Like I said on Twitter yesterday (I like to imagine I’m the only person in the world with a Twitter account but no cell phone), Sky Saxon, front man for 60s garage legends the Seeds, sure picked a terrible time to die. Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon got more coverage than he did during the early part of Thursday–and then news of Michael Jackson’s passing broke, promptly becoming to the Internet what Godzilla is to Tokyo.
But if there’s one person in town who wasn’t going to let Saxon’s death go unnoticed, it’s Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave–well-known to Reader readers for his Secret History of Chicago Music strip (sorry for the out-of-date Web presence). He’s just posted a piece of artwork in tribute to Saxon at the Vice site, and their online editor, former Reader columnist Liz Armstrong, kindly drew my attention to it.
And while I’m at it, did you see Nels Cline’s remembrances of Saxon? You’ve got to dig for this stuff, but I think that’s the least we can do.