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It would be easy to sit here and spout off a few facts about Anthony Sly in honor of his passing, but after all is said and done that would be useless. For what he left us in his 41 years deserves more than just the script notes of a life lived. His heart and emotion resonated with thousands in a way that was more akin to a family member even though we never truly knew him or even met him outside chance run ins or through quick conversations at shows. Tony Sly took the adolescent soul of pop punk and channeled it through a lens of understanding clarity well beyond his years. It was a gift. He sharpened and refined this skill further when he embarked on a solo career that offered a more fitting medium to work with given his ever maturing, but still so youthfully rooted, outlook.

In a time when musician’s obituaries are running like a constant news ticker through the internet, I, like most people, am slightly disconnected from the news when it breaks. It’s saddening but only for a moment, until some new stimuli pops up on my screen calling away the focus of my attention deprived brain, but when I read a single 140 word millisecond long tweet about the passing of Tony Sly it made me stop what I was doing in a stunned silence. It felt like I had lost a family member even though I had only met the man once in passing, but in the fifteen years I had been listening to his music, his words helped me out like a brother I never had. Rest in peace.





Gyromania
08.02.12
good write up. r.i.p. sly

Satellite
08.02.12
nice job adam

rip tony :(

Spec
08.02.12
Good write up.

Damrod
08.02.12
Excellent and to the point. I still remember when I got my first punk mixtape from a classmate. Justified Black Eye flashed me beyond comprehension back then...

dimsim3478
08.02.12
Doss and Sly would have to be the two most random deaths to happen consecutively, let alone at all. All the more saddening, as we often think of people we don't know personally as immortal, particularly middle-aged musicians. Unquestionably a massive loss in music. RIP

Spare
08.02.12
rest in punx

Atari
08.03.12
This is a nice read. RIP Tony

TheFonz123
08.04.12
that was a nice read

breakingthefragile
08.04.12
This was a touching article. R.I.P.

Aids
08.04.12
pos

classy piece my friend

breakingthefragile
08.04.12
You can't pos an article Aids lol. But I would pos this article if that was possible.

Aids
08.04.12
REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!111

Satellite
08.04.12
i'm afraid he's right aids

breakingthefragile
08.04.12
It's the unfortunate truth.

Atari
08.13.12
^^WTF?

random
08.26.12
No Use For A Name rules. RIP Tony.

Atari
08.26.12
Yeah they do this still sucks bad

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