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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #855 on: May 19, 2009, 04:22:12 pm »
Dolla

Wouldn't it be ironic if they found out that TWO OF FIDDY CENT'S people did this? 
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #856 on: May 19, 2009, 04:32:18 pm »
^Breaking news on the above.  Cops now think that it was either a group of 20 people from the Nickleback crew or 100 fans from the band Pennywise that killed Dolla!
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #857 on: May 26, 2009, 11:15:10 am »
May 26, 2009
Jay Bennett, Ex-Member of Wilco, Dies at 45
By BEN SISARIO
Jay Bennett, a singer and songwriter who was a former member of the rock band Wilco, died on Sunday in Urbana, Ill. He was 45 and lived in Urbana.

The cause is still unknown. Representatives of his management company, Undertow Music Collective, said he died in his sleep. Edward Burch, a friend and collaborator, told The Chicago Sun-Times that an autopsy was being done. No information about survivors was available.

Last month Mr. Bennett complained on his MySpace page about severe pains in his hip. He needed hip-replacement surgery, he said, but did not have proper health insurance.

A burly, dreadlocked figure with a cracking, plaintive rasp, Mr. Bennett played in the Replacements-influenced power-pop band Titanic Love Affair during the 1990s, and released four solo albums. But he is best known for his role in Wilco, the Chicago band that expanded the earthy, folk-influenced sound of the alt-country genre with more abstract, experimental rock.

Mr. Bennett joined Wilco in 1994, shortly after the recording of the band?s first album, ?A.M.,? which was released the next year. Beginning with ?Being There? in 1996, he played keyboards, guitar and various other instruments, and gradually his role grew. With ?Summerteeth? in 1999 and ?Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,? released in 2002, Mr. Bennett became a key part of the band?s songwriting, often as a darker foil to the more fragile style of the lead singer, Jeff Tweedy. A perfectionist in the studio, Mr. Bennett took an active hand in the recording process.

He also played on ?Mermaid Avenue,? the band?s Grammy-nominated 1998 project with Billy Bragg, which set unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie to music, as well as on its sequel, ?Mermaid Avenue II,? in 2000.

But as documented in ?I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,? a 2002 film about the recording of ?Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? and the band?s extended struggle with its record company, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Tweedy frequently clashed in the studio, as Mr. Bennett bristled over the band?s increasingly noisy direction.

Mr. Tweedy fired Mr. Bennett from Wilco shortly before the release of ?Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,? which became the band?s commercial breakthrough. Relations between the two men remained chilly. This month Mr. Bennett sued for breach of contract, contending that he was owed royalties from his work on Wilco albums as well as money from the film. The suit has not been settled, a Wilco spokeswoman said.

In a statement on Monday, Mr. Tweedy said: ?We will miss Jay as we remember him ? as a truly unique and gifted human being and one who made welcome and significant contributions to the band?s songs and evolution.?

Born in Rolling Meadows, a suburb of Chicago, in 1963, Mr. Bennett graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with degrees in secondary education, mathematics and political studies. He was working in a VCR repair shop when Mr. Tweedy recruited him for Wilco, and according to ?Learning How to Die,? Greg Kot?s 2004 book about Wilco, Mr. Bennett often worked there between tours.

In 2002, shortly after leaving Wilco, Mr. Bennett released ?The Palace at 4 a.m. (Part I)? with Mr. Burch. He also founded a recording studio in Champaign, called Pieholden Suite Sound, after a song on ?Summerteeth.?

Mr. Bennett released three more albums of country-tinged folk-rock, and on his most recent MySpace post said that he was hard at work on a new one, ?Kicking at the Perfumed Air.?


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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #858 on: May 26, 2009, 11:43:17 am »
a ghost is born
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #859 on: May 26, 2009, 01:21:11 pm »
^Breaking news on the above.  Cops now think that it was either a group of 20 people from the Nickleback crew or 100 fans from the band Pennywise that killed Dolla!

i heard they didnt kill him, they just made change.

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #860 on: May 26, 2009, 07:23:15 pm »

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #861 on: May 27, 2009, 02:59:39 pm »
Zezel dies after battling blood disorder

TORONTO -- Peter Zezel, a center who played 15 NHL seasons after breaking into the league with the Philadelphia Flyers as a teenager, has died. He was 44.  Zezel struggled with the rare blood disease hemolytic anemia for the past 10 years and died on Tuesday.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4207698
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #862 on: June 03, 2009, 10:35:39 pm »
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« Reply #863 on: June 04, 2009, 10:08:42 am »
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« Reply #864 on: June 04, 2009, 10:38:02 am »
"Police investigation showed that he hung himself with a rope, the kind that is used with curtains."

"He was described as behind half naked."

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Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found by a hotel maid sitting in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck and genitals on Thursday morning.
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #865 on: June 04, 2009, 10:44:46 am »
No! Even as a kid I thought of him as his character and believed he'd live a long, peaceful life. RIP Grasshopper.
(that link has the details about the rope ::) c'mon)
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #866 on: June 04, 2009, 10:56:52 am »
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #867 on: June 04, 2009, 08:11:55 pm »

"He was described as behind half naked."


do you think it was the right or the left half?
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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #868 on: June 06, 2009, 07:23:24 pm »

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Re: Dropping Like Flies
« Reply #869 on: June 18, 2009, 11:45:45 am »
Clark Sabine of Statehood.

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We are deeply saddened to tell you that Clark passed away on Tuesday evening at a hospice in Arlington, VA. He was first diagnosed with melanoma in February of 2008, and after a series of surgeries and treatments, we thought he was in the clear. In the fall the cancer returned and spread to other parts of his body. Experimental treatments were in the works, but we needed chemotherapy to shrink some of the tumors before beginning this treatment. In May, we found out that the chemo was not working and that the condition was terminal. Clark was 33 years old.

As a band, we had 10 songs in line for a second Statehood record, and we?ll talk about where we go with that in weeks to come. While Clark was in hospice care, he did some additional tracking with our friends Nikhil and Jason, and we listened to newer recordings to sort out details in the songs. Music was insanely important to Clark, and it gave him comfort to keep working on songwriting until the end.

Playing in a band with Clark was extraordinary and something to look forward to week in and week out. Often at practice we?d be laughing until we couldn?t breathe from Clark?s wild sense of humor and adventure. Anyone who knew him, even in passing, knows exactly what we mean. To say that he will be missed is an absurd understatement.

Thank you to everyone who gave Clark and the band support through these trying times. We will come back with more information as soon as we have it.