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The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Matt Bellinger

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Jason Heller, writing about the passing of Planes Mistaken for Stars’ Matt Bellinger:

    A basic obituary isn’t enough to sum up a life, let alone one that had as much impact as Matt’s.

    When I met Matt in 1998, I had yet to even dream of being a journalist. Back then, I worked the cash register at Wax Trax, while Matt and the other members of Planes lived in Peoria, Illinois, where they had grown up. Their singer-guitarist, Gared O’Donnell, visited Denver frequently in the ’90s to see his mom, who lived in Colorado.

  2. crunchprank Prestigious

    That was such a well written, but gut wrenching, article. I lost interest in PMFS shortly after Up In Them Guts which Matt left afterward as well. I don't know much about him personally, but apparently he was a driving force behind the PMFS material that I love and still revisit very often (their self-titled/self-released EP is my favorite EP from any band ever). And after reading this article, I feel so bad for him. Battling substance abuse and even homelessness at times? It's just, so sad. And what an awful way to leave this world. I'm thankful to this author for shedding some light on who Matt was as a person. Rest in peace, Matt :heart:
  3. SuNDaYSTaR


    Such a sad but important read.
  4. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    They're one of my favorite local bands, how did I not catch this? So sad, reading now.
  5. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    I live in the county he was jailed in, does anyone know what hospital it was. Fuck suicide. I've dealt w/ anxiety and depression my whole life. I've thought about it. Fuck it, and the more creative you are the more you can get stuck, really stuck, inside your own head...