03.21.2010 11:18 AM

Mark Linkous, R.I.P.

A fortnight after the fact, while in NYC this week, I heard that Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse had killed himself. He shot himself in the heart on March 6, near a friend’s house.

Linkous’ music was arresting, and shambolic, and attracted the attention of everyone from Tom Waits to Iggy Pop. He struggled with drugs and mental illness for most of his life.

Here’s one of Mark’s better-known tunes, ‘Someday I Will Treat You Good.’ Sleep well.


  1. I hate music says:

    Sad. His simple arrangements and shambolic psychedelia were pretty moving and always interesting.

    This is one of my faves of all time:

  2. Squiggy says:

    Probably tired of hearing punk rock noise…..It happens to the best of them

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