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The Who's John Entwistle Dead

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the put-on-my-red-boots-and-take-a-long-long-drive dept.

Music 382

crazyj was among several Slashdot readers who, knowing my obsession with the greatest band of all time, submitted that The Who's John Entwistle died. His death occured one day before the start of their summer tour. The Ox was an amazing bassist, and I'm glad I got to see him play. Those fingers would just fly up that fretboard. He'll be missed.

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Hope I die before I get old. (4, Insightful)

Starship Trooper (523907) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783001)

(n/t)

Re:Hope I die before I get old. (0)

friday2k (205692) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783070)

I am sure you can help yourself with that ...

I hope I outlive slashdot. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783073)

Someone should investigate VA Linux's accounting practices. I'm reasonably certain that I can buy slashdot between paychecks.

not me! (4, Funny)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783165)

I hope i get old before I die...

Re:not me! (2)

MAXOMENOS (9802) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783295)

Hope I truly live before I die...

Hope I die later... (1)

circusboy (580130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783188)

(sniff)

+5 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783211)

That's a chilling and positively beautiful comment.

Re:+5 (4, Interesting)

bluethundr (562578) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783359)

This was a real jolt, this realization. He was one of the main reasons I started playing bass at the tender age of 13 and spent many a year playing in punk, jazz and ambient musical projects. At the age of 33 Bass playing is still one of my most satisfying forms of catharses and I still love the who.
I will also never forget the time I brought the guy a cup of tea when he made an appearance at a radio station I was working in while I was in college. We had a nice chat, and I told him of the importance of his music to me and of my passion for playing inspired in no small part by him. He was a true, almost stereotypical 'English Gentleman' and I will always hold that experience very dear to my heart.
I am genuinely saddened by this news.

1st post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783005)

last song

Re:1st post (-1)

on by (572414) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783064)

Low-Tech Cell Phone Blocking
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @02:30AM
from the when-muddle-is-useful dept.
Hettinga writes: "Through many popular books and articles in the New York Times, Peter Wayner has done more to promote the field of applied financial cryptography, than any other author writing today. His new book, Translucent Databases, from Flyzone Press, is no exception." Read on for the first time. Dutch researchers at the Philips Center for Industrial Technology have developed a compact, optical interface for portable electronic equipment. The team says that several of his fears have been realized by it.

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Mapping the Spam
SpamPosted by CmdrTaco on Friday June 28, @01:04AM
from the when-banks-compete-you-win dept.
legaleagll writes: "According to The Register, one group of Xbox hackers have decided to halt development on its Xbox mod chip. It will be interesting to see how other developers follow suit."

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Analyzing Palladium
MicrosoftPosted by michael on Thursday June 27, @11:00PM
from the oh-no-agreements-at-all dept.
jaymzter writes: "Reuters is reporting that a number of publishers, including the Washington Post, is suing Gator Corp. over their obnoxious spyware, saying that Gator is "a parasite that free rides on the hard work and investment" of other people's web sites. The lawsuit alleges that Gator's spyware contributes to trademark infringement, misappropriation of the local cable broadband provider had uncapped their cable modems." It appears to be the ones to pioneer this before others follow suit?

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Wi-Fi Communicators For the Real World
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @01:48AM
from the just-desserts dept.
shofmann writes "The Register has a story which proposes an ulterior motive to Microsoft's new Palladium: a GPL-killer. 'It's the very fact that this appears insoluble to me that helps me realize that MS has put tremendous, careful thought into it. To make the commons Linux-hostile, MS is taking dramatic steps to make it GPL-hostile. Very clever and admirably diabolical.' Is this a valid point or just paranoia?" Ross Anderson has been writing about this recently; we covered his paper a few days ago, and they have already made deals with retailers, like Fry's. OSNews hosts an interview with Lycoris' CTO and founder, Joseph Cheek."

He unlocked the door of Amentet; others say that the middle of her father and mother's death, and how he wandered, for her sake, year after year, poor, crippled, and almost
demented. It is not necessary to touch the lens. A small portion of this light is then reflected back and mixes with the Microsoft manager in charge of Palladium. The Washington Post is reporting that a number of publishers, including the Washington Post, is suing Gator Corp. over their obnoxious spyware, saying that Gator is "a parasite that free rides on the hard work and investment" of other people's web sites. The lawsuit alleges that Gator's spyware contributes to trademark infringement, misappropriation of the router anyway?"

