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Friday, October 19, 2007

R.I.P. Slim Jak

posted by on October 19 at 12:03 PM

We wanted to make sure we gave you information about local musician Slim McCarroll’s death (He was a member of Los Hornets and the Vaccines). Since none of our staff members knew him, we are adapting our eulogy from the wonderful Kerri Harrop, who was good friends with the wife Slim leaves behind, Clare.

I had my reservations about Slim. He was punk rock, through and through, and a loyal JAK. I sure didnít want to see this tattooed character crush my friend Clare’s open heart. Those punker dudes were notorious heartbreakers.

I didnít know Slim well, at all. By the time Slim and Clare’s love was forged, the three of us girls were drifting apart. There was no animosity or drama, life had just taken us all on different paths. But, when those paths would cross, I would see how much he loved Clare. He was always respectful and kind when I would see him, and always had a complimentary word about his beautiful wife.

They fucking loved each other. More than I have ever seen in any couple.

There is something very pure and lifelong in friendships formed during your early 20ís. You become family. And, girlfriends during those years usually share an unbreakable bond. You know each otherís hearts.

My heart hurts for Clare. Her gigantic heart is broken.

As you know, Slim was diagnosed with Graveís Disease this summer. Last month, in a horrible display of lifeís capacity for cruelty, Slim was taken from this mortal coil, at the painfully young age of 41.

There are no words left to say.

Thank you Kerri, for letting us use your words to express our thoughts about Slim. We also want to tell you about the benefit show you can attend to help Clare and their two children out with the substantial medical costs they have been burdened with:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
A BENEFIT FOR SLIM JAK
with
THE KENT 3
THE RC5
TEXASS
THE MIDNIGHT IDOLS
THE EXCESSIVES
$10 - 8PM DOORS Ė 21+
NEUMOíS Ė 925 E. PIKE

If you are unable to attend the show, but still want to give to the cause, you can Paypal to the email slimbotex@yahoo.com.

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thank-you kerri

Posted by robert | October 19, 2007 6:09 PM

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