Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tune, vol 61 - October's Departed

Today is the last Tuesday in October.  The last Tuesday means I give you (via Vera or Vera via me) a Tuesday Tunes post that celebrates those who departed in October.  Not this October, mind you  Some other October, from another year.

Oh!  And look!  Only two overdoses this month.  October must be a "dryer" month, yes?

32 Feet And 8 Little Tails - Gene Autry (lymphoma)
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver (plane crash)
Private Idaho - The B-52's (RIP Ricky Wilson, AIDS)
One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band (RIP Duane Allman, motorcycle accident)
One Good Man - Janis Joplin (heroin overdose)
Soul One - Blind Melon (RIP Shannon Hoon, cocaine overdose)
King of the Road - Roger Miller (cancer)
Green Onions - Booker T. and The MG's (RIP Al Jackson Jr, murdered during home invasion)
Good Times Roll - The Cars (Benjamin Orr, cancer)
No Matter What - Badfinger (RIP Mike Gibbins, died in sleep at age 56)
Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd (RIP Ronnie Van Zant, plane crash)
Between The Bars - Elliott Smith (suicide by self-inflicted stab wound)
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (liver disease)
Piano Concert n.1 in E minor, op 11 - Chopin (tuberculosis)

3 comments:

Ryan said...

one ay em, huh? up late or creative scheduling? methinks the latter. so what do you wish the non-r.i.p.pees? tossing and turning thru the long night?

Watcher said...

I was listening to Badfinger on the drive into work this morning. Then I read your post and thought, "Mike Gibbins died? I wonder what happened to the rest of the band..." So I went and read the Wikipedia entry and now I am totally depressed.

BTW I have a soft spot for Badfinger because I really truly believe they got me into college. I was a lackluster high-school student, smart but lazy, with OK-but-middlin' grades. Driving to take the SATs in 1981 Come And Get It came on the radio and put me in this awesome, can-do mood. I walked in, nailed the test with awesome scores, which got me into an Ivy.

rabidrunner said...

Ryan, you thunk the latter, and the latter is correct. I'm never awake at 1:00am. Almost never. This post was created a while back, where I threw in the 1:00am publish time just for giggles, then forgot about it. The non-RIPs, tossing through the night, should try counting something really boring. Like Faulkner novels. (Not that all Faulkner novels are boring, you just need the right mood.)

Watcher, thanks for your Badfinger story. I presume we all have a Badfinger story hidden somewhere. I read the Wiki entry for Badfinger. It made me thank of an interesting chicken-or-egg type topic for discussion. The rock star career is notorious for suicide, drug abuse, and violence, is it not? Now does the rock star career create these characteristics in people who become the rock stars? Or is do people with these type of characteristics choose the rock star career?