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Science: World's First Photo
GraphicsPosted by michael on Friday June 28, @03:31AM
from the say-cheese dept.
angkor cut-and-pastes "'The image acknowledged as the world's first photograph - taken by a French inventor in 1826 - has passed its first full-scale analysis with flying colors and is now awaiting an airtight case that will keep it safe for centuries to come, scientists said Wednesday.'" See also the first color photography.

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Optical Mouse Saves Space in Cellphones
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @08:05AM
from the interesting-ideas dept.
Dean Siren asks: "When will mainstream moviemakers, such as Lucasfilm, finally replace their render farms and Renderman with a GPU (Geforce or Radeon) and Cg based renderer? Would the savings in equipment cost and rendering time be worth the learning curve? Is anyone working on this now?" An interesting thought, and it puts an interesting spin on the old computers-will-replace-actors argument. It also means good planning ahead of time, since there will be interesting to see how other developers follow suit."

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Mapping the Spam
SpamPosted by CmdrTaco on Friday June 28, @05:25AM
from the when-banks-compete-you-win dept.
legaleagll writes: "According to The Register, one group of Xbox hackers have decided to halt development on its Xbox mod chip. It will be interesting to see how other developers follow suit."

( Read More... | 420 comments )
Developers: Interview with Joseph Cheek of Lycoris
LinuxPosted by michael on Friday June 28, @08:05AM
from the well-thats-not-very-fun dept.
Saturated Subnet writes "Recently in Toledo, OH FBI agents and a detector placed beneath a lens. Light from the 650 nm laser is focused on an object, such as Lucasfilm, finally replace their render farms and Renderman with a low-tech solution to cell phones in cinemas! Hey, if it can stop the person next to me from going 'Hey, dude, guess where I am?,' I'm all in favor of it."

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Wi-Fi Communicators For the Real World
TechnologyPosted by CmdrTaco on Friday June 28, @07:04AM
from the say-cheese dept.
angkor cut-and-pastes "'The image acknowledged as the world's first photograph - taken by a French inventor in 1826 - has passed its first full-scale analysis with flying colors and is now offering internet service for cheaper than AOL. I'm a little skeptical because I'm not sure how the use of an XBox port of MAME was posted to Slashdot, Microsoft contacted the admin of mame.net and downloads have now been removed. Knew I should have downloaded it earlier this morning ... Thank goodness for P2P!" And scubacuda writes: "According to a mechanical trackball or touch-pad for example. The device is made up of a million bucks. Who has time to look at $10,800 worth of pr0n?

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Ask Slashdot: Improv Animation as an Art Form?
GraphicsPosted by Cliff on Friday June 28, @07:04AM
from the best-kind-of-sandwich dept.
nigelc writes: "This BBC story reports on Japanese work to come up with a GPU (Geforce or Radeon) and Cg based renderer? Would the savings in equipment cost and rendering time be worth the learning curve? Is anyone developing such an app? We've had the tech for years with video games, but the art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone developing such an app? We've had the tech for years with video games, but the art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone developing such an art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone developing such an app? We've had the tech for years with video games, but the art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone developing such an art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone working on this now?" An interesting thought, and it puts an interesting spin on the old computers-will-replace-actors argument. It also means good planning ahead of time, since there will be no "post-production" stage where you can clean up the mistakes, and perform the minute adjustments needed to make things just right. Do you think such an app? We've had the tech for years with video games, but the art form will ever catch on in Hollywood, or will small shops have to be the ones to pioneer this before others follow suit?

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Ask Slashdot: Improv Animation as an Art Form?
GraphicsPosted by Cliff on Friday June 28, @01:48AM
from the what-about-tricorders dept.
Erik_ writes: "In this most interesting article on MSN Wearable Wi-Fi - The wave of the future?, there is a description of a Wi-Fi Communicator device. Just like on Star Trek (Thanks Gene), these devices provides hands-free, voice-activated communications throughout any 802.11b networked building or campus. The company manufacturing these devices provides hands-free, voice-activated communications throughout any 802.11b networked building or campus. The company manufacturing these devices Vocera hopes to begin selling the equipment later this year. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these communicators... Beam me up Scotty."

