09:51 AM on 11/28/07
if you actually think about it, he was a really influencial person on music in the past couple years. he pretty much brought screaming to the mainstream and i'm sure with that, his band was a gateway into so much new music for a lot of kids. once again, RIP
09:52 AM on 11/28/07
this was a good article pretty respectful more than i would would have expected from an mtv columnist. props
10:04 AM on 11/28/07
I don't understand why people expect less from MTV columnists. Just because the TV station has gone to shit, doesn't mean their columnists would be any less professional, less capable, etc.
10:05 AM on 11/28/07
James is a pretty great writer, I can honestly say i've enjoyed every single column he's written over the past couple of months. This was a remarkably personal take on something that, as James himself said, shouldn't strike him that personally, but it was honest, well written and a great tribute to Casey.
10:06 AM on 11/28/07
Renew This Place From The Bones
This actually made me tear up, an excellent article.
10:18 AM on 11/28/07
good, honest, emotional article. kudos.
10:25 AM on 11/28/07
Very well done. I think that's what gets me most as well is that Casey, despite never meeting him, was fundamentally just like every one of us in his love for music, etc, and it's tough to say "that could be me."
10:27 AM on 11/28/07
I don't follow the band, but that was a really good article. Good tribute to someone who died living the life he wanted to live.
10:29 AM on 11/28/07
that was a nice article...
10:31 AM on 11/28/07
Extremely well-written article. Casey will really be missed.
10:38 AM on 11/28/07
i don't usually read that column, but i'm glad i did this week. that guy's a good writer and i'm interested in seeing what else he has to say.
very well-written article.
10:42 AM on 11/28/07
ha, same here. and i read this right before i gave my finals presentation. that didn't go down too well.
10:51 AM on 11/28/07
A City Heart instrumentalist
That was impressive. Well done James.
10:53 AM on 11/28/07
I don't usually read the articles that AP news posts link to, but that one was really well done.
"When one of us dies, we all die a bit, which is a little bit creepy but also sort of beautiful when you think about it."
10:57 AM on 11/28/07
very well done. ive enjoyed all of his columns personally, but caseys death even though having never met him has affected me a good bit as well, and for no apparent reason. i think more or less, its because of everything he stood for and gave to people who didnt know him. thats what i truly have come to love about him as a person. he can or has affected you, without you even knowing him personally. that speaks volumes about him.
you will be missed for sure casey.
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