Posted in general | music on August 12, 2008

Thurston Moore by photographer Lori Baily (more)
Thurston Moore

It pains me to have to write this post.

BrooklynVegan-contributing photographer (and friend to anyone that has met her) Lori Baily's parents were murdered in their Nebraska home this past Sunday. It was a completely random act of violence by a suspected psychopath who is now in custody.

Lori Baily is an asset to the entire music community in NYC. Whether it's checking out Thurston Moore, the 'world music' of Extra Golden or even a metal show, you'll find Lori out watching and photographing bands almost every night of the week. You saw her pictures of Iggy & the Stooges on this website yesterday. I know that her plans for this month included spending a lot of time at John Zorn's club The Stone, seeing the Melvins and checking out fellow Nebraskan Conor Oberst at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

She is also constantly helping out bands, photographers & friends in any way she can

"Lori is one of those people who will go to any means to help out a struggling artist or struggling musician. She has put us up numerous times, for free. Anything we've ever needed help with, Lori has always been a sure bet. She does a lot for free for a lot of people in the NYC music scene. We'd love to be able to return that generosity to her in this time of need."
- Brooklyn/Chicago band These Are Powers
Lori's parents were the same way. Now Lori needs our help.
You can and should send stuff to the following address:
Jennifer Lori Baily
c/o Scott Kathol
701 J. St
Lincoln, NE 68508
We also setup a Paypal account to provide donations to help Lori and her sister Heather during this terrible time in their lives. Currently on a leave of absence from her day job, her expenses will not be limited to funeral costs, lawyers, travel, rent and living. PayPal to bailyfund@gmail.com or use this button:

Speaking of her friends, she counts many musicians among them and a benefit concert is being talked about. If you're interested in helping out in any way in additon to the options above, feel free to contact us using the info on the top right of this website.

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Comments (78)

Hopefully this will set off a series of tasteful and generally respectful comments!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:16 PM

Very sad. Our thoughts are with you Lori. Hang in there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:19 PM

Whoa. My best wishes go out to Lori and her sister. This is a terrible tragedy and one that shows how sick and twisted this world can be. My thoughts are with you Lori.

Posted by kyle | August 12, 2008 3:21 PM

so sorry dude.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:26 PM

Very sorry to read this. Stay strong Lori.

Posted by adam | August 12, 2008 3:28 PM

condolences. very sad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:30 PM

Was truly saddened by this news. My many condolences Lori. Hopefully I can find a way to help.

Posted by ryan | August 12, 2008 3:30 PM

so so so sad. my thoughts are with you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:31 PM

I'm deeply saddened to hear about this news. My deepest sympathies to you. You are in my thoughts....

Posted by kathryn | August 12, 2008 3:33 PM

Damn...that's as bad as it gets. So sorry.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | August 12, 2008 3:34 PM

Lori, my condolences as well. You have me in your corner for sure.

Posted by BBG | August 12, 2008 3:35 PM

oh my god that is so awful. i'm sorry lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:37 PM

thanks BV. this was a really nice way to help Lori.

Posted by anna | August 12, 2008 3:37 PM

I am so sorry Lori. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Bao | August 12, 2008 3:39 PM

horrible to hear...sorry for the loss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 3:42 PM

jesus. i'm so sorry.

Posted by des | August 12, 2008 3:45 PM

This is awful news! Sorry for your lost Lori :(

Posted by BrYan Kremkau | August 12, 2008 3:59 PM

im so sorry to hear about this. hang in there. we all love you.

Posted by a fan | August 12, 2008 4:01 PM

Thank you for setting up the Paypal account. It'll be very sad to not see Lori at shows for a while.

Posted by Dave Park | August 12, 2008 4:07 PM

Awful awful awful. Our thoughts are with you Lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:10 PM

please let myself and my band know what we can do to help. with love.

Posted by sean bishop | August 12, 2008 4:13 PM

This truly brings tears to my eyes for the sheer unfairness and randomness of it all. I know nothing at this time can come close to giving you comfort, but just know your pain and anguish is currently in the hearts and minds of many. We wish you and your family strength.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:14 PM

Very sad...I'm so sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:19 PM

This is tragic. My condolences are with you Lori and your sister, friends and family.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:20 PM

My goodness. While I've never met Lori in person, I'm very familiar with her pictures from this site and I've been a big fan of her work - especially at the energetically charged shows like Iggy and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

I'd like to offer my deepest condolences to her and her family. My thoughts are with them in this unbearably trying time.

Posted by EF Matt | August 12, 2008 4:21 PM

Ahhhh horrible news. So sorry for your loss Lori. Too much true evil in this world. Hang in there and stay strong.

Posted by A Manhattan Not Brooklyn Asshole | August 12, 2008 4:22 PM

I guess the greatest tribute to her parents is the quality individual Lori is as an adult. She is an amazing talent and person. Condolences, sadness and sympathy seem so empty with an horrible event of this magnitude.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:23 PM

Thank you for posting this Brooklyn Vegan. I love you so much Lori and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Colonel Mustard | August 12, 2008 4:24 PM

My band and me are so sorry about your terrible loss :(

Posted by Philipp Baum | August 12, 2008 4:24 PM

This is terrible, my best to Lori and her family. People do such fucked up things.

Posted by Will | August 12, 2008 4:25 PM

My god that's awful, Lori i am so sorry, we are all here for you!!!

Posted by slob | August 12, 2008 4:25 PM

this is so very tragic... my condolences.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:26 PM

we will be thinking of you and your sister for a long time..

this community will respond and help you through this dark time

Posted by Jefferson | August 12, 2008 4:31 PM

so sorry to hear this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:38 PM

My heart goes out to you Lori! Take care!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 4:42 PM

My deepest condolences to Lori and her family. You are such an asset to this site and I am deeply saddened that your life had to be interrupted by such a random, terrible tragedy.