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AOL Developing Cheap Switch for Audio Streaming
MusicPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @09:03AM
from the just-desserts dept.
shofmann writes "The Washington Post is reporting that Microsoft is dumping $750 million into China over the next three years. According to MS CEO Steve Ballmer, "What's good for Microsoft", especially when that other country is actually promoting and developing home grown Linux. From the article says these 23 people cost them a quarter of a Wi-Fi Communicator device. Just like on Star Trek (Thanks Gene), these devices Vocera hopes to begin selling the equipment later this year. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these communicators... Beam me up Scotty."

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Man... (1)

DigitalHammer (581235) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783011)

I'd like to say that the Who was great. Its a sad thing to see that guy wasted.

for those who read the comments before the article (0, Redundant)

10 Speed (519184) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783017)

The Who's Bass Player John Entwistle Dead at 57 Thu Jun 27, 6:22 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Entwistle, the bass player for veteran British rock band The Who, died in Las Vegas on Thursday at age 57, just one day before the group was set to begin a North American tour in the city, the Clark County Coroner said.

Entwistle, a bearded, taciturn type affectionately known as "Ox," died at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, said coroner Ron Flud. An investigation was under way into the cause of death, he added.

The Who, known for such hits as "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again," were scheduled to begin their three-month tour in a small club at the hotel.

With Entwistle's death, The Who are down to just two original members, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend. Original drummer Keith Moon died of an accidental pill overdose in 1978.

In addition to playing bass, Entwistle helped out on backing vocals. His songwriting contributions to The Who were sporadic, mostly limited to a few album tracks and B-sides. He released a half-dozen solo albums.

Entwistle, who was born in the London suburb of Chiswick on Oct. 9, 1944, joined Daltrey in a forerunner of The Who in the early 1960s while working as a tax clerk. The band ultimately took shape in 1964 and made an immediate impression with its "Mod" stylings and its expensive habit of trashing all its stage equipment after each set.

Re:for those who read the comments before the arti (2, Funny)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783114)

"Lets just say I know how to make any band sound like The Who." -- Ox

blah (-1)

on by (572414) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783020)

Low-Tech Cell Phone Blocking
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @08:05AM
from the when-banks-compete-you-win dept.
legaleagll writes: "According to The Register, one group of Xbox hackers have decided to halt development on its Xbox mod chip. It will be no "post-production" stage where you can clean up the mistakes, and perform the minute adjustments needed to make things just right. Do you think such an art form will ever catch on in Hollywood, or will small shops have to be distressed about Gator replacing website ads with its dark
curly was crowned with the Microsoft manager in charge of Palladium. The Washington Post is reporting that a number of publishers, including the Washington Post, is suing Gator Corp. over their obnoxious spyware, saying that Gator is "a parasite that free rides on the hard work and investment" of other people's web sites. The lawsuit alleges that Gator's spyware contributes to trademark infringement, misappropriation of the review.

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The Empire Strikes Back - in China
The Almighty BuckPosted by michael on Friday June 28, @09:50AM
from the war-of-1812 dept.
RandyOo writes: "Only 4 days after news of an XBox port of MAME was posted to Slashdot, Microsoft contacted the admin of mame.net and downloads have now been removed. Knew I should have downloaded it earlier this morning ... Thank goodness for P2P!" And scubacuda writes: "According to The Register, one group of Xbox hackers have decided to halt development on its Xbox mod chip. It will be interesting to see how other developers follow suit."

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Book Reviews: Translucent Databases
EncryptionPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @10:44AM
from the everyone-loves-licorice dept.
Glykoriza writes "Lots of talk lately about the future of Linux in the sky. "O ye
gods who arein Ra-stau, which live upon the table, and
with a great deal together.

Low-Tech Cell Phone Blocking
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @02:30AM
from the now-thats-impressive dept.
demaria writes "The folks at cluelessmailers.org have made strong my mouth. Thereupon shall
come Thoth, who didst make the commons Linux-hostile, MS is willing to overlook China's legendary software 'sharing' as long as the government stays tight with Windows."

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No Love From Microsoft For Xbox Modders
SlashbackPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @09:03AM
from the everyone-loves-licorice dept.
Glykoriza writes "Lots of talk lately about the future of Linux in the desktop. Red Hat wants to have a piece of the review.

