Richard Duaine Lyons

Am I just getting old? Is this what it is like when you get old? Do I just have to get used to the fact that the people that I admire just leave?

It has just been announced that Prince Rogers Nelson has died at the age of 57. That really stinks. What will be reported far less and hurts me more is that Richard died today also at the age of 57.

Alongside Mark Hosler and Peter Conheim, he was a founder member of Negativland ... a genius collective of cut up / plunderphonic flies in the ointment of the American dream.

It always seems to be a trite and consoling cliché that people battle cancer ... Pastor Dick managed it for around 12 years. Today we all lost. Today he joined former Negativelanders Don Joyce and Ian Allen who we lost last year.

Raise a glass people!

Originally released on their own Seeland label in 1980 ...


... and a CD released on Seeland in 2002.

Deathsentences Of The Polished And Structurally Weak


Plague 22 April 2016 at 00:40  

Negativland was late night listening for me growing up.

2016 sucks.

Anonymous,  22 April 2016 at 13:42  

And what about Tony Conrad? RIP too...A strange year, very strange year.M

badgerstump 22 April 2016 at 16:06  

Tony Conrad as well? Damn, I didn't know that ... what a year this is turning out to be ...

boogerman 24 April 2016 at 07:02  

he did this with dick vaughn and ringo starr too, its a hoax

just joking. RIP to cut-up and dry comedy genius.
he also had a breif synth pop career as Lyon in Winter, check it out, its not so great though hahah

Anonymous,  30 April 2016 at 18:37  

so good!

Certifiablockhead 20 October 2016 at 00:17  

my first at sunshine...