I bring you very sad news

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This Sad News

Postby Rob Zabrecky » Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:36 am

I am saddened to learn of Dave's death. He along with the rest of the
Dead Milkmen were kind enough to take a group I sang and played bass in
(Possum Dixon) on the road during the early 1990s. Night after night, city
after city, we had enormous amounts of fun. Of their many virtues, they
knew how to have a good time. Dave Blood was a true character. His
unusual perspectives, dry wit, and curious smile are indelible in my mind.
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Postby unszene » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:20 am

It was a long time ago, like 1992-93... Some freinds and i went to see the Dead Milkmen in Indianapoils. Right next to the venue was a Subway(the sandwich shop). We were going in to have a bite and i saw the guys, and about crapped my pants. I was probably about 16 at the time, filled with idol worship;) with a little hesitation i asked "hey are you guys the dead milkmen?" Sure as winter is cold in indiana, it was. They chatted a while, and they all drew pictures and signed a napkin for me. Dave drew a guy chasing after a frizbee.

After hearing the news i dug up that napkin, and remembered how open and cool they all were. no rock star attitude, i'm convinced they loved the fans as much as we loved them.

Like so many others, dave made an impression on me, made me dance, sing, and listening to those songs can help me feel 15 again, everytime. My heart and love goes out to you, Kathy.

I live in delaware county. If i may, i would feel honored to pay my respects.
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Postby zabic » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:38 am

[quote="SiviSokol"](Serbian Prayer for the Dead)[/quote]

Dylan, this is Stanislav, Sarah's husband. You and I met in Bloomington at Bogdan's place long time ago. This prayer was very appropriate, David was Serbian Orthodox at heart. Dylan, don't be a stranger, use "email" button.
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Postby William » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:08 am

THIS IS SO TERRIBLE.

I FUCKING HATE THIS.

IT'S SUCH BULLSHIT WHEN IMPORTANT PEOPLE DIE.

THIS ISN'T FAIR.

IT'S SO NOT FAIR.

I HATE THIS.

IT'S EVEN WORSE WHEN I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS LIKE THIS CAN HAPPEN.

I HATE HEARING ABOUT BAD THINGS HAPPENING TO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WHEN I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF A PLACE THEY FELT LIKE THEY WERE IN WHEN THEY DID IT.

I HATE THIS.

I'VE BEEN THERE SO MANY TIMES.

IT'S NOT FAIR.

I KNOW HOW THEY FEEL.

I WISH THEY WOULDN'T DO THIS.

I KNOW WHY THEY HATE THIS PLACE.

AT THE VERY LEAST I HOPE ALL THE DEAD MILKMEN REALIZE THAT THEY MADE THIS PLACE LESS OF A HELL FOR ME WITH THEIR MUSIC.

I HATE THIS I REALLY DO.

I KNOW HOW IMPOSSIBLE THINGS LIKE THIS CAN BE TO STOP.

*SIGH*....
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dave's gone

Postby 40footfurby » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:01 am

sad day
that it is extremely influential band!!!
they rocked so hard live!!!!
the music and the memories
live on!!!
"my best friend is a junkie sad but true
my best friend is a junkie what does you best friend do?"
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Postby kahleesaleena » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:11 am

My deepest condolences to all who love him. You are all in my thoughts. Much love to you all.
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Postby Xaquin » Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:52 am

/salute

Dead Milkmen were the background music for some of the best memories of my life.

Thanks for all the songs and the memories

you'll be missed Dave

also a few more goodbyes have been posted on a seperate board on this thread

http://www.zebuxoruk.com/phpbb/viewtopi ... b12e3bf09a
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condolences

Postby reidlosolaffub » Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:01 am

I am a big music fan, and The Dead Milkmen have brought me much joy over the years. More than any other band, their music could make me feel better when I was down. I heard about Dave last night. I still can't believe it. I had no idea he was so troubled. It makes me sad that someone who brought me so much joy, through his music, had a personal life that he had no joy in. My thoughts and prayers go to Dave, his family and friends.
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Eternal Memory

Postby SlavicEyes » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:09 am

As a fan and an indirect friend, I'm deeply saddened by his passing. My sympathy to all of Dave's friends, family and fans.

I met Dave once, through my husband at a concert in January. They had a class together at IU. I never laughed so much or so hard in my life. I also met the man behind "Stuart" the same night. It was a childhood dream come true. I did my best to hide my giddy "fanness".

As a fan, my first official memory of the Deadmilkmen was in 5th grade. Everybody in the class brought in a favorite record. There was a little quiet guy named Eric who brought in the album "Big Lizard". He played the track "Taking the Retards to the Zoo." As you can imagine, this whipped a bunch of preadolesents into a frenzy. I became a fan that very day. In 1988, I saw them in concert I never listened to hair metal again. Like many on this board, the Deadmilkmen helped me keep my sense of humor during my choatic and troubled teen years. Thanks for the great times and the memories.

