By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
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By Alice Laussade
By Scott Reitz
Steve Albini. No, the legendary musician, recording engineer and music critic isn't ailing. Nor does he seem to lead an unusually dangerous lifestyle—assuming, that is, that his poker buddies aren't the type to blow a fuse and draw a weapon following a bad turn of the cards. Albini was, however, the keynote speaker at NX35 in 2010, following in the footsteps of 2009 speaker Harvey Pekar, who died the following year. We're not saying the role is cursed—but if it is, Albini may join some of his friends who are already this fucked. Odds: 35/1
Leslie West. According to Ozzy Osbourne's autobiography I Am Ozzy (which, by the way, gives plenty of reasons why Osbourne was a smart pick in last year's Death Pool, and makes for a fine holdover choice this year), West was the one who introduced Ozzy to the Bolivian Marching Powder. Diabetes has forced him to trim down considerably from his once 300-pound-plus girth, and supposedly he's been drug-free for years. But stories of his wheels-off life make it hard to believe he could ever totally leave behind the wildman lifestyle. Odds: 45/1
Oh my god. How awful. I heard this was bad, but had no idea how bad... >>Assuming they're still breathing as of press time<
I guess they thought this was funny. See, it's not. But welcome to lowest common denominator humor. Seriously, these tools at the Observer who green lit are about as funny as an old Pauly Shore movie or a Larry the Cable Guy monologue. Poorly written shock for shock's sake drivel. We can only pray for the death of the Observer (whose circulation is way down, btw). Really not funny, guys... I mean, I guess you thought it would be, right? Right?
This is a disgrace to musicians, journalists, and human life in general. Does this 'paper' not have anything better to report or write about? Does this 'paper' also have nobody better to pay than Jesse Hughey? Seriously, look around in the world today at all the madness taking place, or look in your own country, then write about that and try and make a change. Or better yet, write about some of the good things happening around the world and write about that, try and cheer somebody up. Focus on the positive instead of the negative for a change.
Has it really come down to people in North America, more specifically the US, have nothing better to fill time with and be entertained that they need to have death pools to get them through the year. How about some other things which may help you parasites of the world make it to January 2012. How about 925 million people in the world are undernourished, while in the US there are 73 million obese people. How about in the US there are 15 million children living in poverty, with almost half of them living in extreme poverty. Use your position as a writer to make a voice heard on things that matter instead of useless garbage fit for the national enquirer. We'll all die one day, that's the safest death pool to wager on. However some kids won't make it to see your age, or even learn to read your shoddy articles.
Jesse Hughey A-HOLE WRITER OF 2011 wearing your reality TV loving brain on your sleeve and flowing to the keyboard don’t justify your writing as an art to provoke conversation either. This is a world filled with much more news worthy material to cover. You are bully with nothing to print.
What a piece of s#*t this Jesse Hughey guy is! No class at all! I hope your parents are proud of you you C level half ass tabloid wanna be. Good luck getting a job for the Star or enquirer. Oh, wait, those writers actually have imagination in coming up with stories. Never mind. Just go three blocks to the left and take a sharp turn STRAIGHT DOWN!!!!!
Oh, you even put odds down. Are you taking bets? Real cute. You do have the power. Unless your boss uses theirs. Remove this, appologize, and write something real, Bitch!
let's all congratulate jesse hughey on being this week's "dick of the week"!
with the events of the last week or so, that has got to be the most inappropriate headline the observer has ever printed. go fuck yourself, jesse.
This just makes me sick! How can you list people and predict if they will die this year. It's morbid! You're sick !
Always the obvious picks - I predict all those Observer picks will live to see NYE '12
Here are my picks - read 'em 'n' grieve:
1.) Lily Allen - outrageous, outspoken, travels a lot, a Brit, covered Mr Blue Sky - either a plane crash or a gunshot wounds2.) Sir James Paul McCartney - will die in the arms of a fertile woman who will give birth to another claimant to the McCartney fortune3.) Dionne Warwick - heart attack4.) Bob Dylan - head injury sustained from getting hit by a car while bicycling in Denton5.) Susan Boyle - suicide6.) Steve Cropper - natural causes, died happy7.) Kanye West - death by misadventure during sex play8.) Queen Latifah - injuries from car accident9.) Ace Kefford - founder and former bassist of Move - lymphoma10.) Whitney Houston - renal kidney failure/brain cancer11.) Sir George Martin - natural causes12.) Phil Spector - infection from injuries sustained from botched suicide attempt13.) Jack Osborne - murdered14.) Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) - heart attack after pneumonia15.) Keith Urban - helicopter crash16.) Robert Cray - head injury sustained falling down in bathroom/shower stall17.) Courtney Love - found dead in hotel room, ruled death by misadventure18.) Britney Spears - shot by a crazed fan19.) Justin Timberlake - also shot by a crazed fan20.) Yoko Ono - dies peacefully of natural causes
To post this within days of a local musicians death (which the Observer covered extensively) is pretty tasteless. Please take it down.