Azrael’s been awful busy

typed for your pleasure on 2 April 2005, at 5.14 am

Sdtrk: ‘Roaring blood’ by Guitar wolf

This is a first in my lifetime — society’s recent Death Quadrafecta. You know how celebrity deaths usually come in threes? Well, this time, HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!!

In order of personal importance:

1) Bass Wolf, bass player for Guitar Wolf
Admittedly, I’ve only ever heard two songs by Guitar Wolf in their entirety, but I enjoyed the utter cheese factor that is ‘Wild zero‘. And Guitar Wolf is just a fun band, anyway — they’re like a faster, more feedback-laden, more insane Japanese version of the Ramones. My friend Dave, who sat us all down in Derek’s livingroom a few years ago and showed us his DVD copy of ‘Wild zero’, managed to catch them when they rolled through Detroit only a couple of weeks ago. Now, no-one has any idea if the band will continue.

2) Terri Schiavo, a bulimic-cum-martyr
Yes, she was a fucking idiot for being a bulimic in the first place, but there was absolutely no need for that woman and her husband to go through what they went through. They should’ve allowed her to die (meaning, physically die, as she had been braindead for several years) without publicity or outside interference, end of story.

3) Mitch Hedberg, a standup comic
To be honest, I’ve never heard of the bloke; from what I understand, he was on Comedy central occasionally. I only knew about him cos it was it was mentioned in ‘Overcompensating’ a couple of times.

4) Pope John Paul II, a dictator with a strange taste in headgear
Catholicism makes my bile rise to unprecedented levels. The less said about ‘Mr Infallible’, the better.
Actually, as of this writing, he isn’t dead, per se, cos I’d heard earlier in the day from what I thought to be a reliable source that he died, but checking various news sites, it seems that he’s only near death. COME ON, PEOPLE, ONE OR THE OTHER HERE.

Just wanted to bring your attention to all that, in case you’re like me, and get your news secondhand. I mean, I just found out that Martin Denny died round the beginning of March, which really brought me down.

Right, I’m off to bedness. Later on this week-end, I’ll fill y’all in on the Bloc party show I attended Fri eve

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3 have spoken to “Azrael’s been awful busy”

  1. Zip Gun writes:

    I had never heard of the Hedberg guy, and this description doesn’t lead me to conclude that it was a bad thing: a “stand-up comedian whose deadpan, stoner observational humor was influenced by both Cheech & Chong and Steven Wright.”

  2. Davecat writes:

    Yeah, but Steven Wright’s ace! I mean, come on.

    I’d never heard of Mitch Hedberg either, but since he died in the same two-week span as the others, into the list he goes..

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Actually, I saw his Comedy Central show, and he was pretty funny. He had that junkie ‘look” though (Yes, I know, but not me LOL). I wouldn’t say so much like Cheech and Chong, but maybe Stephen Wright 🙂
    Wright is cool; “Coffee and Cigarettes”, anyone? (Excello Jim Jarmusch fillum with Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, the White Stripes and, um, Roberto Benini, among many). Very funny stuff 🙂

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