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23 minutes ago, LAUNCH said:

Frank Vincent

http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/13/frank-vincent-dead-78/

 

Frank Vincent -- veteran actor known for his roles on "The Sopranos" and several Martin Scorsese films -- died in a New Jersey hospital Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, and underwent open heart surgery Wednesday. He died during the surgery. 

Frank was one of the most recognizable character actors -- in the biz for 41 years -- known for his tough guy roles ... especially in mafia movies. Some of his most memorable include Billy Batts in "Goodfellas" and Phil Leotardo -- Tony's nemesis -- in "The Sopranos."

Hard to believe he's gone. I prefer to think of him as being in God's trunk. RIP -

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36 minutes ago, LAUNCH said:

Frank Vincent

http://www.tmz.com/2017/09/13/frank-vincent-dead-78/

 

Frank Vincent -- veteran actor known for his roles on "The Sopranos" and several Martin Scorsese films -- died in a New Jersey hospital Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Vincent suffered a heart attack last week, and underwent open heart surgery Wednesday. He died during the surgery. 

Frank was one of the most recognizable character actors -- in the biz for 41 years -- known for his tough guy roles ... especially in mafia movies. Some of his most memorable include Billy Batts in "Goodfellas" and Phil Leotardo -- Tony's nemesis -- in "The Sopranos."

@Billy Bats 

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34 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Hard to believe he's gone. I prefer to think of him as being in God's trunk. RIP -

Going to get his shinebox

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On 9/11/2017 at 7:17 PM, Long Ball Larry said:

Don Ohlmeyer dead.  Norm gets the last laugh.

Don Ohlmeyer: the only person in history who thought Dennis Miller was funny but Norm MacDonald wasn't.

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59 minutes ago, Billy Bats said:

:cry: A national day of mourning. 

T&P to the Bats crew ... loved that Marty let him even the score w/Pesci in "Casino" - Baseball "Bats", for the #win. 

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Grant Hart, drummer and co-founder of Husker Du. Not as famous as Bob Mould, but helped make some of my favorite music ever

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5 hours ago, The_Man said:

Grant Hart, drummer and co-founder of Husker Du. Not as famous as Bob Mould, but helped make some of my favorite music ever

My first getaway date with my Mary more than 30 yrs ago now involved going down to the Fillmore to see Camper van Beethoven, Faith No More & her gods, Husker Du. She laughed when i treated the mosh like a hockey game and hip-checked several tweekgeeks into the tables and loved that i let her accept a backstage call (they should have - she was 6'4" in her spikes and had spent three hours putting herself together in the hotel room and cried with joy, ruining her 14 lbs of mascara, when i told her she looked like "the maitresse d' at the Gates of Hell" when she came out of the bathroom. She came back to the Kabuki within a couple of *nervous* hours and thanked me by showing me a wild night on the town (she'd been a Union Sq callgirl as a kid) and told me years later she already knew Mould was gay so we'd be safe and loved that i could be angry and tolerant. If you're anywhere near downtown Hell, Grant, stop by see my gal - she might be workin' the desk. RIP -

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The tension between Hart and Mould was one of the things that made Husker Du unique.  They were a three-piece band with two strong-willed songwriters, each singing only his only material and competing for space on their records and setlists.  It's amazing in retrospect that they were able to keep it together for seven albums without running the van off a bridge.

 

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13 minutes ago, Eephus said:

The tension between Hart and Mould was one of the things that made Husker Du unique.  They were a three-piece band with two strong-willed songwriters, each singing only his only material and competing for space on their records and setlists.  It's amazing in retrospect that they were able to keep it together for seven albums without running the van off a bridge.

 

Well, when you release three albums in a year, I guess it's easier.  I do love that Grant songs and Bob songs are so different from those albums.  My collection is full of later Sugar and Bob records, but Sorry Somehow and Don't Wanna Know are probably my two favorite Du songs. 

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30 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Grant, stop by see my gal. RIP -

I'd like to think he would. RIP to both.  You're a good man, wikkid, you make me cry.  

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They had just gotten the band to agree to at least authorize new merchandise and a big box set of reissues.  I doubt it would have led to a true reunion because everyone was still calling Bob an *******, but I'm still a little sad to not have the dream. 