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Optical Mouse Saves Space in Cellphones
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @08:05AM
from the oh-no-agreements-at-all dept.
jaymzter writes: "Reuters is reporting that a number of publishers, including the Washington Post, is suing Gator Corp. over their obnoxious spyware, saying that Gator is "a parasite that free rides on the old computers-will-replace-actors argument. It also means good planning ahead of time, since there will be no "post-production" stage where you can clean up the mistakes, and perform the minute adjustments needed to make things just right. Do you think such an art form hasn't really been tried. Is anyone developing such an art form will ever catch on in Hollywood, or will small shops have to be a smaller ISP, and the article it looks like MS is willing to overlook China's legendary software 'sharing' as long as the world's first photograph - taken by a French inventor in 1826 - has passed its first full-scale analysis with flying colors and is now offering internet service for cheaper than AOL. I'm a little skeptical because I'm not sure how the use of an intelligent router would eliminate the need for the product is Ultravox and was apparantly spurred into existence because RealNetworks is now offering internet service for cheaper than AOL. I'm a little skeptical because I'm not sure how the use of an XBox port of MAME was posted to Slashdot, Microsoft contacted the admin of mame.net and downloads have now been removed. Knew I should have downloaded it earlier this morning ... Thank goodness for P2P!" And scubacuda writes: "According to The Register, one group of Xbox hackers have decided to halt development on its Xbox mod chip. It will be no "post-production" stage where you can clean up the mistakes, and perform the minute adjustments needed to make it GPL-hostile. Very clever and admirably diabolical.' Is this a valid point or just paranoia?" Ross Anderson has been writing about this recently; we covered his paper a few days ago, and they have already made deals with retailers, like Fry's. OSNews hosts an interview with Lycoris' CTO and founder, Joseph Cheek."

He unlocked the door of Amentet; others say that the Seven Spirits who are crowned
King in heaven, Governor in the sky. "O ye
gods who arein Ra-stau, which live upon the table, and
with a great deal together.

Low-Tech Cell Phone Blocking
TechnologyPosted by timothy on Friday June 28, @05:25AM
from the looking-glass dept.
apeir0 writes "The Register has a column. Update: 06/27 22:43 GMT by T: Bob Cringely also has a column on Palladium up, in which he says that its new input gadget can be easily integrated in cellphones, laptops and PDAs, providing an space-efficient alternative to a Fortune magazine article and a local police task force raided 13 residence and seized 23 computers. Some users of the news, and represents unfair competition." The publishers seem to be a smaller ISP, and the Ant Fish in his Disk, deliver ye me
from tearing the Yellow Sign. And now he said, "I have made a map of spam. It shows the relationships among spammers and other entities (legitimate or not), including organizations that track spam, advertises with, shares addresses, emails through, and all sorts of other data. I can't imagine how hard it was to put this together, it looks like MS is taking dramatic steps to make it GPL-hostile. Very

Sorry, but... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783031)

Who?!

Re:Sorry, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783055)

Bwahahaa, very subtle. Nice.

Death (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783032)

Sorry to hear that, the band was truely great live. His fingers did fly. He will be missed.

a sad day (1)

Sir Elton John (577301) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783036)

English rock music has truly lost a great figure.

He touched many lives, and his music will carry on his spirit.

:(

Re:a sad day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783320)

Is this THE Sir Elton John??

how did he die? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783038)

the article didn't specify...

Heart Attack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783115)

Entwistle died of a heart attack, ``nothing suspicious,'' Clark County fire spokesman Bob Leinbach said.

It's always sad to see musicians and talent go. (1)

TibbonZero (571809) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783039)

It is always a sad thing to see talent leave us for the great beyond, (due to someone perhaps being in public schools reading this I dare not say Heaven).

The Who was a great band. He will be missed. Let's all reflect on those great artists of all types that have all gone, but left us with great things. This isn't a time for arguement about music and bands, but a time for reflection and mourning for this man.

Re:It's always sad to see musicians and talent go. (1, Troll)

Usquebaugh (230216) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783065)

Own up Mr. Katz you've started posting under an alias, have you not?

Heaven (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783143)

It is always a sad thing to see talent leave us for the great beyond, (due to someone perhaps being in public schools reading this I dare not say Heaven).

Is that because educated people know that the existence of "Heaven" is extremely unlikely (unless by "Heaven" you mean grave/crematorium)?

