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Back in, what, 2010 or so, if a local act with the stature of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl had passed away in the way that they did, this page would be blowing up.

Things change. I get that, but I just wanted to acknowledge their passing here anyway.

So, to the memory of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, Derrick and Amy Ross, may they Rest in Peace.



From the Tucson Sentinel:
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/arts/report/101513_nowhere_man_whiskey_girl/nowhere-man-wont-carry-alone-after-whiskey-girls-death/

From the Tucson Weekly:
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2013/10/15/the-husband-and-wife-known-as-nowhere-man-and-a-whiskey-girl-have-died

I don't care for this guy Stanhope at all. What kind of guy goes on and on about how he how he did some other's guy's wife, when the guy is dealing with his wife being seriously ill in the hospital. Even if he'd planned the schtick months in advance, which I'm sure he didn't, any halfway decent person would change it up. Then to reduce Amy's illness to being his show's "cliffhanger," because she was seriously ill, due to undergo surgery and could die -- I have no time for people like that. That said, I'm including this link. You can hear Derrick's views for yourself. The image in the audio could be at odds with how you see him in the video above.

If you click on the little Pod icon to the left of the headline, it will play through your browser. (Or you can download the mp3).
http://stanhope.libsyn.com/the-doug-stanhope-podcast-a-bisbee-cliffhanger
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From:alsoname
Date:October 19th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. It's such a sad story.
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From:trenton22
Date:October 20th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Horribly sad. I'm thinking there will be some recognition for them at DOTD. Have you heard anything?
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From:alsoname
Date:October 20th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
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I haven't heard anything -- but I'm not in that loop. I've never gone to an All Souls Procession in all my years living here!
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From:trenton22
Date:October 20th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Thx. I went about three times over the course of about nine years -- never really participating, just as a viewer. I'll ask around and if I find any info, I'll post it here.
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From:yonica
Date:October 21st, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
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A bunch of local musicians/fans have begun working on an All Souls project in their honor. I think it's being organized by Keli Carpenter from The Tryst, she's been inviting those interested to help with the project via FB. So anyone who wants to get involved can get more by connecting there...

Totally heartbreaking.
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From:trenton22
Date:October 21st, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the info.
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From:khemlab
Date:October 20th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Not a Stanhope fan either. I thought the posts he made to Amy's FB page were tacky and insensitive as hell.
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From:trenton22
Date:October 20th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Seriously. I considered not posting the link because I didn't want to give him the traffic, but on the other hand, it's a chance to hear Derrick.
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From:tabort
Date:October 21st, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
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As for Doug Stanhope: He's crude, blunt, self-righteous, and brutally honest in ways that are societally inappropriate and often piss people off. Right or wrong, that's who he is and that's what he knows. I agree that his posts were probably not appropriate but who among us has behaved in a perfectly rational way when faced with such painful emotions? I often make jokes and have more than once made inappropriate jokes because strong emotions clouded my judgement. I defaulted to what came naturally to me. Where feelings were hurt, I've done my best to make amends. Doug Stanhope is grieving the loss of friends and he did it in a way that might be objectionable to many but he is grieving. He deserves a little understanding in that.
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From:tabort
Date:October 21st, 2013 03:43 am (UTC)
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And please don't think I'm criticizing your response as it's totally understandable. I just think we need to look at the situation with compassion.
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From:khemlab
Date:October 21st, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
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I hear you. It's just unfortunate as that was the way many people first heard of Amy's passing.
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From:pennywhistle
Date:October 25th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
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Thanks for posting. I heard about it on Twitter/from the Tucson Weekly, but I never knew them before this. I'm sad I never had a chance to now.
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