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32 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

My first getaway date with my Mary more than 30 yrs ago now involved going down to the Fillmore to see Camper van Beethoven, Faith No More & her gods, Husker Du. She laughed when i treated the mosh like a hockey game and checked several tweekgeeks into the tables and loved that i let her accept a backstage call (they should have - she was 6'4" in her spikes and had spent three hours putting herself together in the hotel room and cried with joy, ruining her 14 lbs of mascara, when i told her she looked like "the maitresse d' at the Gates of Hell" when she came out of the bathroom. She came back to the Kabuki within a couple of *nervous* hours and thanked me by showing me a wild night on the town (she'd been a Union Sq callgirl as a kid) and told me years later she already knew Mould was gay so we'd be safe and loved that i could be angry and tolerant. If you're anywhere near downtown Hell, Grant, stop by see my gal. RIP -

fillmore and kabuki, sf? 

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9 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

fillmore and kabuki, sf? 

shyaa

ETA: *i had a Chronicle pinksection coupon for the Kabuki - i knew ScaryMary would break up w me if she saw it, but i secretagented it*

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Just now, wikkidpissah said:

shyaa

ETA: *i had a Chronicle pinksection coupon for the Kabuki - i knew ScaryMary would break up w me if she saw it, but i secretagented it*

don't know why I had forgotten or didn't know about your SF days.

Kabuki was my joint. felt like I was there every month or so in the early/mid 80s. used to take the bus there and home prior to getting my driver's license. didn't see that show though.. amazing lineup.

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Just now, El Floppo said:

don't know why I had forgotten or didn't know about your SF days.

Kabuki was my joint. felt like I was there every month or so in the early/mid 80s. used to take the bus there and home prior to getting my driver's license. didn't see that show though.. amazing lineup.

Reno, dood - 12 yrs in Reno

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Just now, wikkidpissah said:

Reno, dood - 12 yrs in Reno

I knew about reno... I guess Husker Du didn't make it up there- prompting the trip to the city?

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7 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I knew about reno... I guess Husker Du didn't make it up there- prompting the trip to the city?

Dotty West & Red Skelton were playing Reno then. Hell, REO Speedwagon woulda been too rough for em.

ScaryMary whored her way thru nursing school in SF, loved the town. We hopped the hump a couple times a month before she got sick - i played cards in Emeryville & San Bruno to pay the freight.

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Mould always said there would be no reunion but I always hoped for one. Grant had my favorite Husker songs 

It's amazing he lived this long

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4 hours ago, El Floppo said:

don't know why I had forgotten or didn't know about your SF days.

Kabuki was my joint. felt like I was there every month or so in the early/mid 80s. used to take the bus there and home prior to getting my driver's license. didn't see that show though.. amazing lineup.

The future Mrs. Eephus and I used to usher for shows at the Kabuki.  We'd get in for free and stand around during the opening acts.  We'd get paid off with a drink coupon during the intermisision before the headliner went on and could usually manage to push our way toward the front.

I hardly recognized the place after they converted it to movie theaters.

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9 minutes ago, Eephus said:

The future Mrs. Eephus and I used to usher for shows at the Kabuki.  We'd get in for free and stand around during the opening acts.  We'd get paid off with a drink coupon during the intermisision before the headliner went on and could usually manage to push our way toward the front.

I hardly recognized the place after they converted it to movie theaters.

speaking of ____ passed away. I remember when that happened- felt like I lost a family member... distant, but still.

trying to remember the rest of the usual spots... on broadway? i-beam... warfield for bigger shows... there was a spot on Columbus south of tower records, fab mab (mabuhay gardens or something)?

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Wolfgang's was the place on Columbus.  It's a comedy club now.   Bimbo's 365 still books shows on Columbus but I don't remember it being an active venue in the 80s. The Old Waldorf on Battery St. has also been a comedy club for years.  The logistics for stand-up comedians are much easier than for bands.  I imagine loading in and out at club like the Old Waldorf must have been a nightmare.

Broadway was the nexus of SF nightlife during the punk/new wave years.  There was the Stone and Chi-Chi's on one side of the street, with the Mabuhay and On Broadway on the other.  There was a pinball/videogame arcade two doors down from the Mab.  After bar time, Earl's was a cool place to dance until 4 and buy drugs if you had any money left.  They're all gone now.  That end of Broadway is dead on a Friday night.

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Grant Hart bums me out.   I think a big part of it is my realization today that I'm reaching that age where now our rock stars aren't dying because of ODs or Car crashes or choking on their own puke.  

they're dying from Cancer and random old-people related health ailments.     

