Paul Hester, R.I.P.
Blogger seems to have a beef with me. It failed to post this after I wrote it yesterday (March 28th), and just ate my most recent post. Argh.
My husband called me this morning to share the sad news that the drummer from Crowded House, a great & underappreciated band (in North America, anyway), had hanged himself in Melbourne over the weekend. The more I dwell on this, the more glum I get, so I'm going to try to dispell the gloom with a little happy reminiscing about the greatness of Crowded House (and affiliated acts Split Enz, and Neil Finn as a solo artist).
All Music Guide has a great biography of Crowded House, here.