Goodbye Sparklehorse

I’ve been travelling for a few days, so it wasn’t until just now that I came across the miserable news that Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse) died on Saturday. 

A good friend introduced me to Good Morning Spider in an art class when I was seventeen, and since then Sparklehorse songs have soundtracked many moments of my life.  For me Linkous was at his finest on his most understated, delicate numbers.  I must have listened to Maria’s Little Elbows and Hey Joe a hundred times over while writing The Girl with Glass Feet.  I’m really gutted about this news.

Comments 3

  1. Adam wrote:

    : (

    Posted 17 Mar 2010 at 6:36 pm
  2. millay wrote:

    i know, i was gutted to hear that such a talent had passed away. Vivadixiesubmarinetransmission was a sound track a couple of my formative teen years.

    Posted 17 Mar 2010 at 6:48 pm
  3. Katie wrote:

    I was really looking forward to his next album coming out in a few months. Now the anticipation is bittersweet :(

    Posted 18 Mar 2010 at 3:30 am