The world lost a great one this week with the passing of Mexican singer and lover of life, Chavela Vargas. Read the rest of this entry »
It really feels like disco has died. Read the rest of this entry »
They always say that the good ones die young. Read the rest of this entry »
James Murphy + Co. will be missed sorely. Read the rest of this entry »
It is with a heavy heart that I post this, but this source (and the rumour mill here as well) have confirmed the death of Jay Bennett. According to the report, it states that Bennett died in his sleep. The documentary, I’m Trying to Break Your Heart, did no justice for him and made him out to be a neurotic crazy unable to mend a working relationship with Jeff Tweedy. You can download his appropriately titled new album, Whatever Happened I Apologized, here.
CNN is reporting that porn-legend, Marilyn Chambers has passed away at the age of 56 at her Canyon Country home. She was best known for her work in the Adult Film Industry and a form vice presidential nominee. The cause of death at the moment is unknown. Her work was well respected by my uncles and stepfather, who in turn passed their knowledge of skin flicks to me. My knowledge of the porn industry came into play when I witnessed my first porn movie with a very young Traci Lords, titled, Deep Inside Traci. What a magical summer that was. I was in the sixth-grade and we watched it at my friend’s house that never had any parental supervision. He had an uncle that was still living at home (token stoner uncle) working for a stereo store that had tons of porn flicks that littered his room.
Every week, I get an email notifying me of upcoming concerts and one in particular read, “Hot IQ’s last Bluebird Show”. I thought it was kind of sketch, but didn’t decide to delve any deeper. Westword is reporting that group is dunzo. The trio was a fixture in the Denver scene and will be greatly missed. From the article, it seems as though they still have some creative chops left, so look for them in another group, solo act, or some kind of incarnation.
Hot IQ’s-Retromuff [mp3]