Posted by klaus_kinski | August 12, 2008 4:42 PM

So sorry Lori! My love and thoughts are with you!

Posted by drew | August 12, 2008 4:47 PM

horrible indeed !!
but what the stuff and the donations we were ask
to send are for exactly?
i'd like to know what i'm giving money for.

Posted by annon | August 12, 2008 5:07 PM

"Currently on a leave of absence from her day job, her expenses will not be limited to funeral costs, lawyers, travel, rent and living."

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:24 PM

My condolences to the Baily family.

Posted by Steve | August 12, 2008 5:26 PM

So tragic and heartless. Lori we are all praying for you and your family!

Posted by blackhat | August 12, 2008 5:27 PM

Lori I'm so sorry to hear this...I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by Linds | August 12, 2008 5:31 PM

painful. even to hear.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:31 PM

I was saddened to read this. My thoughts go out to Lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:35 PM

thats horrible news. my deepest condolences

Posted by a | August 12, 2008 5:36 PM

I don't know who you are, but this is sad and I'm sorry that you have to go through this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:36 PM

she was such a important person visually we should rally to help her w/ a series of awesome benefit shows from all the people she was down w/ and photographed - its only right

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:03 PM

wow. look at the post thread after kanye west's mom died and look at this one. hipsters really stick together.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:13 PM

Sorry for your loss.


So... who's still against the death penalty NOW?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:16 PM

Last night Bill, Anna, another close friend and myself went to meet Lori at Midway airport in Chicago. She somehow could smile and laugh amidst this unspeakable act. She expressed to me that she's really greatful to Dave and Brooklyn Vegan for helping. So on behalf of Lori, thanks for the help. She's going to need it for a while to come.

Today she was dealing with the police and getting ready to meet with other official people. Keep her close to your heart as she confronts her home and what happened there. With all our thoughts focused together on her we can truly get her through this and back to NYC where we're used to seeing her.

Posted by Pat Noecker | August 12, 2008 6:20 PM

much love to you, lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:45 PM

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your sister are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be surrounding you with light and strength.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:52 PM

As a follow Nebraskan, I am praying for you and your family. Thank you for all your hard work and know that there are many thinking of you now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 6:54 PM

Lori, I am deeply sorry and will be keeping you and your sister in mind.

Posted by showtrotta | August 12, 2008 7:12 PM

My thoughts are with you and your family, Lori. I hope you can stay strong and make it through this difficult time.

Posted by diana | August 12, 2008 7:22 PM

My sincerest and deepest condolences for this loss, Lori.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 12, 2008 7:25 PM

This world can be so cruel. My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to you Lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM

My deepest condolences go out to you, Lori.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 9:39 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss Lori. I will be thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.

Posted by Chris Graham | August 12, 2008 9:43 PM

so sorry Lori.
keep your head up, NYC loves you.

Posted by Sareen | August 12, 2008 10:44 PM

Awful.....my thoughts are with you and your family. You will get through this unspeakable tragedy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2008 12:53 AM

You know we're there for you, Lori.

Posted by Daniel Denk | August 13, 2008 1:28 AM

Remember to let it all flow and vibrationally connect with the many who send you their love, support and prayers for the energetic support you may need to get through this* Ahau*Venusian sista*

Posted by Laura | August 13, 2008 3:43 AM

this is horrible! So sorry for you, Lory

Posted by liveon35mm.com | August 13, 2008 6:52 AM

my condolences go out to Lori.

Posted by Mr.B | August 13, 2008 7:51 AM

In times like these words are truly in vain ...

Posted by Tibi Puiu | August 13, 2008 1:33 PM

My condolences to Lori and her sister.


At times like this, I think it's important that we think of our loved ones, as well. When was the last time we said "I love you" to our own parents?

Posted by BrooklynveganMike | August 13, 2008 1:59 PM

Man -- this is terrible. I'm so sorry, Lori -- my thoughts are with you and your family during this time. We are all there to help you through.

Hugs.

Posted by Chris | August 13, 2008 2:34 PM

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. You're an incredible photographer. Stay strong! Lots of love.

Posted by Leia | August 13, 2008 2:38 PM

No one deserves to go through something like that.

Posted by Mikayla | August 17, 2008 11:30 AM

Something as awful as this touches everyone. Thank you for letting our little photographic community know. Wishing Lori and all those connected with the family the best.

Posted by NYCArthur | September 1, 2008 6:37 AM

There are no words to express this horrible loss. My thoughts are with you and your sister,

Posted by Kitty Kowalski | September 1, 2008 9:50 PM

I wanted to write and say thank you to everyone. The response from BV and this site has helped me a lot. It means so much to hear words of encouragement. The donated money will be used for funeral and burial expenses as my parents did not have much.

Thanks again.

Posted by lori | September 1, 2008 10:18 PM

This is horrible!So sorry to hear of your loss Lori.But you should stay strong.Every thing will be all right.Good Luck!

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Posted by DELGADO18MARISSA | March 16, 2012 4:22 AM

This is horrible!So sorry to hear of your loss Lori.But you should stay strong.Every thing will be all right.Good Luck!

Posted by Προσκλητηρια Γαμου | June 15, 2012 7:23 PM

There are no words to express this horrible loss. My thoughts are with you and your sister!

Posted by Προσφορες Ξενοδοχειων | June 15, 2012 7:24 PM

so sad :(

Posted by prosfores | November 30, 2012 3:27 PM

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