Tuesday, November 23, 2010

R,I.P. Ingrid Pitt (1937-2010)

Ingrid Pitt, Hammer film's favourite heroine, has died aged 73 in south London. The Polish-born actor, right, who survived imprisonment in a concentration camp during the second world war, found fame as the blood-splattered, often blouseless star of films such as Countess Dracula, and The Vampire Lovers

The Guardian, among others, did a nice little tribute

Another tribute, slightly more detailed.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I want one of these...

I don't know who Mr. Soles is, but he's one talented SOB, as demonstrated by the Lovecraft inspired Carnivian Mask.  I would happily hang this on my wall.

Carnivean Mask by ~MrSoles on deviantART

Friday, November 05, 2010

Jim Clench (1949-2010) R.I.P.

Jim Clench, best known as the bassist for April Wine, has died of lung cancer at the age of 61. Clench replaced original bassist Jim Henman after April Wine's debut album, and played with them until 1975.  In 1978 he joined BTO, appearing on two albums with them.  Rejoining April Wine in 1992, he stayed with them until late 2006 before resigning again. Clench died of lung cancer on Nov. 2. According to bandmate Brian Greenaway, funeral services are expected to be held in St. Johns, Newfoundland sometime next week.

Jim Clench was the writer of April Wine's classic song "Oowatanite", which we often play on the show and which was a crowd favourite throughout their career.