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« Reply #660 on: May 02, 2012, 05:54:14 PM »


 " Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen dies "      Alex was only 26!!    :(

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17908737

 Kosuke Kitajima murmured " tears did not stop and fallen into sorrow".........I  am very very surprised of sudden death of Alex who was my good friend and my good rival..."
 At the sudden death of the biggest rival of the London Olympic Games.   " I am not yet believed, I looked forward that I can fight with him by the Olympic Games..."  Kosuke Kitajima comment.....

 The death of the extreme sport man is not avoided?   May have been suffering from great burden on his heart.  That's really terrible!!  He was only 26!! :'(

 Rest in peace Alex........ :'(


       


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« Reply #661 on: May 02, 2012, 07:18:39 PM »

http://www.wpix.com/news/ktla-junior-seau-shooting,0,644068.story

Junior Seau, a linebacker, took his own life.

I hope he is now at rest.

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« Reply #662 on: May 04, 2012, 07:29:01 PM »


 " Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 "

 By Rolling Stone

 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-co-founder-adam-yauch-dead-at-48-20120504

 
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Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.


  Rest in peace, Adam.....
 
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« Reply #663 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:37 AM »

Sad news, I hadn't heard he was ill.. I was at the infamous Beastie Boys/Run DMC show in Londons Brixton back
in the mid 80's .. Definitely a show never to be forgotten, they made some really influential records too..

R.I.P  Adam
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« Reply #664 on: May 08, 2012, 07:12:11 PM »

RIP, Maurice Sendak: I hope you made it to the land Where the Wild Things Are--Forgive me if I wrote the title wrong.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-sendak-appreciation-20120509,0,6404290.story
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« Reply #665 on: May 08, 2012, 07:12:53 PM »


 " Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83 "

 By MARGALIT FOX

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html

 
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Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.

  

 R.I.P. Mr. Sendak.

 

  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/maurice-sendak-on-stephen-colbert-literatures-favorite-grump/2012/01/25/gIQAkSN7PQ_blog.html

 
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« Reply #666 on: May 15, 2012, 06:56:09 PM »


 " Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's

 By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

 http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-donald-duck-dunn-obit-20120515,0,7418288.story?track=rss

 
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"In Europe they'd ask me, 'What's it like to play with a black man?' I never knew what to say; we didn't think that way — we just played," Dunn said. "We got the soul sound by blending our country and blues influences. I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry. When we mixed that feel with the blues, we got something new."

 
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It wasn't unusual for Dunn's bass lines to lead the way when the MG's went to record. His sinuous, pulsing notes set a foreboding tone in their hit rendition of "Hang 'Em High," the theme from the 1968 western starring Clint Eastwood. His funky, hopping rhythmic melody line is featured at the start of the MG's' 1967 hit "Hip Hug-Her." And Dunn nimbly doubled Cropper's signature guitar lead on the propulsive "Time Is Tight," adding low-end muscle to the song's insistent groove.

 

 R.I.P.
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« Reply #667 on: May 16, 2012, 04:24:06 AM »

Booker T was a group I loved.  RIP Donald.
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« Reply #669 on: May 18, 2012, 08:36:46 PM »

The greatest Lieder singer of the twentieth century has passed away at the age of 86: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/arts/music/dietrich-fischer-dieskau-german-baritone-dies-at-86.html

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Of the many tributes he received over the decades, perhaps none was more heartfelt than that of the British music critic John Amis:

“Providence gives to some singers a beautiful voice, to some musical artistry, to some (let us face it) neither, but to Fischer-Dieskau Providence has given both. The result is a miracle, and that is just about all there is to be said about it.”

Mr. Amis continued, “Having used a few superlatives and described the program, there is nothing else to do but write ‘finis,’ go home, and thank one’s stars for having had the good luck to be present.”

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« Reply #670 on: May 19, 2012, 02:04:02 PM »

Donna Summer? This is getting too close to home.

I remember being in a discotheque inside of Macy's Herald Square, dancing to her music and that of the Village People! It can't be true, not yet!

Wake up, sleeping beauty!

(RIP, DS!)
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« Reply #671 on: May 19, 2012, 03:30:35 PM »

I don't even know who Donna Summer is ... was.
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« Reply #672 on: May 20, 2012, 05:30:13 PM »


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ROBIN Gibb, whose soaring vocals formed part of the unique Bee Gees sound, has died at the age of 62, leaving Barry as the sole surviving member from the band of brothers.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," said a family statement.


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« Reply #673 on: May 20, 2012, 06:30:54 PM »

And then there was Barry (Gibb)!

This is so sad, watching my idols pass....

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« Reply #674 on: May 20, 2012, 07:48:57 PM »

 
 R.I.P. Dancing Queen, Donna.

 And.....

 
The greatest Lieder singer of the twentieth century has passed away at the age of 86: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/arts/music/dietrich-fischer-dieskau-german-baritone-dies-at-86.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyxMMg6bxrg

May you rest in peace!


 I loved to listen his Die Winterreise of Franz Schubert. His soft voice was incredibly beautiful!! I was very touched and impressed.....

 R.I.P. MR. Fischer-Dieskau.   :(


 And.....another big loss.........He seemed to lose the fight with cancer.  :(

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/arts/music/robin-gibb-62-member-of-the-bee-gees-dies-at-62.html?_r=1&hp

 

 Rest in peace, Robin..... :(
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« Reply #675 on: May 21, 2012, 02:29:02 AM »

Donna Summer a few days ago, Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees last night, my youth on Disco dance floors every Saturday night, full of the memories of these great singers ...
 
R.I.P Donna and Robin

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« Reply #676 on: May 22, 2012, 08:23:55 PM »

Eugene Polley has died. He was the inventor of a device he called the "next most important" invention since the flush toiled, "almost as important as sex.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/business/eugene-t-polley-inventor-of-the-wireless-tv-remote-dies-at-96.html

Apparently, he also invented that even more useful device, the mute button:



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« Reply #677 on: May 28, 2012, 06:13:46 PM »

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boxing--death-finally-catches-up-to-the-elusive-former-world-champ-johnny-tapia-20120528.html

RIP, Johnny Tapia. I think you had a difficult life, so I hope you are no longer haunted by tragedy.
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« Reply #678 on: May 30, 2012, 07:38:52 PM »


 " Doc Watson, Blind Guitar Wizard Who Influenced Generations, Dies at 89 "

 By WILLIAM GRIMES

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html?emc=na

 
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Doc Watson, the guitarist and folk singer whose flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and whose interpretations of traditional American music profoundly influenced generations of folk and rock guitarists, died on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 89.

 R.I.P.  Mr. Doc.
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« Reply #679 on: May 30, 2012, 08:05:16 PM »


  Japanese film director and screenwriter,  Kaneto Shindo dies at 100!!

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaneto_Shindo#A

 
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Kaneto Shindo, April 22, 1912 – May 29, 2012 was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer, and author. He directed 48 films and wrote 238 scripts.  His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. His scripts have been filmed by such directors as Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kino$#!ta, Fumio Kamei and Tadashi Imai.

Shindo made several films about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb. Like his early mentor Kenji Mizoguchi, many of his works feature strong female characters.

 He was 99 when he produced the last movie, " Postcard " last year.  The words that he said at his 100's  birthday party just one month ago.   " Arigatou  so$#!te Sayounara!! " ( Thanks and Good- Bye!! ).......

  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/postcard-film-review-276920

 

 " Arigatou & Sayounara", Mr. Shindo.   :(
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