You may or may not have noticed that I don’t tend to scramble to post here on Frequency after the death of a prominent musician. (I will often retweet the news on Frequency’s Twitter.)
It’s not that I don’t think death is blog-worthy — I do — it’s just that news moves ridiculously fast these days, and with my responsibilities to The Bulletin’s print product, I often don’t have the time to get something posted in a timely fashion. And if four, 12, or 24 hours have passed before I can get something up, I figure everyone’s heard about it, and I often don’t know what more I can add to the avalanche of remembrance happening on the Internet.
In recent months, though, several musicians who mattered to me have passed away, and so I’m going to take one post to pay tribute to them.