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    RIP Vic Chesnutt

    I knew the man.
    I think he was second only to Dylan as a songwriter.

    He had been in a coma after taking an overdose of muscle relaxants earlier this week, said the spokesman, Jem Cohen.

    Mr. Chesnutt had a cracked, small voice but sang with disarming candor about a struggle for peace in a life filled with pain. A car crash at age 18 left him partly paralyzed, and he performed in a wheelchair.

    The accident, he has said, focused him as a songwriter, and it became the subject of some of his earliest recordings. “I’m not a victim/Oh, I am an atheist,” Mr. Chesnutt sang in “Speed Racer,” from his first album, “Little,” produced by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and released in 1990.

    In a recent interview on the public radio show “Fresh Air,” he told Terry Gross: “It was only after I broke my neck and even like maybe a year later that I really started realizing that I had something to say.”


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    RIP


    Which is grand irony for he that was an atheist. But i wish him well on his journey anyway.
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    Damn shame..

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