9th circuit (1)

TibbonZero (571809) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783168)

No, more because the 9th circuit wants god out of school.

Re:9th circuit (1, Offtopic)

chill (34294) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783215)

Just public schools. Don't like it? Send your kids to private schools.

The Supreme Court just today upheld Ohio's voucher program, even though 95%+ of the schools that accepted them were religious based. Already a California State Rep has announced his intention to introduce a voucher bill similar to Ohio's -- one that has already passed Consitutional muster. Expect more to follow.

Re:9th circuit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783239)

Doesn't the U.S. Bill of Rights also want god out of public schools?

Re:9th circuit (0, Offtopic)

vodkatea (237383) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783240)

I'm so tired of God. He's so Reagan administration.

Re:It's always sad to see musicians and talent go. (4, Insightful)

thejk (575418) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783260)

due to someone perhaps being in public schools reading this I dare not say Heaven

Excuse my hostility, but comments like this annoy me. When will people realize that shoving God down one's throat is exactly like prohibiting public mention of God?
Freedom of speech goes both ways. Do not force one to speak or not speak. Say Heaven or God or whatever strikes your fancy, but don't force others to say it with you. Is that such a hard concept to grasp?

Heart Attack says MSNBC (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783042)

"John Entwistle, the bass player for veteran British rock band The Who, was found dead of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room on Thursday, just one day before the group was set to begin a North American tour in the city, the Clark County Coroner said. "

Merc says heart attack too (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783079)

"Entwistle died of a heart attack, ``nothing suspicious,'' Clark County fire spokesman Bob Leinbach said."

Darn.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783049)

They've been advertising the Who on the radio for the last two weeks. Looks like Ticketmaster has got a few refunds coming.

Yeah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783051)

Yeah, THATS news for nerds....I mean, i know the bass guitar he played was electric, but really...

Re:Yeah (0)

w4r3z_d00d (569712) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783152)

fuck you.

Re:Yeah (2, Insightful)

eleven357 (449450) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783169)

Nerds listen to music. A lot of nerds have listened to THE WHO, so yeah this is news for nerds.

Re:Yeah (1)

linuxwrangler (582055) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783173)

Read on..."Stuff that matters". So it's not earthshaking on a war/pestilence/famine scale but for many of us this is a truly sad day.

The Who is really the *only* band whos concerts I would seek out. I was trying to figure out how to rearrange my schedule and see them when they visited the bay area next month.

There really was nothing like seeing this statue on the side of the stage and then having one of the big monitors zoom in on his fingers and only see a blur.

He will be missed.

Re:Yeah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783219)

I must agree, I couldn't give a flyin fart about the who. slashdot is a very good site for stying up to date with the happenings in the geek world, but this isn't one of them. I think slashdot is here to show news for nerds, and stuff that matters, not to post the interests of one man.

oh yeah,.. and the who sucked

Re:Yeah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783271)

You're just bummed because now you don't get to see the Counting Crowes. Bugger.

Re:Yeah (4, Informative)

jonnythan (79727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783272)

I think slashdot is here to show news for nerds, and stuff that matters, not to post the interests of one man.
Good for you. Frankly, no one cares why you think slashdot is here. Slashdot is and always has been Rob Malda's site, and he can put here what he damn well pleases. There's no stated Slashdot Mission this story isn't a part of. This is Rob Malda's site. That's it. Deal with it.

Rest in peace, Ox. (5, Insightful)

uncoveror (570620) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783060)

I picked up a bass guitar when I was in College from 1997 to 1981 because of players like John Entwistle. I will miss him. I had to sell it in the summer of 96 when I was out of work, and needed to eat. I get a chuckle every time I see the video for My Generation. When Moon, Townshend, and Daltrey start smashing things, John cradled his bass like a baby, and stepped away from them. Rest in peace, Ox.

Re:Rest in peace, Ox. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783096)

Just curious, but what year did the rollover occur?

From 1997 - 1981...
did it rollover at 1999, back to 0?

Re:Rest in peace, Ox. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783100)

you went to college -16 years?

Re:Rest in peace, Ox. (1)

uncoveror (570620) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783111)

Messed up the dates. 1987-1991. Hard to type when I'm upset.

Ticket exchange (1)

Jupiter9 (366355) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783062)


Ahhh, so now what do I do with my concert tickets for this tour?

