Posts tagged in memoriam

The late David Brenner on YouAndMeThisMorning in March 2013

the obit from his hometown paper
Devo guitarist Bob Casale, who played with the group alongside his brother Gerald from the original incarnation of the groundbreaking Akron new wave band in 1973 all the way through their recent tours, died suddenly on February 17th of heart failure. He was 61.

A legend of the small screen has passed. Sid Caesar was a performer who demonstrated how comedy and television go together like bread and butter. If you laugh at your television ever, if you watch The Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, you can thank Sid Caesar for that laugh.


Sid Caesar- Professor On Archeology (by Isabel Karp)
 (via Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly - The Washington Post)
Agu, listed at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, was a defensive end from Bakersfield who was going to be a fifth-year senior next season. He arrived at campus as a walk-on before earning a scholarship last year. He played seven games last season, recording six tackles. Agu, who was called the “ultimate team guy” by Dykes, played five games the previous two seasons.
“He’s a walk-on who came here because he loved the game,” Dykes said. “He played a lot for us last season, played some on scout team. When on the scout team, he attacked that with the same vigor as he prepared for games. He’s someone who had a passion for life, loved to learn, loved to laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He’s just a special young man.”
(via Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly - The Washington Post)

Agu, listed at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, was a defensive end from Bakersfield who was going to be a fifth-year senior next season. He arrived at campus as a walk-on before earning a scholarship last year. He played seven games last season, recording six tackles. Agu, who was called the “ultimate team guy” by Dykes, played five games the previous two seasons.

“He’s a walk-on who came here because he loved the game,” Dykes said. “He played a lot for us last season, played some on scout team. When on the scout team, he attacked that with the same vigor as he prepared for games. He’s someone who had a passion for life, loved to learn, loved to laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He’s just a special young man.”

I’m grateful to have had Pete Seeger in my world.

As a Wisconsin high school kid, I got his autograph in Milwaukee after a game in the 1957 Series, along with that of many others, including Mickey, Whitey, Yogi (my hero then), Moose, Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Eddie Matthews and Lew Burdette. Getting Jerry Coleman’s was the most difficult as, in suit and tie and movie star handsome, he was surrounded by Milwaukee women.
Hang a Star on This One.
Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman, USMC

Hang a Star on This One.
Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman, USMC

This is not a peace sign in Britain.
R.I.P. Ronnie Biggs.

This is not a peace sign in Britain.

R.I.P. Ronnie Biggs.