Say hi to TD for me. :-)
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condolences

Postby andymack68 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:31 am

I got to know some of the guys in the band kinda well over the past couple years, and appreciated much about the DM. EDO's cantankerous engineer Mark DeMartini was also that of the DM...so we got to hear some of their freshest music while it was in progress...and the feeling was always positive. ~ Dave was part of a magical time. It's very sad to see people who are good be really sad...as many have said, the only good part is that there is no more suffering for the dear guy, he can simply rest now. peace and sympathies to you all. His was a good life.

Andy Mack of EDO
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Postby Jjoaps » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:52 am

Terrible to think that the dead milkmen are incomplete now....some of my best memories are tied to dead milkmen songs and the simple pleasure they brought to everything I did. My condolences to everyone involved intimately with dave because i know how empty it feels for a simple fan.
"Nobody really looks like themselves anymore"
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Postby valurocker » Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:29 pm

i learned about the dead milkmen in jr. high in maine. i found a ghetto
metaphysical graffiti tape under a sofa that would only play upside down. i
was hooked. eventually i learned the words to every song on every album.
the music has gotten me through the best and worst times of my life. i can
still always rely on some dead milkmen to cheer me up. daves bass lines
were so perfect. they were so indicative of that "dead milkmen sound" i
loved so much. the music dave helped write shaped who i am today as a
person as well as musician. i am so grateful for that. i was lucky enough to
have met dave a few times. i became friends with all the milkmen guys,
but it was always so special when i got to see dave. the last time i saw him
was the most memorable. he came over and was checking out my
basement which is a practice/show space. he asked me alot of questions
about myself genuinly intrested. he was joking around telling me to quit
music before it was too late. i let him know that i became a huge fan of
dow jones and the industrials and "cant stand the midwest." he said the
"bloodstains across the midwest" lp was a huge influence on him and the
milkmen. he went on to tell me how he used to practice bass in the van
plugged into a little tape recorder. he told me that he missed playing bass.
i could see in his eyes he really did. from music the conversation went to
politics which is typical for anyone that knew him. i told him i really didnt
know anything about politics but i was interested in his opinions. from there
he broke it down for me, his thoughts on the US (not favorable). how
bombs were dropping from american planes onto yugoslavia the country
he called home and spoke of fondly. he was so emphatic and
knowledgeable. i felt honored he took the time to educate me. after about
an hour and a half of the political discussion we decided we should go
upstairs where dan mapp had been waiting for us. dave told me he would
send me an email with some great alternative news webpages for me to
check out. sure as shit that night the email came. he didnt forget. he was
happy to enlighten me. such a rare trait in people. i just wanted to share
this time i spent with him. because it meant alot to me. he was so full of
strong political opinions and it was evident it really upset and angered him.
it made him an amazing speaker. he seemed to carry the weight of the
world. he seemed to personally feel the sorrow of yugoslavia. it was
amazing to me that such a funny talented man had such strong beliefs. i
will always remember him as a fan and as a friend. my heart goes out to
kurt, kathy, dean, joe and rodney. i lost my father to suicide. something i
dont tell people because it hurts. i feel your pain. stay strong.
if you cant behave you should stay in your cave
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R.I.P. DAVE BLOOD

Postby kksuck2 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:14 pm

I know I'm only a fan but I'm shocked/angry and sad.
My deepest sympothies are with the family and friends of Dave.
His music touched my life everday. I feel sad that I never got to really meet and talk to the man even though he was a regular presence on the FFA-

more to come...
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My condolances

Postby Scottiedie » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:34 pm

To all the Milkmen and to Dave's Family, my heartfelt condolances.
The Milkmen helped me get through alot of tough times including some times as I'm sure dave felt leading up to this tragic incident.
One of my fondest Milkmen memories is using Watching Scotty Die trying to piss off the folks at Wyeth labs in West Chester. I would blast it out my apartment windows when ever they would fire up the plant. Man it smelled awful. Still to this day I listen to the Milkmen and smile. Thanks you Dave, and to the rest of the guys. Be strong your fans are behind you.
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Postby Vinnie » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:36 pm

I keep finding myself on the verge of tears everytime I think of Dave's passing. I was fortunate enough to encounter Dave several times when the guys would go out on tour, and I couldn't really call myself his friend, yet I feel a profound sense of loss. I wish I could tell him how much he touched me with a few kind words, a lot of great songs, and in the way he and his bandmates made me and those truly close to me feel a part of something and a part of one another. I'd like to pass my sympathies along to his friends and family; I know he's touched your lives in ways I cannot even comprehend.

Dave, when you run into that guy with no bellybutton, I know he'll want nothing more than to make you laugh. After all, you did the same for him.

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