Bless me now with your fierce tears XII

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Bless me now with your fierce tears XII

Continued from here.

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(Reposting this for those who didn't see it before the last "Bless Me Now" thread was closed.)

Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane, age 76.  

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/jefferson-airplane-e2-80-99s-jorma-...

Here's the link to Jorma's Kaukonen's blog:   http://jormakaukonen.com/cracksinthefinish/

NDPP

Montserrat Caballe, 85.

Born into a working class family in Barcelona, Caballe unveiled her musical talents early, singing Bach cantatas at the age of 7.

https://youtu.be/ov7m7_jEa5U

cco
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Stan Lee.  'Nuff said.

bekayne

Dai-sy, Dai-sy

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Trying to get my head around the ramifications of HAL in the afterlife. 

voice of the damned

Well, I believe he was killed after attaining consciousness, so would presumbaly have whatever degree of a soul the monkeys had after encountering the monolith. Make of that what you will.

NDPP

William Blum died

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/12/william-blum-died.html

"William Blum died yesterday at the age of 85. He has written about the misdeeds of the US government since the late 1960s. I have read many, many of his pieces and benefited from his knowledge."

Me too. Thanks Bill...

bekayne
lagatta4

Ted Lindsay, left winger with the Red Wings ... and unionist!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lindsay

Players' union

That same year, Lindsay attended the annual pension plan meeting as the representative of the Red Wings players, where he found that the plan was kept secret. Later that year when he attended a promotion with football and baseball players, he found out that conditions in the other sports' pro leagues were much better. He was introduced to the lawyers for the players of the other leagues and became convinced that only through an association could the players' conditions be improved.  (...)

There was a CBC made for TV film about the players' association, depicting not only the high-handed bosses but the extremely modest conditions under which players lived at the time. I can't remember the title. Does anyone here?

Edited to add; I've found the film, Net Worth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Worth_(1995_film)

NDPP

Elder Bill Lightbown, Kootenai/Haida. RIP

Longtime Vancouver  activist and 'trouble-maker'  for Indigeneous sovereignty and rights. 

https://youtu.be/A5NKngOm-iI

josh

lagatta4 wrote:

Ted Lindsay, left winger with the Red Wings ... and unionist!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Lindsay

Players' union

That same year, Lindsay attended the annual pension plan meeting as the representative of the Red Wings players, where he found that the plan was kept secret. Later that year when he attended a promotion with football and baseball players, he found out that conditions in the other sports' pro leagues were much better. He was introduced to the lawyers for the players of the other leagues and became convinced that only through an association could the players' conditions be improved.  (...)

There was a CBC made for TV film about the players' association, depicting not only the high-handed bosses but the extremely modest conditions under which players lived at the time. I can't remember the title. Does anyone here?

Edited to add; I've found the film, Net Worth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Worth_(1995_film)

 

Wow.  Didn't know he was still around.

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Jackie Shane, American-Canadian soul singer and transgender pioneer, recently profiled here on Rabble.Ca :https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jackie-shane-soul-singer-t...

Here's the Rabble article, written shortly before her death:  http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/other-hand/2019/01/toronto-soul-musician...

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Mobo2000

Justin Raimondo, of Antiwar.com

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/07/01/godspeed-justin-raimondo-you-bri...

https://original.antiwar.com/Antiwar_Staff/2019/06/27/justin-raimondo-ri...

I am not a libertarian, and certainly had issues with some of Raimondo's views on American empire, but he was a consistent, energetic anti-war voice for decades.  RIP.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Not a Libertarian either but his work at antiwar.com was very much appreciated throughout the Bush Jr. years. And it's depressing to see someone die so young. RIP Justin Raimondo.

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RIP Toni Morrison - February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019

https://www.tonimorrisonsociety.org/

 

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David Berman, A musician and lyricist I hadn't heard of-most of his work was recorded as part of a studio project known as Silver Joes.   until his inner wounds caused him to choose to die earlier this week:  https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/silver-jews-david-berman-died-233005...  

A major source of torment in his life was his rage and sadness about the work of his father, Richard-an alleged human being who chose to spend his life lobbying for the tobacco industry, against decent wages for working people, and against unions-especially unions for restaurant employees, a group which is in more desperate need of union representation than any other.   David Berman actually quit the music industry to devote his life to undoing the damage his father caused.  

David Berman seems to have chosen suicide because neither he-nor any other human being working alone-could acheive the tasks he set for himself.  The parallels to the death of Phil Ochs are already haunting me.

Here's some of David Berman's music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=mVppNcUI1tM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=XvUBbROsXBw

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Robert Hunter, primary lyricist for the Grateful Dead, at age 78:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/robert-hunter-grateful-dead-collabo...

Aristotleded24
NDPP

Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, is Dead at 74

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/obituaries/jessye-norman-dead.html

"Jessye Norman, the majestic American soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at the Metropolitan Opera and houses around the world, died on Monday in New York. She was 74..."

Jessye Norman - Strauss: Four Last Songs

https://youtu.be/q_y19ssI6_M

 

Adieu Jessye Norman. What a voice...