People Who Died

Jim Carroll, who died of a heart attack in 2009, was one of my favorite writers, poets, and musicians. I first read his memoir, The Basketball Diaries, when I was still in high school and was blown away. Years later, in college, I dscovered his poetry and music. His first album, Catholic Boy, has never left the regular rotation on whatever music machine (album, cassette, CD, iPod, iPad) that I happen to own. Here's a recording of a live performance from the 1970s: