For the past month, Gregory and I have been on an absolute Sparklehorse jag -- listening to practically nothing else. Yesterday, we even had a long conversation about Mark Linkous and the genius that he brings to his art. We googled him and found out about his past and the struggles he has endured and survived. So, it is with stunned horror that I find he took his own life yesterday. The loss to music is incalculable.
I am just numb. Mark Linkous has provided so much of the most important, profound, and inspiring background music of my current life. Such a fucking loss to us all.