Posted in music on December 26, 2009

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Vic Chesnutt

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"I flew around a little room once." A line from Supernatural.
He was just that. He possessed an unearthly energy and
yet was humanistic with the common man in mind. He was
entirely present and entirely somewhere else. A mystical
somewhere else. A child and an old guy as he called himself.
Before he made an album he said he was a bum. Now he
is in flight
bumming round beyond the little room. With his
angel voice.

-Patti Smith dec 25 2009

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"in 1991 i moved to athens georgia in search of god, but what I discovered instead was vic chesnutt. hearing his music completely transformed the way i thought about writing songs, and i will forever be in his debt."

-jeff mangum, neutral milk hotel

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Kristin Hersh also wrote something & is taking donations for Vic's family.

Michael Stipe also publicly acknowledged the sad news.

A video interview with Vic where he talks about being a bum, Michael Stipe, dying, his new band and more, below...

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Comments (3)

it's 'dying' not 'dieing'

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 7:11 AM

Vic, rest in peace. That show at Southpaw, June 2004, was among the best I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 5:28 PM

RIP Vic. What a loss.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 1:22 AM

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