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Captain Beefheart RIP

I see from the BBC news website that Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, has died (Don Van Vliet, aka ‘Captain Beefheart’, dies aged 69).  Very sad news.  Although Van Vliet had retired from music back in the 1980s to… Continue reading →

Dave Arneson RIP

A year or so on after Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, coauthor of Dungeons & Dragons has died (Ars Technica: Between battles, the story: Dave Arneson has passed on).  Dungeons and Dragons (and subsequently several other roleplaying games) played a hugeand… Continue reading →

Lux Interior RIP

The Cramps’ Lux Interior died earlier this month.  There’s a story at the Mojo website (Lux Interior: October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009) I’ve inserted a video of my favourite Cramps track below the fold

Majel Barrett Roddenberry RIP

The Register reports another of the original Star Trek cast has died: Majel Roddenberry, who must have had more roles in the Star Trek franchise than any other cast member: First officer in the pilot Nurse Christine Chapel  Lwaxana Troi… Continue reading →

Oliver Postgate RIP

Very sad news- Oliver Postgate, the man responsible for many remarkably excellent childrens’ TV shows has died.  There’s a concise biography at wikipedia. My particular favorite show was Noggin the Nog, but I expect many of us of a certain… Continue reading →

Gary Gygax RIP

Seems to be a week for obituaries. Gary Gygax, who with Dave Arneson wrote the groud breaking tabletop role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, has died. The Register has an obituary, as does the New York Times. I spent a… Continue reading →

Sheldon Brown RIP

I was saddened to read on www.timetriallingforum.co.uk that Sheldon Brown had died (see this obituary). Sheldon Brown’s website is a fabulous source of bike information, particularly related to fixed wheel and tandems. He’ll be missed worldwide.

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