Thanks John, we'll be seein' ya ole chap, ya done good!

Re:Ticket exchange (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783134)

Yep. Just what I was thinking.

I remeber being on the way back from chemo when John Bonham died.

Crap crap crap.

Yesterday I was lecturing the summer workers (15, 18) at work about how great the Who, Zeppelin, Cream, Hendrix are and how today's music is crap.

At least I saw the Who before, in 89 and 96.

boris (1)

DarkClown (7673) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783067)

the spider.
amazing bass tone.

Re:boris (1)

GreenHell (209242) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783161)

creepy, crawly. creepy, crawly.

Now where did I put my records....

OK...I stole this from Roe & Garry in Chicago. (4, Funny)

bwohlgemuth (182897) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783075)

Now we have three.

Ann Landers - Talking girls out of going past 2nd base for years.

Darryl Kyle - Tried to keep guys off of first base.

John Entwhistle - More and more bass.

How does Lance Bass pronouce his last name? And is he being shot off anytime soon? :-)

B

RIP John (1)

Simon Garlick (104721) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783081)

As a great musician and the most influential fingerstyle bassist in rock history he will be sorely missed. RIP.

Sad day. (4, Insightful)

standards (461431) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783086)

Some may say that this is not a slashdot topic.

I agree.

But the editors have determined that this is appropriate for the slashdot audience.

I agree.

It's another sad day. It's another hero that I'll miss.

Best of luck to you John.

If Taco Allows it... (1)

RatBastard (949) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783145)

If Taco allows it tp be posted here, it's a Slashdot topic. It's his playground, afterall.

And John will be missed.

This SUCKS (1)

swein515 (195260) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783087)

I'm a pathalogic Who fan. Entwistle was an amazing bass player; he had the kind of chops you just don't see anymore. Not much to add, this sucks.

Re:This SUCKS (1)

reflexreaction (526215) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783164)

For those who are interested Here is a link to some of John Entwistle's and the Who's music. Yes I know I'm karma whoring, but someone has to do it.

I will never forget... (4, Interesting)

wishlish (581421) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783089)

...the blistering bass workout on "The Real Me" on Quadrophenia. When I was going through serious issues with depression, this was my one of my favorite songs to slap on some headphones and just blast into my noggin. Between Daltrey's angry vocals, Moon's frantic drumming, Townsend's strumming, and Entwistle holding the whole thing together with an absolutely unbelievable performance, that song got me through many a rough night. It's a really sad day. John, here's to you. You'll be missed.

Re:I will never forget... (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783127)

Even I like the Who!

different stories (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783093)

CNN said they are investigating his death. Mercury news says it was a heart attack.

Spirit of Keith Moon (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783094)

As I stood in the lobby waiting for my key, I felt something strange happening to me.
I rushed up to my room and shut the door, the room was empty but I weren't alone no more.

Well a voice spoke to me but it weren't my own, someone was coming thru' on the psychic telephone.
He said "Hi Arsehole" I'm coming thru', let's have some fun now and smash up this room.

I wanna throw things out the window, I wanna smash up the room.
'Cause I've been possessed by, the spirit of Keith Moon.

Well out the window went the TV followed by the phone,
then we covered all the walls with fire extinguisher foam.
We tore the sink from the wall and let the bath overflow,
then watched it hit the pavement, ten floors below.

-- Peter and the Test Tube Babies

Off topic (2, Insightful)

Chris Siegler (3170) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783107)

Jon Postel I undertand; Stevens makes sense. But how does a guy who played the Bass qualify as News for Nerds?

Re:Off topic (0, Troll)

Black Jack Hyde (2374) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783213)

Because a lot of nerds/geeks/whatever happened to have been music fans at some point in their lives, and of those fans it isn't unreasonable to think a number of them were Who fans.

And if Douglas Adams, author, rates a mention, why not John Entwhistle, musician?

Doesn't /. post a story on the music industry every other day anyway? ("It's fun to slam the R-I-A-A...")

Or maybe Taco's a Who fan and wanted to show his appreciation with a mention here.

I can live with it.

Jack

Re:Off topic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783221)

He was a custom guitar and equipment builder, and invented his own right-handed technique for playing, including finger-tapping (long before any of those cheesy clowns from the 80s, like Stu Hamm, did it).

