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I just heard that Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas. One of my favorite songwriters, if you haven't heard of him--his album "Skitter on Take-Off" is my favorite album of 2009. He was not a healthy man (he had been paralyzed from the waist down for many years, and part of the tragedy of his death is how poorly-served he was by the health care system) and his voice is not strong, kind of warbly even, and on this album he has what is probably the perfect accompaniment for him, sparse bass, guitar, and occasional drum. My favorite three songs are "Rips in the Fabric," which is as good as any short story I've read this year, "Calamity Jane," which has the line about giant clams (strange how that's so much of a better image than the normal happy clam cliche), "Dick Cheney," and "Feast in the Time of Plague," which is dark, weird, moody as hell. Did I say three favorites? Any way, I'd really like people to hear this album. I'll buy an mp3 of one of these songs online and send it to the first person who expresses an interest in a comment here.
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Date:December 30th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
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