Member Rara Avis
the ass-end of space
thanks lauren, only hunter knows for sure
karen, you nailed it.i've never been this shaken over a 'celebrity' death.the man was a selbstdenker, one of a kind. i can't condone everything the man did or said, but you had to love hunter for being hunter.i honestly believe we've lost one of the greatest writers of our time. his 'gonzo' journalism style was as unique as ee cummings' style was to poetry.in fact,i'd argue hunter was more a poet than a journalist. few had the savage wit,fearlessness and intelligence to write as he did. through all the craziness and wild imagery, few matched hunter's ability to tell it like it is. social commentary at its finest. but i'm not doing him justice so i'll just shut up now.
Sharon, hunter was the definition of 'free spirit', a man who laughed in its face and took life by the...horns. and if this place and all its horrors could finally get to a man like that, well, it just doesn't do much for me.i'm in shock.just been a lousy year over here and this was another slap in the face, so don't mind me.and maybe karen's right, he lived life on his terms and i guess he figured he wanted to die on them too. just hurts to see
Noah yeah he was incredible, as poignant in his ramblings as any 'serious journalists' could be, probably more so. and hunter was equally scathing of the counter culture which spawned him, that's why i loved hunter, he saw the truth in everything. and though he did his best to hide and fight the horrors of those truths, they always caught up with him. but he always moved on, until now.
i'm not a man with heroes, but he's as close as it gets