Dead Celebrity


#827

#828

This makes me sad - I really liked her, and she seemed to be a really nice person. Best Lois EVER.


#829

My cousin worked with her on an independent historical drama. He always spoke of her in glowing terms, both her professionalism and her genuine friendliness.


#830

This was so ahead of its time, copied so many times since by shittier bands (listening again I noticed one passage shamelessly copied by GYBE I think it was).


#831

#832

Aww, man… I used to listen to Symphony No. 1 over and over during college.


#833

I can’t think of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 without thinking of the schoolhouse rock music.


#834

Oh, damn.


#835

Also an interesting read.

After reading Acid Test in my teens (mid 70s), I vacuumed up everything he wrote for years.


#836

Just this past weekend I was sailing with my father on his boat that he named “The Right Stuff”.

I hid the EKAAT from him as a teenager. lol


#837

Interestingly, I had someone commenting “outdated since the 80s” on his death, and when challenged specifying "ok, I should have said ‘white dude with sexist and racist stuff which his fans took for literature due to pretentious writing style’. (Roughly translated from German original.)

I never read Wolfe (of course watcher Vanities), but I trust this person’s literary judgement.
I wonder if any obituaries will comment on this in a similar matter…


#838

I borrowed that book from my mom when I was in college. On her suggestion. :upside_down_face:


#839

Only 1 to 10?


#840

The NY Times does quote from negative reviews, and other authors’ opinion of him.


#841

I’ve read a fair few of his books and I definitely agree. An engagingly flashy stylist, but his politics were shite.


#842

Not to be mistaken for former England international Ray Wilkins, who died last month.


#843

Good memories of Margot Kidder (who was also a journalist) –

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/18/wild-at-heart-keeping-up-with-margie-kidder/


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#846

I know two guys who are going to art school on the GI Bill today. If they can be half as successful as Mr Indiana we’ll all be better off.