I was surprised when I learned that Hunter S. Thompson had killed himself yesterday. You see, in all my years, I’ve never read anything he wrote, poked around who he was – never even bothered to watch Johnny Depp impersonate him.

That is, not until yesterday anyways.

My new thing with my podcast is to do a quick intro and then play some music. Yesterday, I was briefly inspired to kick things off with a quote from someone who had said something witty and biting about music and I came across this bit from Hunter S. Thompson:

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”

I didn’t actually go with it because I realized that anything worth quoting was probably too long to use as a lead-in to my podcast.

So I went with something else. And today he’s dead.

Strange coincidence.