Thursday, 6 December 2007

casey calvert

"Hawthorne Heights guitarist Casey Calvert, 26, was pronounced dead on Saturday after police were called to the band's tour bus outside Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club around 2:30 p.m. and found him unconscious. The Washington Post reported that Calvert's death came one day after he and his bandmates — frontman JT Woodruff, guitarist Micah Carli, bassist Matt Ridenour and drummer Eron Bucciarelli — boarded the bus to begin their Wintour 2007 outing, which kicked off Friday night in Detroit. Police are still awaiting results of an autopsy, though some reports speculate that his death might have been caused by a pre-existing condition related to acute asthma, a theory which the band has dismissed." -
and yes, i am aware that this is somewhat old news. but i thought i'd write an entry about it now. i can't just let it slide given hawthorne heights made a huge contribution to my screamo phase ... emo phase - call it what you may. just need to clarify that i was not emo - and i think all people who do slit their wrists and people who consistently complain about their lives (or the world) in that gloomy emo manner - are attention seekers. harsh, i know.

so not only have hawthorne heights lost their guitarist but they've also lost their screamer. casey calvert is the reason why i loved hawthorne heights in the first place. i would consider hh as one of the bands with the perfect scream (quantity and the sound of the scream in itself), along with a change of pace circa '05, senses fail and silverstein. with regard to . they were also my first ever overage gig. yes, the one where i got hit with a water bottle. so yes, this is definitely some shit news for me despite having temporarily diverted from the screamo genre. check 2:15 below - eargasms.

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