Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mark Linkous RIP


Elvis and Jackson, I could handle. But not this one.


It's a sunny, sunny Sunday morning, but I can't quite see it.

I hate it when people who there should be more of take their own lives. Kind of makes me think I'm on the wrong side...

11 comments:

stacy said...

That's so sad. If i were in England, I'd make you a comforting cup of tea right now.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'll bring some chocolate biscuits to go with the tea.

Whirlochre said...

Hey — it's him that's dead, not me.

Just cheered myself up with a day out in the Cotswolds.

Sunny and gay — but fucking freezing.

JaneyV said...

I get so completely freaked by suicide - its wastefulness, sadness and the inevitable questions it leaves. If I had a wish granted it would be that everyone could see that life is beautiful.

Have your nuts defrosted yet?

Whirlochre said...

Hoorah! Janey returns!

As for the nuts, foolishly, I submerged them in a bowl of boiling water.

That'll teach me.

Robin S. said...

Hadn't heard of Mark, so I went and looked around for him on Google. He was very talented, and very torn, wasn't he? There's a long line of creative suicides - in music alone, without looking around much, I can think of two others - Elliott Smith, Brad Delp.
Makes ya sad.

Whirlochre said...

Makes you wonder what the statistics are — for creative people who kill themselves vs creative people who stump up a zillion quid to be cryogenically frozen forever.

But before it gets too morbid around here — a timely KNOB JOKE.

A bloke goes to see his doctor.

'Can you take a look at my penis?' he says.

So the doctor gets his stethoscope out and listens; prods it, pokes it and inspects it with a variety of medical instruments.

After half an hour of diligent investigation, he sighs with exasperation and says, 'look — I can't find anything wrong with it.'

'I know,' says the man, smiling, 'it's fucking great, isn't it?'

fairyhedgehog said...

OK, I admit it. I laughed.

Robin S. said...

Ha!

Chris Eldin said...

LOL!!!! Your penis joke is making me laugh so hard my stomach hurts. I'm glad I didn't watch the video because not so sure the joke would have the same effect.
Can you do this joke over with an appropriate video?

Whirlochre said...

Phew, looks like I got away with it...