Isaac Hayes dead at 65

I am a little younger than most people who write for this place so my main memories of Isaac Hayes are based around South Park, where he played perhaps my favorite character of the first few seasons, Chef. This is a shame because he was a pretty amazing musician as some of you all can…

Bernie Mac Dead at 50

Bernie Mac died of complications from pneumonia this morning.  He was 50 years old. I called around after finding out about this, and it seems there really isn’t anyone who wanted Bernie Mac dead.  Quite the contrary, since the guy was funny and got to be a star after being all poor and such, everyone…

Tim Russert Dead at 58

Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, died today at the age of 58.  Here are some facts. He was smarter than you He was better than you If you don’t know who he was you’re stupid. Read more here.  I am pissed off and don’t want to talk to anyone now.

I Spell M-A-N…Man

The news broke this morning that the legendary Bo Diddley has left us. My heart is breaking to have lost this man, this musical genius who brought so much, created and altered music forever; for this man who got so little for his innovations, who was treated so shabbily. I’m not sure I am even…

Eddy Arnold (who you never heard of) dead at 89

It doesn’t matter that you don’t know who Eddy Arnold is.  And I don’t want anyone to think that I am mister country music – but I can appreciate the fact that the guy started out during the Great Depression, and recorded his last album in 2005 (where Depressions are called: “recessions”).  That’s pretty bad…