Monday, October 22, 2007

Lance Hahn RIP


terribly sad news out of SF with the death of Lance Hahn. Lance had a band called J-Church, was a tireless champion of the best qualities of punk rock, and was a buddy of Superchunk's from way back; it was always great to see him and though i knew he had been sick with kidney problems for awhile the news is shocking. Lance had a sense of humor about the whole being in a band thing, but took it seriously as well and i was always blown away with how prolific Lance always seemed to be even while weathering personal storms (homes burning, kidneys failing, etc). though i didn't see him often over the last decade, we miss you, Lance. 40 years old, too young.

3 Comments:

Blogger charlesglover said...

terribly sad. he was great. they just put out (yet another!) lp recently (on no idea i think). i knew his bass player of the last few years - the austin version of the band - but had not seen them play in a few years.

and to make it quasi-relevant to this blog, let's not forget this gem:
http://www.j-church.com/records/small23split7.html

you are missed.

1:26 PM  
Blogger hookfinger said...

Love that j-church/small split 7" and "Cool Guitar Girl" makes it onto a comp at least once a year. RIP

3:17 PM  
Blogger greg said...

r.i.p. lance. i just found out! i only got see them once, in chicago back in summer of '97 at this little ukranian community center that at the time was known for the odd metal and hardcore shows. the bulls won another championship that night and chicago ave was pure chaos afterwards.

poor lance though. the guy was more prolific than you mac, and that's saying something!

3:30 AM  

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