Category Archives: we are the dead

philip seymour hoffman is dead

boom mic

The job of Best Actor Alive is currently unfilled. What a Shame. Obit.

cute band alert

Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers, whose Phil died earlier this month.

on your sleeve

Police and Thieves

Police and Thieves. Junior Murvin, who died yesterday at age 64. 1976.

If for some reason you’re only familiar with the title track to the above LP via The Clash’s way inferior cover, take a few minutes and marvel at the original.

lou reed is dead


Rock and Roll game-changer and legendary grouch Lou Reed (pictured above with some old collaborators of his) died today at age 71. Here’s an obit from Reed’s hometown newspaper.

karen black is dead

Nicholson directs

Jack Nicholson directs Karen Black, who died Thursday at age 74, in Drive, He Said. 1970.

Drive, He Said


Above, with Barbara Harris in Nashville (Altman. 1975.) and below, in Family Plot (Hitchcock. 1976.)

Family Plot

dig the critics

Other Voices

Playboy. February 1972.

See ya, Ray.

george jones is dead

George Jones

Country legend George Jones died today at age 81.

richie havens is dead

Richie Havens

Woodstock opener and showstopper Richie Havens died today at age 72.



Storm Thorgerson, who designed the image above and dozens of other iconic record sleeves, died Thursday at age 69.

jonathan winters is dead

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters (pictured above in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World) died yesterday at age 87.

If you haven’t heard it, check out the interview that Marc Maron conducted with Winters a few years ago. It’s going to be reposted for free over the weekend.