R.I.P. Seattle Friends

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I was deeply saddened today to learn that the Seattle shooting mentioned yesterday on national news involved friends I had known rather as peaceful freaks out to spread laughter and mayhem. The network of folks who might easily have been unlucky Saturday morning is large and colorful. It is a culture to which I owe a sweet and chewy chunk of my identity — a culture deserved of sympathy, not misguided accusations, through the mourning of its loss.

Sunrise following a full night of music and play remains the setting of many fondest memories, something Jeremy Martin specialized in creating. Last Saturday, sunrise brought poorly aimed death. I will doubtless shed another tear, the next time I tap the morning away through just one more track. Thank you for the smiles and laughs… we will miss you. rest in peace.

4 Responses to “R.I.P. Seattle Friends”

  1. mike Says:

    Listen to this fantastic set of stories and tunes.

    Dedicated to Jeremy ‘Dirty Jesus’ Martin

    * Play:
    * Artist: The Goa Constrictor
    * Title: FABULOUS! Radio
    * Genre: Psychedelic Techno / Pop
    * Year: 2006
    * Length: 62:04 minutes (56.83 MB)
    * Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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    Dedicated to Jeremy ‘Dirty Jesus’ Martin
    Submitted by The Goa Constrictor (not verified) on Mon, 2006-03-27 23:38.

    This show is about the life and death of our great friend Jeremy who will be missed by many.

    RIP
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  2. Morgan Says:

    Mike – what a terrible loss. I can make myself crazy trying to understand what drives people to that kind of senseless destruction. My thoughts are with you, dude, and the folks in Seattle.

  3. kate Says:

    i stumbled across your site via a misdirected link from the dreamhost wiki. i was surprised to see jeremy in front of my eyes – someone i’ve only known through the memories brought forth from this tragedy, through my wonderful circle of seattle friends, who mourn him desperately along with the hideousness of saturday’s incident. as part of this ‘network of folks who might easily have been unlucky this saturday’, and also as a human, i’ve been grappling with the aftermath of the shooting and what it will mean to all of us. jeremy was clearly a soul well-loved, as well as his fallen friends from that harshest of mornings. i just wanted to extend my virtual appreciation for your empathy and say that, wherever you may be, with jeremy and co. in your heart, you’ll always be among friends.

  4. derami Says:

    Jeremy is still missed … :(

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