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13 minutes ago, AhrnCityPahnder said:

Grant Hart bums me out.   I think a big part of it is my realization today that I'm reaching that age where now our rock stars aren't dying because of ODs or Car crashes or choking on their own puke.  

they're dying from Cancer and random old-people related health ailments.     

Bowie did that for me. 

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23 minutes ago, AhrnCityPahnder said:

Grant Hart bums me out.   I think a big part of it is my realization today that I'm reaching that age where now our rock stars aren't dying because of ODs or Car crashes or choking on their own puke.  

they're dying from Cancer and random old-people related health ailments.     

10 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Bowie did that for me. 

Bowie had me by a good 20 years. He's basically my parents' age.

MCA hurt, so does Grant

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Now everything is over
Now everything is done
Everything's in boxes
At twenty-five forty-one

Well things are so much different now
I'd say the situation's reversed
And it'll probably not be the last time
I'll have to be out by the first

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

Bowie did that for me. 

It's funny because I still find myself saddened by this. I was talking with my lady the other day at the dinner table and somehow took the conversation to Bowie. I got myself all choked up talking about him. This song from The Next Day, his second to last album, "Where Are We Now" seemed to show - for me at least - the weariness in him for the first time. His voice signaled that to me and I wondered about how much time he had left. 

I'm going to be crushed when McCartney goes. Not so much because of all the great music but because of his singularly original life and experience. 

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Just now, KCitons said:

Cassini - RIP. 

And only 20 years old.

:goodposting:

:cry: 

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16 minutes ago, KCitons said:

Cassini - RIP. 

And only 20 years old.

Just came in here to post this.

But it was a fulfilling 20 years.

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20 hours ago, AhrnCityPahnder said:

Grant Hart bums me out.   I think a big part of it is my realization today that I'm reaching that age where now our rock stars aren't dying because of ODs or Car crashes or choking on their own puke.  

they're dying from Cancer and random old-people related health ailments.     

This one does hurt. Dude had a rough life. My favorite Husker Du dude. Going to listen to Intolerance today.

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19 minutes ago, KCitons said:

Cassini - RIP. 

And only 20 years old.

I thought he was a rapper or something  :bag:

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2 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Paul McClean, journalist for the Financial Times.  Grabbed by a crocodile on vacation.

Sounds unlikely. They should send an investi-gator to check it out.

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Just now, Henry Ford said:

Paul McClean, journalist for the Financial Times.  Grabbed by a crocodile on a surfing vacation in sri lanka.

I know this is inappropriate given the loss of life and that you clarified it in jimtan, but I'm holding on to the headline version (picture bubbled in my head), where a croc grabs him mid front-side snap shred.

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12 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Paul McClean, journalist for the Financial Times.  Grabbed by a crocodile on vacation.

What a ghastly way to die. Just considering that is gonna gimme a cauchemare ce soir

8 minutes ago, GregR said:

Sounds unlikely. They should send an investi-gator to check it out.

:lmao::lmao:

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16 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I know this is inappropriate given the loss of life and that you clarified it in jimtan, but I'm holding on to the headline version (picture bubbled in my head), where a croc grabs him mid front-side snap shred.

"Now with extra snap and extra shred"

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45 minutes ago, Eephus said:

I thought he was a rapper or something  :bag:

He got too close to them rings and got smoked

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5 hours ago, ericttspikes said:

This one does hurt. Dude had a rough life. My favorite Husker Du dude. Going to listen to Intolerance today.

He always looked in rough shape the past 10 or so years but the pics from the past year he really looked bad .

I must of listened to Pink Turns to Blue 10 times today

 

No more rope and too much dope, she's lying on the bed

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8 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

 

I'll always remember him for his role the softcore porn flick my college professor wrote, sold to Playboy, and screened on campus. 

He elevated everything he ever appeared in

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9 hours ago, Henry Ford said:

Paul McClean, journalist for the Financial Times.  Grabbed by a crocodile on vacation.

Jesus. Brutal.

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2 hours ago, Eephus said:

He elevated everything he ever appeared in

As an 80's teenager I will always think of him first as Molly Ringwald's father in "Pretty In Pink".

Even as a negligent FBI agent in "Godfather II" (he shouldn't have left Frankie Five Angels alone), he was great. 

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Author and raconteur J.P. Donleavy died this week at 91.  I always assumed he was Irish but he was born in Brooklyn and moved to Dublin after WWII.  His first novel in 1955 "The Ginger Man" is a minor classic and a fun read.  He managed to catch lightning in a bottle early in his career and spent the rest of his life drinking from it.  

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