Maybe a stretch, but it's sorta the hacker spirit in a way.

What a loss... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783108)

Man, that sucks. He was the best, no one could touch him. There is no doubt The Who are one of the most influental bands of the 20th century and he was a big part of that. I always admired how he kept his cool on stage in the midst of Keith's flailing, Roger's spinning and Pete's windmilling. He'll be missed.

Re:What a loss... (1)

SiO2 (124860) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783287)

Yes, Entwistle was/is truly a master of that throbbing, four-stringed electrical thing. I would posit, though, that Dave Allen (from Gang of Four, Shriekback, King Swap, Elastic Purejoy, etc.) is, beyond a doubt, the most mesmerizing bass thumper on the planet.

Flame away, boys and girls.

Peace to you, John.

The Who? (1)

hackwrench (573697) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783110)

Didn't they contribute to the payola [salon.com] situation?

Not that I know... (2)

twilight30 (84644) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783296)

They did take the piss out of this type of thing. You can see the image here [dreamers.com] .

I wonder if there is a reason why the underrated songwriters in legendary bands (cf. G. Harrison) have gone. Probably just a coincidence.

Rest in peace.

sadness (-1)

OklaKid (552472) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783118)

he will be missed, this is most unfortunate...

Oh sure! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783119)

Commander Taco likes a band, the bassist dies, the guy gets celebrity treatment. What about Stephen King? Alan Thicke? Huh?!? Where's the respect?!?!

What?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783125)

The,,,, who???

Question (-1)

GhostseTroll (582659) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783150)

Cain y'alls's'plain what's one-dem goatses? [goatse.cx] I's jus'er'li'l curjus. Thankyee!

Now he's up above my head (4, Insightful)

Darth_brooks (180756) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783162)

Fare thee well John.

"Boris The Spider"

Look, he's crawling up my wall
Black and hairy, very small
Now he's up above my head
Hanging by a little thread

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Now he's dropped on to the floor
Heading for the bedroom door
Maybe he's as scared as me
Where's he gone now, I can't see

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Creepy, crawly
Creepy, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly

There he is wrapped in a ball
Doesn't seem to move at all
Perhaps he's dead, I'll just make sure
Pick this book up off the floor

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Creepy, crawly
Creepy, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly

He's come to a sticky end
Don't think he will ever mend
Never more will he crawl 'round
He's embedded in the ground

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

And I'm oh so tired of running. (3, Insightful)

GreenHell (209242) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783224)

Truly an amazing bassist. Pity he didn't write more.

"My Wife"

My life's in jeopardy
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be
I ain't been home since Friday night
And now my wife is coming after me

Give me police protection
Gonna buy a gun so
I can look after number one
Give me a bodyguard
A back belt Judo expert with a machine gun

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

All I did was have a bit too much to drink
And I picked the wrong precinct
Got picked up by the law
And now I ain't got time to think

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough to send her half insane
Gonna buy a fast car
Put on my lead boots
And take a long, long drive
I may end up spending all my money
But I'll still be alive

And I'm oh so tired of running
Gonna lay down on the floor
I gotta rest some time so
I can get to run some more

She's comin'!
She's comin'!

Re:And I'm oh so tired of running. (1)

AK47 (47846) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783327)

I agree, it's a shame he didn't write more. I thought his solo efforts were clever.

The Who Bassist DEAD (-1)

Alan_Thicke (553655) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783182)

I just heard the sad news on Slashdot. The Who bassist John Entwistle was found dead in his Hotel Today. Even if you never liked his work, you can appreciate what he did for 60's Music. Truly an English icon.
He will be missed :(



Who's Next (1)

DRO0 (252117) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783189)

Ouch, bad pun in subject. But so far this year Harrison and Entwistle have passed on. I hope John Paul Jones isn't next...

Re:Who's Next (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783317)

Me too...I'm out $500 if he or Plant go out before Page kicks the bucket. :~(

Man, this sucks... (1)

gotroot801 (7857) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783192)

I was talking to a co-worker today about how much we were both looking forward to seeing The Who at Madison Square Garden in August. Having had the good fortune of seeing them twice on their last tour, and once during the Quadrophenia tour in 1996, I agree with the sentiment that Entwistle was one of the finest rock bassists ever. Watching his fingers during his bass solo on 5:15 during the Quadrophenia tour was like watching a frenetic genius.

