heartedly pecked at.
He looked familiar and it suddenly dawned on me that it was Terry Jones. It was heartbreaking. His wife and daughter were busy making sure he was comfy and shaded from the sun, but he, Terry Jones, was gone and just a vacant shell was left. Tragic. Dementia is a cruel disease. :nono:
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#2480  Postby Macdoc » Jan 22, 2020 4:59 pm

Cruel to the family and friends...maybe not to the person with it. My mum was a happy and healthy vegetable for years. Participated in sing alongs, made new friends....had no past.
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