I have just found out about the tragic death of Jay Reatard, a.k.a. Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. According to a release by his label, Matador Records, Jay died in his sleep last night. He was only 29 years old. I had the special pleasure of seeing two of his frenetic performances last year and consider myself a huge fan. Will follow up in the coming days with a look into his short but prolific life.
RIP Jay. This guy was a hell of a performer.
Faking It (a personal favorite):
For now, check out Grizzly's post on Jay from Summer 2009.