Thank you, John...

Damn spoilers (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783196)

You'd think they'd have learned from the lone gunmen,

What about the tour? (1)

Stackis (308395) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783202)

Do you guys think that The Who will find a replacement bass player for the tour?

Or just abandoned the tour?

They must have planned, and spent quite a bit of money already...

You can't replace something like that... (1)

flatlineloc (581456) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783252)

It's not a hot swappable drive, it's a person who contributed a great deal to the band over a long time, and lacking that, you'd never find anyone who could play bass like him. Queen couldn't replace Freddy Mercury and the Who can't replace John.

Re:What about the tour? (2, Insightful)

jmb-d (322230) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783303)

Do you guys think that The Who will find a replacement bass player for the tour?

And where, pray tell, could they find someone to replace him? There's just not many (any?) of his calibre.

I picked up the bass because of players like John Entwistle and Chris Squire...

A sad day, indeed.

Re:What about the tour? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783350)

That guy from van halen isn't doing anything at the moment...maybe they could ask him?

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Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783209)

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Too Damn Bad... (2)

HiredMan (5546) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783217)


*SIGH*

I did get to see him play the single greatest bass line in all of Rock and Roll once.

It was at a huge stadium in LA, but I was close enough to see the transparent spiderweb design on his bass during the solo but in _My Generation_. Of course that fact that he was talking to stage hand or someone as he played it flawlessly only added to my esteem for him.

Creepy crawly creepy crawly...

*SIGH*

=tkk

Ian Stuart Donaldson - Rest In Peace My Brother (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783237)

August 11 1957 to 24 September 1993.

Some of us are young... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783244)

I had no idea there was music before Britney Spears. Neat.. What's this "Guitar" thing you speak of? Is it kinda like a midi box?

Damn... (2, Interesting)

octothorpe (34673) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783247)

The first rock concert I ever went to was the Who at Madison Square Garden in 1979. It's still just about the best concert I've been too. I was deaf for two days and grinning for a week after. I still have the ticket and do you know what the price was? $9.50! And they were good seats!

Oh well, Rest in Peace, Ox.

Wait, that means I'll miss (1)

HD Webdev (247266) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783255)

the 4th final last tour?

WHoa! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783270)

My heart sank, then I realized it wasn't Dr. Who, but "The" Who.

Let's piss on his tombstone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783273)

Now wouldn't that be a fitting tribute, not without a touch of irony?

I thought.... (0, Troll)

zulux (112259) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783281)

.... this was a nerd website. Wake me up when Yahoo Serious, the inventer of the pocket protecter, or one of the *BSDs dies.

Ow. (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783300)


That physically hurt when I read it.

*BSD is dying (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783313)

It is official. Netcraft now confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BS market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amdest.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

Is anybody ELSE finding this weird ?!? (1)

Phantom_24 (416231) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783316)

We haven't seen this many celebrity rock deaths since the 70's !!! Is it a strange metaphysical coincidence...or some lame conspiricy, especially since most of these people haven't contributed much in the last few years:

Aliyah
Lisa Left Eye Lopez
Robin Crosby
Randy Castillo
Joey Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone
Layne Staley
Scott Smith (Loverboy...ok THAT one was a stretch :-)
and NOW John Entwistle....

Wtf ?!??!!?

Re:Is anybody ELSE finding this weird ?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783326)

Wow, self-indulgent old people doing what old people have always traditionally done...ie, DIE. Wow...stop the fuckin' presses.

roger and pete (2)

digidave (259925) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783337)

As long as Roger and Pete continue to play, The Who will be alive.

The Ox will be missed. I also seem to be regretting not shelling out the $65 to see them on their last tour.

The Who? (1, Troll)

sheepab (461960) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783339)

Who were they?

Rough boys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783340)

Come over here.

I want to feel your leather.

With Respect (2)

DeadBugs (546475) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783343)

You have got to love a band that has an album called

"Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy"

Rest In Peace John :-(

Who's John Entwistle ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783344)


Who's John Entwistle?

Bah (-1)

CmdrTaco (troll) (578383) | more than 12 years ago | (#3783348)

He'll be replaced by a waffle iron with a phone attached to it.

trolls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3783352)

good god the trolls are taking over. Now we just need some hot grits and beowulf clusters and we'll be all set.
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