Friday, August 18, 2006

LITTLE TOY ROBOT

I have sad news to report - my friend Mike, known around the blogosphere as Little Toy Robot, has passed away. I learned about it this afternoon from his friend Lady Crumpet and I'm still in shock. I sent him an e-mail about an hour before I heard the news - The Long Winters are playing a $10 show in Chicago on Oct. 6 and I figured we could go and see it. We'd only been together face-to-face once, when he came along to see my brother perform in the Chicago Sketch Festival, but were talking about trying to get together more often. He was going to come and see the band last weekend but was unable to get someone to cover for him at work so he could get into Indiana in time. I liked his blog from the get-go and I liked him. I can't believe he's gone - he will be missed.

6 comments:

Jeff said...

What the hell? Man, this is too sad for words.

Trevor Jackson said...

That's really sad. I saw Lady Crumpet's comment here yesterday and wondered. My sympathies.

Lady Crumpet said...

Hang in there, friend. Trying to do the same. *sigh*

theron said...

I, too, figured something weird was going on after seeing Lady C's comment. I talked to Mom & Dad on Saturday and Mom told me what had happened.

It was super cool of him to come to the Freedumb show in Chicago - very sorry to hear this news, and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Justin said...

It is very sad, yes. Today I'll honor him by getting back to the business of blogging and will pretend that I'll keep on getting comments from him.

tom said...

holy shark - I had no idea.

I really enjoyed reading his stuff, too, and found his link from you.