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RIP Memoriam thread?

#1 User is offline   Lobowolf 

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Posted 2008-November-12, 19:57

Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell died today, and I heard today that a tremendous magician and magic theorist, Nick Trost, died a couple of weeks ago. So...a new thread for anyone to post a shout-out regarding the passing of anyone whose work you've appreciated or been inspired by.
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Posted 2008-November-12, 20:50

I posted maybe a year ago about Oscar Peterson passing away. He is still a youtube favorite of mine (he has advanced there from cd favorite then napster favorite).
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Posted 2008-November-12, 21:15

Jeff Healey a great blues & rock guitarist died on March this year.... here my favorite video from his amazing live performance on german TV.


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=rIZywo3PBTE


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Posted 2008-November-13, 02:57

Aberlour, I see you have the 'Dark Side of the Moon' album cover there.
Sad to hear that Richard Wright (keyboard) died of cancer a few weeks ago.
(Can recommend 'Pulse' DVD)
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Posted 2008-November-13, 03:12

Feegle, on Nov 13 2008, 03:57 AM, said:

Aberlour, I see you have the 'Dark Side of the Moon' album cover there.
Sad to hear that Richard Wright (keyboard) died of cancer a few weeks ago.
(Can recommend 'Pulse' DVD)

yes this was very sad...very
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Posted 2008-November-13, 10:29

Okay, so what's so bad about death?

(Other than no longer being able to spew on the internet.....)

We have to graduate from the school of life someday, no?
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Posted 2008-November-13, 10:32

The bad thing about other people than yourself being dead (of course I don't mean you, I mean whoever feels sad a bout somebody's death) is that they are no longer here with us to give us their company, insight, music, humor, etc. That's what's sad, that they go away and we have to stay without them.

View Postwyman, on 2012-May-04, 09:48, said:

Also, he rates to not have a heart void when he leads the 3.


View Postrbforster, on 2012-May-20, 21:04, said:

Besides playing for fun, most people also like to play bridge to win


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Posted 2008-November-13, 10:38

Cherishing what you once had I can appreciate just, how can you miss something that is no longer there? :rolleyes: (ie You can no longer ever have access to it so you are patently wasting your time for no good reason.)

So, your best friend from high school that you haven't seen in 20 years....you could look them up, if you wanted to....but dead people?
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Posted 2008-November-13, 10:55

I am going to assume that you are just pulling our leg. How do you know that these people wanted to die, and that we should not be sad that their lives ended before they were ready.

Especially with artists, and I include musicians in that of course, the imagination never turns off and we have lost whatever was still there, and they have lost the joy of discovering it.

Being the mother of a very successful artist, musician, composer might make me sensitive to this feeling that as long as he lives he will still be creating, but it goes for the rest of us too.

You don't feel the same sadness about a musician's death as you would your father's death but you should recognize the loss with respect, not be cynical about it.
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Posted 2008-November-13, 11:44

Nope, I was "dead" serious. ;)

They all wanted to live as long as they were alive. Any that didn't would commit suicide. Many do.

If one has a "creative" bag of tricks, then that bag has a bottom. Once you have gotten through it, "Mission Accomplished" as it were.

I get sad about sad things....death is not one of them (for me). :rolleyes:
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Posted 2008-November-13, 12:47

Michael Crichton died last week. I thought this was very sad as he was still not very old.
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Posted 2008-November-13, 16:42

Yes, and it is sad to think about the books he won't be around to write.
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Posted 2008-December-12, 10:23

Bettie Page...at the ripe old age of 85.
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  Posted 2008-December-12, 10:32

I still remember when Barry White and then a couple of years after, Lou Rawls, passing...
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Posted 2008-December-12, 10:32

The phrase "shout out" died after the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections.
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Posted 2008-December-12, 11:01

Lobowolf, on Dec 12 2008, 11:23 AM, said:

Bettie Page...at the ripe old age of 85.

Some nice photos of Bettie Page here: In Memoriam of Bettie Page

Because her original fame subsided before my own interest in such matters began, I did not know of her until I saw the film about her life. It's quaint now to think about how much fuss such good-humored photos stirred up. And it reminds me how nice it was when a woman did not have to look like a skeleton to be considered attractive.
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Posted 2009-January-14, 16:18

I am Mr. Roark, your host...

Ricardo Montalban is now welcoming people to heaven with Tattoo. Or something.
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Posted 2009-January-27, 15:47

John Updike...double Pulitzer winner.
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Posted 2010-July-10, 10:34

Jim Bohlen, whose snap decision to sail to Amchitka Island, Alaska, to protest an underground nuclear test led to the creation of the environmental organization Greenpeace, died Monday in Comox, British Columbia. He was 84 and lived in Courtenay, British Columbia.

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With a test scheduled for fall 1971, little more than a year away, Mr. Bohlen complained to his wife, Marie, that the committee was deliberating too slowly.

As she offhandedly suggested that they sail a boat to the test site, a reporter for The Vancouver Sun called to check in on the committee’s deliberations. Mr. Bohlen, caught off guard, said, “We hope to sail a boat to Amchitka to confront the bomb,” a remark that appeared in the newspaper the next day.

The committee made good on Mr. Bohlen’s pledge. After Irving Stowe, a core member, organized a fund-raising concert in Vancouver with Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Phil Ochs and the Canadian rock band Chilliwack, the committee leased the halibut fishing vessel Phyllis Cormack, and, after renaming it Greenpeace, sailed to Alaska.

Although the boat was intercepted by the Coast Guard, public outcry caused a delay in the test. The program was later abandoned, and Amchitka Island was turned into a bird sanctuary.

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Posted 2010-July-13, 09:49

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