"I called home to check phone messages & there was one from my mother warning me about a dream she had. Then called back & recorded it and it was perfect, by accident we both say ‘I woke up’."
One day the world will be ready for you and wonder how they didn’t see.
MISS YOU MARK!!
"Rising from the earth
Measuring our worth
And the fog is thick and wet
Gonna get worse I bet
I’m waiting for nothing”
Sparklehorse See the Light Dreamt for Lightyears in the Belly of a Mountain
Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse performing in 2007.
Sparklehorse Tribute Album to Feature Flaming Lips, Mark Lanegan (Rolling Stone)
photos by Timothy Saccenti.
Mark Linkous, Sparklehorse.
R.I.P. Mark Linkous, you will forever be in our hearts and minds.
It’s been 4 years since Mark Linkous left this sad and beautiful world. It is now when I’d like to talk about something amazing, something that I’ve noticed all along the time I’ve been into Mark’s music and even more since he’s gone. I want to talk about the way his music gets incredibly deep into your mind, your heart and your soul, it really gets through you.
When I started listening Vivadixietransmissionsplot I immediately felt identified with the lyrics, I could feel what he was singing through the weird rusty music of his songs. After listening to his first CD over and over, I went for Good morning spider and I just could not stop, I needed more and more and every new record blew my mind.
I felt like I knew him, I couldn’t do nothing, but miss him now that he was gone and I realized I wasn’t the only one feeling like this. Everywhere I read someone talking about Sparklehorse/Mark Linkous it’s the same thing. People feels this hole in the chest because he’s not anymore with us, it is hard for everyone to accept that he won’t give us more of his music, that we won’t be able to see him performing live, but most important, we all know how he felt, everytime we listen to his music. You can almost taste the sadness, the longing and this is something I had never seen with any other musician.
It is so strange to miss someone you never met, someone you never were close to, but it is so amazing that Mark could do this through his music, this is the gift he left for us, and though it’s sad to remember his death, I’m sure he will never be forgotten.
I hope he knows, wherever he is now, that he’s so loved and will be missed forever.
On 6th March 2010, Mark Linkous departed this world.
He left behind music that continues to touch many souls from all walks of life.
We hope that he has now found peace; that he is now a ‘happy man’.
Mr Linkous, may all your days be gold…
She finally said “yes”.