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Title: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 02:05:04 PM
Bloody Hell - talk about a bad way to start the year:

http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nCID=0&H=Jay-Reatard-dies-aged-29&nItemID=31804
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 02:10:32 PM
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/music/809005-jay-reatard-dies-aged-29
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 02:16:35 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/14/jay-reatard-dies

http://www.billboard.com/news/jay-reatard-found-dead-in-memphis-home-1004059093.story#/news/jay-reatard-found-dead-in-memphis-home-1004059093.story

http://drownedinsound.com/news/4138828-r-i-p--jay-reatard-dies-aged-29?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DrownedInSound+%28Drowned+In+Sound%29
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 02:43:25 PM
http://www.jayreatard.com/

Very sad - never got a chance to see him.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Alan on January 14, 2010, 02:50:03 PM
Shit. Very very sad
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Uli on January 14, 2010, 03:09:15 PM
Sad news.  :'(
I was just about to ask what's gonna happen with the EP he'd recorded with TV last year...
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 03:11:43 PM
Did it get past the planning stage?
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Uli on January 14, 2010, 03:38:11 PM
I'm not sure, all I've found in "search" is this:
Quote
“We’re talking about me writing and recording the music, and I think [Smith] would do all the vocals and take care of the lyric writing so I don’t look like a jock trying to write poetry,”

TV / Reatard collaboration 

http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=134&csid2=844&fid1=39969
  :(
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 14, 2010, 03:43:01 PM
Tim will obviously know if this happened, but I expect he's a bit shocked at the moment. Following the tour via this site they seem to have become pretty friendly, so I'm sorry for your loss Tim.

All the very best mate.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: jock on January 14, 2010, 03:54:54 PM
Gawd ...29 years old !  sad news indeed.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Alan on January 14, 2010, 04:05:27 PM
I have to say I really liked Jay Reatard's music too and, selfishly, it's a great shame they'll be no more performances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pjoQ19u_IA&feature=related
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: DaveV on January 14, 2010, 08:24:38 PM
Wow I saw Jay with TV in Boston last summer -  :-[
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 15, 2010, 12:37:38 PM
Hi Dave.

Welcome to the forum - just a shame its for such a sad reason.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 15, 2010, 01:25:21 PM
Oh dear!

Murder? I hope this is just the routine that happens with any sudden death.

http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=31829
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 15, 2010, 02:01:15 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jan/14/jay-reatard

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/news/sns-ap-us-obit-jay-reatard,0,6267773.story
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: stencil trash on January 16, 2010, 01:41:43 PM
i am also sad about jay's death, because he was the reason why i came to garage music...
it's a bummer that after the "watch me fall" lp nothing will follow (still don't have the record but nearly every other record he released as jay reatard).
but i would never grieve mourn the death of jay in respect of his character  :-\

for the german fans here's a still unreleased interview with him from ox-fanzine:

http://www.ox-fanzine.de/web/jay_reatard.611.html
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Nick on January 18, 2010, 01:08:14 PM
What a bummer! I have been reading about Jay and have only just made friends with him on myspace. All these talented people dying young is so sad. Well anyone dying young is sad of course.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: TV on January 18, 2010, 08:34:57 PM
R.I.P. Jay. Thanks for the good times.
http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKinds/archives/2010/01/17/rock-in-peace-friends-and-family-say-goodbye-to-jay-reatard
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Fred21 on January 19, 2010, 02:22:07 PM
Looks like natural causes at least:

http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nCID=0&H=Jay-Reatards-funeral-takes-place&nItemID=31863
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Rockula on February 06, 2010, 06:04:01 PM

Drugs and alcohol. It's always drugs and alcohol. :(
http://www.examiner.com/x-31961-Chicago-Punk-Rock-Examiner~y2010m2d4-Cause-of-death-revealed-for-punk-indy-artist-Jay-Reatard
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Uli on February 07, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
Must be a "rock'n'roll disease"...  :(
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Tj on February 13, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
Real sad news this. Fred let me know about it whilst I was away.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Alan on February 11, 2011, 09:22:02 AM
Finally bought Jay's last album, 'Watch Me Fall' earlier this week - just after the anniversary of his death. I've listened to various Reatard tracks on youtube which I've enjoyed but I didn't realise just how much his sound was like the Adverts - this album really sounds to me like the missing link between Red Sea and Cast; the Pickup-esque guitar, the sudden changes in pace, his vocals, the cluttering drum sound it's all there... I can certainly see why he wanted to collaborate with TV and it's a great shame it never came about.
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Nick on February 11, 2011, 11:25:41 AM
I will have to check it out Alan. Apart from the Adverts comparisons what is your opinion on the album?
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Alan on February 11, 2011, 01:19:07 PM
It's a really good album and a bit of a grower; I bought it on e-bay for under £7 with postage so a bit of a bargain too!

Yep I had it in the car yesterday going to Macclesfield and back and it certainly helped fill the time!
Title: Re: TV's Mate Jay Reatard dies aged 29
Post by: Uli on February 04, 2015, 09:38:51 AM
Found this:
http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/656-jay-reatards-lost-legacy-five-years-after-his-death/