Ex-Wilco Member Jay Bennett Found Dead at Age 45

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The Wilco fans among you may remember Jay Bennett from the Yankee Foxtrot Hotel days and his (fairly obviously tweaked-out) performance in the movie from that album, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. Bennett was kicked out of the band immediately after YFH was released in 2001.

Bennett was a tortured artist in every sense of the word, a control freak with very, very little charm. But he he did make some good music with the band, including the tracks on the Mermaid Avenue salute to the unfinished music of Woody Guthrie. It’s sad see someone destroy themselves in this manner. Well Jay, it’s over for you now. R.I.P.

I borrowed this video Yahoo!, so I can’t take credit for immediately thinking of this most appropriate line from “Pot Kettle Black”:

It’s become so obvious
You are so oblivious to yourself…

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