Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas Day, 2009, two days after taking an overdose of muscle relaxants. The musician was in a car crash at age 18 that left him partly paralyzed. WHYY’s Fresh Air remembers him with excerpts from an early December 2009 interview. “You know, I’ve attempted suicide three or four times,” he said. “It didn’t take. And this is really a breakup song with death.”
Find the interview here, or you can hear it on MPR this evening at 8.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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