Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How Do You Kill a Dead Eagle?

Simple "just kill it." Any fan of Old Skull would know.

After 15 years of being caught in the cobwebs, a random memory of my cousin buying the "Get Outta School" cassette from a bargain bin (yard sale or Strawberries...the details are fuzzy)came to the front of my mind. Why this would pop up in the middle of sending PDFs of contracts to affiliates...I have no idea.

After doing a little catch up on the band via Wikipedia, my heart broke. The little boys that started this band when they were nine and ten years old are now deceased. One of them actually committed suicide this past June! Their mother and father also passed away since the days when my cousin and I used to crack up over this special treasure we stumbled upon.

Little did we know at the time, Old Skull did have some big success as a novelty band opening for acts such as GWAR, Sonic Youth, and The Flaming Lips. Read the Wiki page. It's a crazy story.

I ask that you watch/listen to the videos embedded and say a little prayer that the Toulon family is skateboarding and punk-rocking it out in heaven.

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