Today came the sad news of the death of Mark Linkous, the gifted singer/songwriter who performed under the band name Sparklehorse.
His first album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, is one of my all-time favorites. Two songs from that disc are part of the Instant Dharma song rotation on Live365: “Spirit Ditch” and “Sad and Beautiful World.”
Mark struggled for a long time with depression and other health issues. He took his own life on March 6th by shooting himself in the heart.
Rest in peace.