January 13, 2010


Indie rock star Jay Reatard was found dead today around 3:30 a.m. at the age of 29.  No cause of death has been reported. 

In an attempt to promote his magazine's cover story on Reatard, the editor of Death + Taxes commented on BrooklynVegan.com saying:
I'm the editor of the Death+Taxes magazine. Jay Reatard is our current on-stands cover story and I had the opportunity to spend some time with him this fall.
He was a great talent and his passing is a big loss to the music world. We'll continue to celebrate Watch Me Fall as one of the best records of 2009 and remember him fondly.
He was honest and revealing in his cover story, and we appreciate the special access we were given to one of the great songwriters of our generation.
If you'd like to join us in remembering him, you can read the cover story here: http://www.deathandtaxesmagazine.com/?p=1445
The crass timing of the comment incensed several anonymous commenters who stated:
i love how the editor of Death+Taxes magazine just used this as a way to promote their publication. stay classy.
To all the people either making jokes about his death or speculating on the cause go fuck yourself you are seriously the scum of the earth.
 Same goes for you Death & Taxes Editor, using this to promote your mag is disgusting.
We at chrysler5thavenue.blogspot.com find theeditor's of Death + Taxes statement to be tasteless and inappropriate.

UPDATE (7:21pm EST):  The R.I.P Jay Reatard bebo skin has surpassed 1000 downloads.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think that editor actually killed jay reatard? So that he could whore out his death to promote his stupid magazine?