The new Number 6
- Aug 10, 2005
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Another bit of my past dissipates.
Legendary concept artist and futurist Syd Mead, famous for his work on movies like Blade Runner and Tron, has died. He was 86 years old.
Mead had only announced his retirement in September. His career as a concept artist saw him work on projects like the aforementioned Blade Runner (and its sequel, Blade Runner 2049) and Tron, along with Star Trek, Aliens and Elysium. He even helped out on Gundam.
https://pitchfork.com/news/neil-peart-drummer-and-lyricist-of-rush-dead-at-67/Neil Peart, Drummer and Lyricist of Rush, Dead at 67
The legendary musician was battling brain cancer
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of progressive rock band Rush, has died, CBC News and Rolling Stone report. According to the reports, Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a years-long battle with brain cancer. He was 67 years old.
Renowned for his technical expertise and unique performance style, Neil Peart was considered by many to be one of the best rock drummers of all time. He retired from professional drumming, and Rush, in 2015. Find a statement from bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson below.
Born in 1952, Neil Peart picked up the drums at an early age and played in several bands in his native Ontario before joining Rush in 1974, shortly ahead of the group’s first-ever U.S. tour. Peart replaced founding drummer John Rutsey and would remain in Rush for the rest of his professional career, recording on every one of their studio albums save for their debut self-titled LP. Peart picked up lyricist duties beginning with the band’s second album Fly by Night in 1975.
Peart quickly gained notoriety for his powerful rock drumming. As Rush continued to record albums and expand their sound over the decades, his drumming style continued to shift as well, incorporating more percussion elements and early sample-triggering into his performances. He reached a breakthrough in the mid-1990s when he sought instruction from jazz drummer Freddie Gruber. “After 40, 45 years of playing, I wanted to push myself and open up this whole new frontier,” Peart said in 2017. “I’ve been able to do that as a lyricist and as a prose writer, and now as a drummer. You have to challenge your own limitations and your own expectations of yourself.”
That's sad news - I've never been a huge Rush fan but for a drummer Neil Peart was like a god, something to aspire to behind the kit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51089420Tony Garnett: Tributes to Kes, Cathy Come Home and This Life producer
Tributes have been paid to TV and film producer Tony Garnett following his death at the age of 83.
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Originally an actor, Garnett produced such seminal Ken Loach works as Cathy Come Home and Kes, and later produced influential TV series This Life.
World Productions, the TV company he founded, said he died on Sunday "after a short illness".
Anyone else notice how much she resembles Belinda Carlson?Carol Serling, actress and widow of Rod Serling, 91 :
I guess there is an update regarding Julie Strain: She's allegedly not dead now: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...ies-is-not-dead-film-company-now-says-1168492. I guess we'll see which news story turns out to be accurate for now. (She will die at some point, though, unless she knows the secrets of immortality.)Julie Strain, the Amazonian beauty and former Penthouse Pet who went on to star in more than 100 B-movies, has died. She was 57.
A familiar face on the comic-convention circuit, the statuesque Strain — Six Foot One and Worth the Climb was the title of her 1997 autobiography — had been suffering from early-onset dementia caused by a traumatic head injury she incurred in her early 20s when she was thrown from a horse. The fall wiped out all of her teenage memories.
A resurrection! All the more Fortean in nature for our discussions here.I guess there is an update regarding Julie Strain: She's allegedly not dead now: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...ies-is-not-dead-film-company-now-says-1168492. I guess we'll see which news story turns out to be accurate for now. (She will die at some point, though, unless she knows the secrets of immortality.)
https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion...ector-together-free-cinema-war-italian-novelsLorenza Mazzetti obituary: a survivor from war-torn Italy who took Free Cinema to Cannes
The filmmaker who came to prominence with Together, as part of the Free Cinema movement in Britain, used her art to express the trauma she experienced during the Second World War.
26 July 1928–4 January 2020.