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Old 12-25-09, 10:56 AM
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Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

http://www.billboard.com/news/vic-ch...04055514.story

evidently from an OD suicide attempt. great time of the year to do it, you selfish bastard.
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Old 12-25-09, 12:44 PM
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

It isn't uncommon for suicide attempts around Xmas. I like that the article is "He's in a coma" and the link is "Vic Chesnutt dies at 45."
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Old 12-25-09, 01:10 PM
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Very sad. He was a talented musician and songwriter.

to the "selfish bastard" comment.
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

I wonder if he is roasting on an open fire?
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Old 12-25-09, 02:57 PM
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

oh dude no
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Old 12-25-09, 03:09 PM
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

Who? He's not roasting on an open fire since he's not dead...he's in a coma.
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

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Who? He's not roasting on an open fire since he's not dead...he's in a coma.
Brain dead = Dead.

Persistent Vegetative State = Coma
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Old 12-25-09, 06:38 PM
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He's totally dead now, brain and all.

RIP.
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Old 12-26-09, 03:46 AM
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

Living close to Athens all these years I was very aware of his musical input, but never really got into it that much. I actually will probably remember him most from Sling Blade. He always did come across as a bit cantankerous. Still find this news very sad.
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Old 12-26-09, 06:29 AM
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

This is really sad. You can download a 6-song sampler for free from his web site: http://vicchesnutt.com/home/audio/

One of the songs from his last album "At The Cut" is "Flirted With You All My Life" which talks frankly about death and his suicide attempts. It's poignant, and in some ways reminds me of Warren Zevon's "The Wind."

"Flirted with You all My Life"

I am a man
I am self-aware
And everywhere I go
You're always right there with me

I've flirted with you all my life
Even kissed you once or twice
And to this day I swear it was nice
But clearly I was not ready

When you touched a friend of mine
I thought I would lose my mind
But I found out with time that
really I was was not ready, no no

Oh, Death
Oh, Death
Oh, Death
Really, I'm not ready

Oh, Death you hector me
Decimate those dear to me
Tease me with your sweet release
You are cruel and you are constant

When my mom was cancer sick
She fought but then succumb to it
But you made her beg for it
Lord Jesus, please I'm ready.

Oh, Death
Oh, Death
Oh, Death
Really, I'm not ready (repeat)
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Old 12-26-09, 10:47 AM
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Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering posted this on his Facebook page yesterday:
"ALOHA Vic Chesnutt (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) We met Vic during our street playing days, while visiting Athens Georgia. we traded songs in the back yard. Sweet guy; A Grande Poet. We're Very sad so know we will not run into him again in this world. But he is here in our hearts, His songs glow on like fireflys in the American night."
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Old 12-26-09, 12:01 PM
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Sorry to see that he thought this was the only option left for him. The holidays hit some people differently and harder than others.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
It isn't uncommon for suicide attempts around Xmas.
i was just reading how that is actually a myth.
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Old 12-28-09, 12:21 PM
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i was just reading how that is actually a myth.
I stand by my selfish bastard comment...

...off yourself on a random fucking Tuesday in June... don't do it around a major holiday so that you ruin the holiday for years to come for every one of your family and close friends who then become constantly reminded about your death. it's selfish.
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Old 12-28-09, 12:28 PM
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I'm in such pain that I've made the huge decision to end my own life. Better check the calendar to make sure there are no major holidays or birthdays anytime soon!
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Old 12-28-09, 03:39 PM
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I'm in such pain that I've made the huge decision to end my own life. Better check the calendar to make sure there are no major holidays or birthdays anytime soon!
Was he in pain? My friend saw him here on tour less than a year ago.
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Was he in pain? My friend saw him here on tour less than a year ago.
he practically made a career out of "failed" suicide attempts... yawn.
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Old 12-28-09, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki View Post
Was he in pain? My friend saw him here on tour less than a year ago.
The guy just killed himself. Just a guess but...yeah.

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he practically made a career out of "failed" suicide attempts... yawn.
You sure are a nice guy.
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Re: Vic Chesnutt is brain dead

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The guy just killed himself. Just a guess but...yeah.



You sure are a nice guy.
whatever. Look, I have no problems with suicide... it's your life, do what you want with it... just be sure to do it right, if you're truly going to do it for real so the collective doesn't have to pay the steep medical costs to keep you on a vent for the next 30 years. I'm just saying, have a WEE BIT of respect for your friends and family (unless, of course, they were all raging ****s to you), and don't turn an otherwise fond and happy occasion into something so morose. selfish! that's all I'm saying.
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Old 12-28-09, 05:33 PM
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you know what, nevermind. this particular thread isn't the time or place for a discussion like this.
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Old 12-28-09, 07:53 PM
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Yep, let's drop it. I think we agree on the basics here anyhow.
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If you're suffering from enough depression to actually off yourself, then you probably don't think your family and friends particularly give a shit about you.
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I wonder if they will have him cremated? They could be sing "Chesnutt roasting on an open fire...".
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Lame joke. Not at all funny, and already told on page one of this thread.
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Old 12-29-09, 10:16 AM
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RIP Vic Chesnutt
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