Friday Dead Link

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The Baltimore City Paper has published its annual review of the lesser-known cultural figures who died this past year. 2005's annals of the departed include science-fiction novelist Andre Norton, sound collagist Luc Ferrari, valium inventor Leo Sternbach, and the obscure R&B singer Lyn Collins, who has been immortalized—thanks to one popular hip hop sample—by "a fraction of a fraction of her life's work."

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  1. Speaking of dead links, what happened to the suck.com archives? All that’s there are smutty porn links.

  2. No mention of agent 86? Sorry about that chief.

  3. I remember the Baltimore City Paper as being a less resentful cousin to the Washington City Paper. The DC version always had a lot of New York envy that I don’t remember in the Baltimore paper, then again I pretty much stopped reading that DC rag ten years ago.

    The crowning achievement of the DC City Paper I think was Joe Sasfy’s article ‘When Fiddles Rang,’ (circa 1990) about the country & bluegrass scene in DC in the 40’s through the 60s. An absolutely fantastic & thorough article. He should have gotten a Pulitzer for that. I wish I still had a copy of it but mine got soaked.

  4. this sucks!:

    I guess that means that we’ll never get another reference to “the late, lamented Suck.com”.

  5. Maybe Tim will make a copy of the CDs he has the site stored on. I think he was the keeper of that flame, anyway.

  6. Yes, 2005 was indeed the year of the dead but I noticed that the list didn’t include Wayne, Corrine, Carl, Buddy, Muffin, Bob (whose wife always noted that he wasn’t properly house trained), Glen…..

    They were also lesser known.

    Changeling was cool though.

  7. I remember the Baltimore City Paper as being a less resentful cousin to the Washington City Paper. The DC version always had a lot of New York envy that I don’t remember in the Baltimore paper

    That pretty well holds true for all things Baltimore vis-a-vis their DC counterparts. Baltimore is just way cooler and a lot more fun. *sigh* Man it sucks being stuck in DC when you know just how much fucking better life is just 35 miles up the damn road.

  8. Man it sucks being stuck in DC when you know just how much fucking better life is just 35 miles up the damn road.

    Yeah, and that even goes for Frederick County, too.

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