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R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Trey on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:54 am

I'm like, whatever, it's fucking Houlihan

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Postby Trad on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:57 am

God damn it.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Trey on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:59 am

I really can't stand much more of this.
I'm like, whatever, it's fucking Houlihan

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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Nina on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:04 am

Trey wrote:I really can't stand much more of this.


I hear ya.

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Postby click-my-heels-midair on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:34 am

So, what's the deeper story? what can I take away from this senseless death?
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Postby Nina on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:38 am

click-my-heels-midair wrote:So, what's the deeper story? what can I take away from this senseless death?


Just curious, why do you think it was "senseless"?
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Postby Ptommydski on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:41 am

RIP Mark.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Damian on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:11 am

Trey wrote:I really can't stand much more of this.



Fuck me...why? So sad. We're losing great people again. Shaping up to be as bad as last year. Fucking depresses the hell outta me. My condolences to his family and anyone that knew him.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby barndog on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:24 am

Suicide really scares me. I find it deeply upsetting, regardless of how remote the connection. Extremely sad.

Good night, PRF.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby numberthirty on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:25 am

busbus wrote:God damn it.


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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby steve on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:43 am

I only worked with Mark for a couple of weeks, but he was as open, sincere and unaffected a person as I've ever encountered. He was completely unguarded and enthusiastic about the things he loved, and he gave the musicians he worked with freedom to be creative and excel. Prior to seeing him at work I'd never given his music much thought, but during those sessions he impressed me tremendously and I was really looking forward to seeing him again and finishing the record.

I have no idea what brought Mark to this decision, and I'm sure there's nothing I can say that will enlighten anybody about his death. I just wanted to say I thought he was a good dude and his art was genuine. I don't think there's a lot more you can ever ask of anybody.
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Postby falsedog on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:55 am

Good morning spider, Goodnight Sparklehorse
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Postby bassman on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:56 am

Godspeed Mark
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby cneutron on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:01 am

Mark lived about 40 minutes from me and we had some of the same acquaintances.
All the same, we never met.
I knew him solely through his music.

I can't say I'm surprised, but I am exceptionally bummed at this.
He was a very troubled but true soul. I think that showed through in every aspect of his art and how he lived his life.

I tried, fruitlessly I might add, to explain to my girlfriend why this was so sad and failed miserably.

He meant a lot to certain people and the world is a little shittier with his passing.
It sucks. But he did leave a fantastic body of work that will stand the test of time. He left the world a better place than it was when he came in, and that's something that is definitely worthwhile.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:25 am

Rest in peace, Mark.



I thought/hoped this kind of stuff would end together with 2009.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby piut_ on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:18 am

RIP Mark Linkous/Sparklehorse

I am listening to the Sparklehorse/Vic Chestnutt song, pretty sad
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Maurice on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:01 am

This is a blow--he'd been on heavy rotation here of late. RIP, Mark.

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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby Schadenfreude on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:16 am

My philosophical attitude is as follows: death is beautiful, it's something we all share as humans, and since heaven and hell are mythical and that death is probably similar to deep sleep, we should admire those who have arrived at that permanent status.....the best way you can digest the loss of a person you truly love, admire, like, noticed is to celebrate the things they did in life, to rue the things you will not share with them any longer, and to value your own temporary and singular life to the best you can yourself.
That's not entirely true.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby John W. on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:27 am

Ouch.

Feeling this one - don't know what to say. Stunned and sad.

I've got a lot of his records - almost all of them I think.

Damn.

Goodbye beautiful person.
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Re: R.I.P. Mark Linkous

Postby vogelscheuche on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:31 am

oh man. it's a wonderful life is without question one of my favorite records.. totally came to me as a surprise, as a friend of mine bought it, listened to it, and said 'i think this records way more you than me-- you should have it'. sure 'nuf, i gave it a listen, and it's been somewhere close at hand since. hard to believe that was 10 years ago.

something essential and human in those songs, and still funny, goofy, childish, and tragic. guess that's what MAKES them human. truly sad to hear about this.
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