The ink wasn't even dry on that last post when I hard that Mark Linkous was dead.
Mark was the leader of a band called Sparklehorse. I didn't know him, I just bought his records. He'd try to kill himself before. His family released the news. They didn't give details.
So I got out my copy of
Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot( yes, that is the title of the album; yes, it is all one word)
and I had a little cry.
Suicide is still an alarmingly common form of death among men. Especially young men. Me? I prefer the crying.