Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tim Haslett RIP

Tim was one of the most knowledgeable and passionate people I have known. He was a very friendly guy, never pretentious and consistently hilarious. He will be missed deeply.

David Day's piece on Tim in the Weekly Dig.
From MSU State News -- Obituary.
A good post at moodmat, one on mudd up!, sQuare Productions, there is also a tribute as detailed on wayneandwax at the Enormous Room.

"Monday night, March 24, 9pm-1am, music in the spirit of Tim.
If you’re a local DJ type who knew him, come on out and bring a few rekkids Tim woulda liked.
Beat Research
Mondays at the Enormous Room with residents DJ Flack and Wayne and Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free"

A few of Tim's Pazz and Jop lists on the Village Voice site from 2000 , 2002, 2003, 2004
I'd nearly forgotten how much he loved the Pernice Brothers.

There will be a memorial service Friday, March 21st at the Friends Meeting, 5 Long Fellow Park (off Brattle, near Harvard Square) at 3PM.

There has been too much death about lately. I wish it would stop.

audio tributes start tonight after 5pm on wzbc and Brian Coleman is coming in to do a special show on wzbc from 5-7pm this coming Monday, March 24, 2008.

UPDATE: Benny Blanco's blog has some Hardwired shows archived in his entry about Tim.

1 comment:

Carl said...

Tim had a huge influence on my life. Although I knew of his great knowledge in Black Studies, it was a love of music we shared. I LOVED talking music with him. It was like we would talk in code. Both of us would talk faster and faster, excited that someone else knew the obscure tracks we were referencing, each gleaning some new musical tidbit we would explore later online. I will forever remember him fondly, and will never play a track he turned me onto without thinking of him. ---Carl Thien