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    Default Singer-Songwriter Chris Whitley Dies

    Chris Whitley, a chameleon singer-songwriter who oscillated between roots rock 'n' roll, blues and alt-rock, has died. He was 45.

    Whitley died Sunday of lung cancer in Houston, according to his record label, Messenger Records.

    "I hope you all will mourn my brother's death, but more important, celebrate his life as Chris was all about life and living," read a message on the singer's Web site from his brother, Daniel. "I started the celebration by cranking up `Dirt Floor' in his honor."

    "Dirt Floor" was Whitley's 1998 album. He recorded 11 albums since his 1991 debut, "Living with the Law," including this year's "Soft Dangerous Shores."

    Although born in Houston, Whitley spent time in Germany, New York, Louisiana and other locations. His musical styles also wandered, touching upon everything from rock and blues to electronica and jazz.

    Whitley told the Houston Chronicle earlier this year that his eclectic genre mix reflected the myriad, searching themes of his music.

    "I'm always looking for something kind of melancholy," Whitley said. "I guess I was trying to mix these things without really knowing it. I write in a way that's more subconscious, just trying to articulate some mystery that's not obvious."

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    Man, RIP, Chris. "Living With The Law" is one of my all-time favorite albums. The guy was FANTASTIC. He'll be sorely missed...
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    So sad
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    It sucks that sometimes an artist has to die in order to remind you how great they were. I read this post back on Wednesday or Thursday and remembered that I had "Living With the Law" on cassette. I dug it out and have been listening to it whenever I'm in the car. Great, great album. I remembered enjoying it back when and then, somehow, I just forgot about it (probably because it was a cassette).

    Since I've rediscovered Whitley's music, can anyone out there recommend a couple of his other discs?
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    Din Of Ecstasy is GREAT, although it's a REALLY dark & raw album. Terra Incognito is a pretty even mix of Living & Din. Really, any of his stuff is outstanding but those two discs would give you a good starting point...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    Din Of Ecstasy is GREAT, although it's a REALLY dark & raw album. Terra Incognito is a pretty even mix of Living & Din. Really, any of his stuff is outstanding but those two discs would give you a good starting point...
    Thanks, Six. I knew I could count on you.
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    Anytime, bro...
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    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

 

 

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