Pick Your Poison: Wednesday 8-1-12
I’m very saddened to hear that Elephant 6 co-founder and Olivia Tremor Control member Bill Doss has passed away. He was 43 years old. His cause of death has not yet been announced. What’s somewhat strange about it is that I just saw him perform with The Olivia Tremor Control a couple weeks ago and he seemed perfectly fine. I suspect his friends and family thought the same thing. I think most people that die so suddenly, it’s later determined that they had some sort of body issue nobody was aware of, like an enlarged heart or something. Who knows what the official cause was, though I suspect it didn’t have anything to do with drugs or alcohol. If you’d like to attend the memorial service for Doss, it’s taking place this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. In lieu of flowers, his family is also asking for donations to Nuci’s Space, an organization that works to help prevent suicide and assist with depression and other mental disorders affecting musicians. You can click here to donate. As for what this means about the future of the Olivia Tremor Control, we will see. They were in the middle of recording a new album, so we may get a few more Doss-fronted songs in the near future. In the meantime, let’s continue to mourn the loss of another important musician and great talent. Onto today’s Pick Your Poison. Good and interesting tracks from AM, The Asteroid Shop, Dog Society, Fold, IlldotLogic and Scarlett Johansson with Lulu Gainsbourg.