Jan 132011

Jay Reatard passed away one year ago today. His unexpected death shocked everyone except, perhaps, himself. “Everything I do is motivated by the fear of running out of time,” Reatard had told the New York Times several months earlier. Songs like “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” and “An Ugly Death” indicated a near-obsession with mortality. Maybe that’s why he packed 22 albums into his 29 years. Continue reading »