Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard died almost two weeks ago, and I just wanted to give my sympathies to his friends and family. A loss like this must be very difficult. I met Jay a handful of times, but had performed at shows with his bands since 2003, loved his music, and he was a friend to Brutal Knights, as our guitarist Jon explains in better detail on our myspace blog
I don't know what to say, what to add, except that I feel deeply saddened by what happened. He was an engaging, genuine person and a huge presence. The fact that he accomplished so much in 29 years is extraordinary.

(watch past the animated intro, kicks in at 0:45 or so...)

You can listen to The Cherry Blossom Clinic's 2 hour tribute to Jay's music here.

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