Mark Linkous (1962-2010)

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.

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