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FORD
03-11-2004, 10:53 PM
NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Dave Blood, bassist for defunct Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, committed suicide Wednesday, according to a post by his sister on the band's official message board (http://deadmilkmen.com).

In a subsequent post, Milkmen drummer Dean Clean confirmed the news.

"This morning Dave Blood is no longer with us," wrote Blood's sister, Kathy. "David is my brother. Since the breakup of the band David has never really found his niche in life. My brother was a smart, clever and talented person. Inner peace has seemed to elude him for the last many years. Sometime last night David chose to end his life. He left a note that I don't know all of what it said, he was not elaborate -- but he said he just could not stand to go on any longer."

A memorial service will be held in the Delaware County area of southeastern Pennsylvania at some point in the near future, with details to be announced.

"I'll miss Dave as a friend and a bandmate," Clean wrote. "He helped make lots of folks here very happy with the music we all made together. He will not be forgotten."

The Dead Milkmen formed in 1983 and quickly rose to prominence in the college radio circuit. Their 1985 debut album, "Big Lizard in My Backyard" boasts the cult-classic single "Bitchin' Camaro," but was overshadowed in 1988 by "Punk Rock Girl," which was an MTV staple of the time.

The band dissolved after releasing "Stoney's Extra Stout (Pig)" in 1995. In late 2003, Restless/Ryko released a retrospective of early and rare recordings, "Now We Are 20," and the "Philadelphia in Love" DVD, which compiled all of the band's videos.

In recent years, Blood had stopped playing bass due to extreme tendonitis. In the mid-'90s, he enrolled at Indiana University to study Yugoslavian culture, and spent nearly a year in the country between August 1998 and April 1999. In an e-mail interview (http://www.markprindle.com) late last year with journalist Mark Prindle, he expressed interest in returning to the country in the near future.

rustoffa
03-12-2004, 12:42 AM
Sad news.Rest in peace.

LooseMenace
03-12-2004, 12:04 PM
No disrespect, but just like Cobain, I refuse to feel sorry for anyone who chooses the easy way out.
RIP, for sure, but....well, you die by your own hand, you're gonna have some trouble navigating the AfterPath, should there actually BE one...

Big Troubles
03-12-2004, 12:13 PM
R.I.P my friend. I loved the Dead Milkmen for the fact that they could turn the most serious into the most silliness. You will be missed!
"Death's Alright with Me" (when it's on Tv) has a different feel now. No?

Ally_Kat
03-12-2004, 01:14 PM
ah, my friend's gonna be bummed.

I dream of Jesus was my fave.

Jesus Christ
03-12-2004, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Ally_Kat
ah, my friend's gonna be bummed.

I dream of Jesus was my fave.

Mine too :(

Jesus Christ
03-12-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by LooseMenace
No disrespect, but just like Cobain, I refuse to feel sorry for anyone who chooses the easy way out.
RIP, for sure, but....well, you die by your own hand, you're gonna have some trouble navigating the AfterPath, should there actually BE one...

Judge not, lest ye be judged My son.

For while the Messiah does not condone suicide, neither do I condone ye judging someone if ye hath not walked in their shoes.

Have ye ever been in so much pain - not neccessarily physical, but pain in thy very soul, which made life unbearble for you? If ye hath not, then do not presume to speak for those who have. My Father and I created the perfect super computer which ye know as your brain. But like with any computer, if the programming goes wrong, the results can be disasterous. And because thy computers are part of a living thing, they are more fragile than that box of chips and sockets under thy desk.

The Messiah weepeth for His wounded children who live in this kind of pain and do not seek help from Me and from their doctors. :cry2:

LooseMenace
03-12-2004, 05:28 PM
I have not judged anyone, My Lord.
Verily, I say unto you, I have been falsely imprisoned, I have been falsely committed to the State, and I have been misunderstood my entire life.
My Mom just had open heart surgery, my Sister just had back surgery, my Sainted Grandma Powers passed away three weeks ago. My son had 5th Disease followed by a severe gastrointestinal virus - to the tune of two whole weeks of school missed.
I have been passed up for promotions because of my politics; I have worked hard for a living since my 15th birthday, yet still understand that ONE missed paycheck could result in foreclosure on my home.
My wife doesn't suck my dick often enough.

I'm still here.

Homeboy from the Milkmen couldn't adjust to "civilian life," so he skipped to the end of the chapter. Without knowing specifics, I can easily stand behind my original post.

What am I doing?!?! I don't even believe in You.