Monday, March 8, 2010

MArk Linkous - R.I.P.


lambretinha said...

While not completely unexpected, it's terrible, terrible news all the same. I failed to attend to the only concert he gave with Sparklehorse around these parts a couple of years ago. He'll be sorely missed.

I wish there was something to say in times like this that could make sense of things somehow, but I don't think there's anything anybody can say. It's just sad.


Mark68 said...

I somehow managed never to see Sparklehorse live, but I love the albums. Particularly Good Morning Spider, which helped get me through a pretty tough time, not least by giving me some perspective. Terribly sad news.
Thanks for posting this here Mnemonic.

sourpus said...

I'd like to add my voice here, but cant think of anything so meaningful to add. I didnt see Sparklehorse play live either, but such brave and rich recordings.. I'd take his work over 90% of records released in any of the last 5 years and perhaps more.

DarceysDad said...

A couple of you will recognise this line from my email last night, but this is the post I was anticipating anyway.

I never saw Sparklehorse play live, and only have three albums, not all of which I love by any means, but whenever Mark Linkous did score with me, it was always a belter. A man who could see and touch souls, I often thought. I'm disproportionately gutted at [the] news.

May I suggest that - if listening to Sparklehorse is a bit too difficult today - you listen to this and think of Mark:


Chris said...

Good Morning Spider is the only window I have on Mark Linkous (I now feel impelled to hear more). It is such a touching collection, so fragile. Junebug is simply exquisite.

Given his history, as lambre says, it's not completely unexpected, but that doesn't make it any easier for those who looked forward to more. But Mark was even younger than Jerry, so more has been lost.

Blimpy said...

Donds for the above. While I never 100% connected with him, a couple of good pals of mine did, and i can appreciate what they saw in him.

Japanther said...

I'm pretty much with Blimpy on this, I know Good Morning Spider (arrived at through the Daniel Johnston cover on it), but never completely fell in love with it. I was pretty sad to hear this though.