Friday, May 25, 2007

RIP, BRADLEY NOWELL

Bradley Nowell died 11 years ago Friday, and perhaps your response is: Who?

The musician and singer fronted a little band called Sublime. The band from Long Beach, Calif., smashed punk and reggae into something delicious; its CD, Sublime, was a mainstay in our soundtrack, especially while we were creating a magazine with Mike Wingo.

Nowell was already long gone by then. Sublime's major-label debut was released a couple months after he was found dead of a heroin overdose. Another sweet little Pisces man, laid low by smack. What a waste.

What I really wanna say is there's just one way back.
And I'll make it,
But my soul will have to wait.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Feeling nostalgic, Ron? I remember walking into the "print wing" of the building and hear Sublime quite often.

I miss those days- great. No I'm nostalgic too.