Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
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Tragic Happenings in This Foul Year of the Cock, 2005   Woody Creek, Colorado, 02/20/05: I turned on the news today and saw that Hunter S. Thompson had died, apparently from

R.I.P. Trish Keenan of Broadcast

R.I.P. Trish Keenan of Broadcast
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Trish Keenan passed away on January 14, 2011 from pneumonia. She was only 42. Her mortality will make this music even more immortal, and she will continue to inspire people and challenge what people think they know. R.I.P. Trish. Your lullabies will always sing me to sleep—sometimes with dreams, sometimes with nightmares. … read more

Guitar Wolf Eulogy

Guitar Wolf Eulogy
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  Guitar Wolf Eulogy (An e-mail from Billy Nord from Narnack Records) It’s with deep and saddest regret to announce this latest news. Last night (3/30) Billy, aka Bass Wolf,

Rusty White RIP

Rusty White RIP
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I met Rusty in the art department at the University of Utah. He was an up-and-coming photographer, and I was taking classes as a photography major. Rusty was working with Blindside and would soon work for Elevation. … read more

Bob Moss 1953 – 2011

Bob Moss 1953 – 2011
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Bob Moss was the greatest man I’ve ever known. At first he was just the hairy dude in a picture on my friend Brian Staker’s desk. One day, while awaiting my paycheck, I imagined him plunking off-key songs on his beat-up guitar. “That’s my friend Bob Moss,” Staker said. “He’s an artist and musician.” … read more

David Henry Amador  1975-2012

David Henry Amador 1975-2012

Everyone always had their own nickname for Dave Amador. At SLUG, Amador made up his own when he chose to write under the pseudonym of Peter Panhandler back in 2005. He’d handwrite a rough draft on yellow lined paper, bring it in and read it to me aloud. I always loved these readings—he’d stop and laugh at his own jokes or ask “Is it okay if I write that?” … read more

Aspen Harvey Hunt 08.28.75-01.27.10

Aspen Harvey Hunt 08.28.75-01.27.10
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Aspen Harvey Hunt was born into this world named Richard Harvey Padley Jr., but on account of our dad being a total douchebag, he quickly took on the name Harvey after our grandfather, a kind and gentle man. Not long after that, he legally changed his name to Aspen Harvey Hunt to honor our other grandfather and the aspen tree, the largest organism on the planet—as big as his personality. He seemed to change names like he changed girlfriends. … read more

R.I.P. Michael E. Cline 1967-2012

R.I.P. Michael E. Cline 1967-2012

Mike E. Cline was a really smart, generous and dynamic person.  He had a way of making everyone feel good around him, or trying to.  He could be incredibly respectful and polite … and rowdy and fun. Like a lot of people in our scene, he loved music—but Mike was really passionate about music, which made him so much fun to go to shows with.  Riding in a car, he didn’t just listen to music in the background, he played it loud and sang along! … read more

David Ross Fetzer 12.17.82 – 12.20.12

David Ross Fetzer 12.17.82 – 12.20.12
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The first time I met David Fetzer, we bumped heads. Literally. I rounded a corner in the Tower Theatre too quickly and ran into David head first. After two minutes of apologies, he introduced me to the event’s co-creator for an interview, we exchanged numbers, and then he took off to go act in a play. Since that time, I’ve had the honorary pleasure of being able to call David a good friend … and a great co-conspirator for creativity. … read more