Matt Nathanson checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@mattnathanson) on Saturday (December 26) after learning about the death of Vic Chesnutt, caused by an overdose of muscle relaxants. Matt writes:
I have to be in the mood to listen to Vic Chesnutt.
His songs demand my attention..
It’s not always music.
But every time I do listen, without fail, I am rewarded.
I am inspired to write.
And the words just spill out.
Like my cork has been pulled…
It happened this morning, listening to his latest,
and now final record, ‘at the cut.’
It’s so rare in music that hype and myth
are attached to something that actually delivers.
Vic Chesnutt delivered.
And he will be missed.