Monday, October 25, 2010

Interesting People Pass

Unfortunately, my periodic listing of interesting people that have passed on has to be a double header today.

Gregory Isaacs died today of lung cancer at his home in London.

Writing in the New York Times, music critic Milo Miles called Mr. Isaacs "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae," adding that "his lustful songs are not simple seductions or sexual boasts but sensuous daydreams, escapes from tribulation that invite the listener along."

"Night Nurse" will always be awesome.

Additionally, Alex Anderson, the creator of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" has gone to the great Frostbite Falls in the sky.

I should note that unlike Hamid Karzai, Bullwinkle does not trigger my spellchecker to read an error. If that's not validation for a career, I don't know what is.

On the creation of the magnificent moose:

"There's something majestic about" moose, Mr. Anderson said in 1991. "They're macho, but they have a comic aspect, with that schnozzola of theirs. There are few creatures just begging to be caricatured."

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