Saturday, November 24, 2007

In Memory of Casey Calvert

One of the songs that made Hawthorne Heights into the successful heralds of modern rock is called "Pins and Needles" The haunting refrain - urgently driven with 3 guitars effectively puts the E in Emo.

"...And All I Have is the memory of what was..."
This is significant. Casey's song touched the lives of a lot of people. It was so true and so meaningful. Difficult to explain. Growing up fast in the new millenium is uncertain.

"drive into the cold and dark with fingers crossed"

Tragedy struck the music world as news and speculation fueled grief over the death of Casey Calvert.The guitarist for Hawthorne Heights - a creative, talented guy- survived by his wife and yet unborn child. Only 26, Casey earned the respect of peers in the music indusrty, tons of fans and a true love with his talented artistic endeavours. Commercial, popular, optomistic - Hawthorne Heights Rocks. Official Press Release

"Today is probably the worst day ever. Its with our deepest regrets that we have
to write this. Casey Calvert passed away in his sleep last night. We found out
this afternoon before sound-check. We've spent the entire day trying to come to
grips with this and figure out as much as possible. At this time we're not sure
what exactly happened. Just last night he was joking around with everyone before
he went to bed. We can say with absolute certainty that he was not doing
anything illegal. Please, out of respect to Casey and his family, don't
contribute or succumb to any gossip you may hear. We don't want his memory to be
tainted in the least. Casey was our best friend. He was quirky and awesome and
there will truly be no others like him! His loss is unexplainable. As soon as we
know more we will let you know"

Rest In Peace Casey. We miss You.

"...And all I have - is a memory of what was..."