Monday, March 29, 2010

‘Treme’ is less than two weeks away.

And HBO has uploaded a 14-minute preview. You can check it out below. Also, TV critics are starting to weigh in. The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik dug the first episode.

161 comments:

Thrasher said...

Yawn...

VenetianBlond said...

I, for one, am waiting in breathless antici..........pation.

Kellybelle said...

will the HBO-less be able to see it on Hulu?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Sorry, Kellybelle. HBO doesn't roll with Hulu. Gotta wait for the DVDs.

Obie Joe Media said...

David Z's review hit a great point about the flow and use of music in Treme. I have to think a lot of that is due to your savant skills. How much of the music selection is Simon, or yours, or?

bklyn6 said...

I saw someone reading the New Yorker on the subway today and there was an ad for "Treme" on the back. Aside from that I haven't seen many ads posted around the city. :?

SJ said...

You guys can make a show about poo and I'll watch it. I know I'll be blown away by it at the end.

Also early reviews are very encouraging.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Can't wait for this, looks awesome and some damn fine acting talent, I'll be waiting for the DVD release.

VenetianBlond said...

Goodbye, UBM. You'll be missed.

[fŭng'kē] [blak] [chik] said...

David, you were & always will be an inspiration...I still have the first email you sent me!

Beth said...

Thanks for being a fine writer. I am lucky to have gotten to know you through this blog.

Matty said...

RIP David. Your musings will be greatly missed. So sad.

blizzard said...

I am completely heartbroken. RIP UBM!

Elwood said...

Farewell, UBM. I am...speechless right now.

scoobstein said...

wow. I'm blown away. I hardly ever comment - but have been a big fan here and of Davids - kingpin, the wire - his old school leanings and reminisces. I just saw the info as a Breaking News headline.

There's always solace knowing that someone lived and died doing what they truly loved. But still feels like I've lost a friend - although he would have no idea who I am.

Invisible Woman said...

oh, david--will miss you so very, very much! like [fŭng'kē] [blak] [chik] i have every email you ever sent me saved....

please have an ever so peaceful, beautiful journey--loved every minute of having you around

onefinemess said...

Holy fucking shit.
I am so blown away.
You will be missed David/UBM. So young, such a tragic loss.

bklyn6 said...

My heart skipped a beat.

Missing you already. *sigh*

Your "blog wife,"

d

VDOVault said...

This is heartbreaking that you're gone UBM & the only way we have of saying goodbye (an ineffectual one at that) is here.

Condolences to everyone

Marilyn said...

i've been reading here for years even though i seldom commented. i'm so very, very sad to hear of your passing. condolences to your loved ones.

Christina said...

I am just so shocked. I hadn't been reading here for a while, but UBM, you always managed to give me a laugh, piss me off, and make me think. :-) You will be missed.

Magnus Anton Lekay said...

My condolences to his family and friends.

A tragic loss to the creative world at large.

"Fare thee well! And if forever, Still forever fare thee well." -Byron

Shadow And Act said...

Wow! Sad, sad, sad news this morning! So unexpected.

RIP Mr David Mills. You will be sorely missed.

Michael Fisher said...

REST IN PEACE, DAVID

estiv said...

Damn, David. This is the only thing you've ever done that I really didn't like. You were always encouraging but realistic about my own little writings, and that meant a lot to me. Losing you hurts.

sawks said...

RIP

Dave said...

Mr. Mills, your work meant a great deal to me. I'm so sorry to see you go.

daughterofthedream said...

I just can't believe this

Nichelle said...

I can hardly believe it.

RIP David :(

Geneva Girl said...

OH MY GOD! I just read it on the HuffPo and couldn't believe it. I am heartbroken.

You were a big part of my day and I visited your site when I woke up each day to see how you'd make me laugh - or think. My condolences to your family - and your readers. I enjoyed their comments as well.

Please rest in peace.

Rainbowlite said...

Treme looks like something I will watch and enjoy.Thanks HBO.

My condolences to the family and friends of David Mills. I hope you all find comfort and strength with each other in these difficult days and nights.

Blake said...

Wow. I was hoping it wasn't the UBM David Mills name I saw in the SLate Twitter feed. What a tremendous loss. I'll miss this forum greatly as well. One Love...

Doctor Memory said...

Son of a bitch! I was really, really, really hoping that this was some kind of awful prank, or "better" yet another Misidentified Black Man.

You never knew me personally, but you were always gracious when I commented here, and I looked forward to reading you every day. It's a smaller, meaner world without you. Thank you for your part in bringing a lot of joy to my life.

Requiscat in Pace.

Anonymous said...

I remember meeting you at the WGA an being inspired by your story. Rest in Peace and thanks for the words and wisdom.

s

belinda said...

Damn.

Terrible, terrible loss, and my condolences to his family and friends.

Thank you for all the amazing things you've accomplished, David. You will be sorely missed.

RANdom said...

Rest in peace David.

I always enjoyed reading UBM's blog and listening to the tunes posted. Although we never met, in part, David inspired me to start my own blog.

A hole has opened in my universe. He'll be missed very much.

Condolences and prayers go out to David's family.

Dacks said...

I am very sad to hear of your passing. I deeply enjoyed your writing and conversation on this site and in older media over the years; I learned a lot. You will be missed.

Shady_Grady said...

My condolences. So hard to believe.

Jeff V said...

RIP, David. You will be greatly missed.

SelflessMother said...

RIP-GONE TOO SOON

dez said...

Dammit :( R.I.P., David, and thanks for all the fun on your blog and in e-mail.

Anonymous said...

Came by now and again, enjoyed your blog every time I did, and you worked on some of the best television man has ever seen.

RIP

3BAAS Media Group said...

David, you were one hell of man, Undercover, Black, or otherwise. I was blessed to have interviewed David just when he found out that HBO had picked up Treme. Here's the link and the story: http://bit.ly/bRDzEA

RIP

Kevin Ross

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, David.

--bad dad

Ray said...

This is a sad sad day. Sail on....

Roberto said...

Rest in Peace

jknola said...

Terribly sad news. Safe journey UBM...

Anonymous said...

You leave an outstanding legacy, Mr. Mills. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Rest in peace, and sincerest condolences to your family.

Dollar Bill said...

There will be a large hole in my online and real life with you not here.R.I.P.

csquirrel said...

My condolences to your family UBM. Thanks for being a part of my day for so long.

Andrew Gilbert said...

What a loss. Everyone should know that David was an extremely generous writer. He flew up to the Bay Area on his own dime (well, I did take him to see Savion Glover and McCoy Tyner) to talk to my UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism class Reporting on Arts and Culture. He was funny, informative and candid about his experiences at the Washington Post, and in creating this blog. If you ever have a chance to read his Wash Post work, he was an excellent journalist. RIP.

Diallo said...

RIP man, RIP

your work will last forever

Vanessa said...

I am just shocked. You will be missed, as will your words.

Chris Parris-Lamb said...

RIP, David. This is such a great loss for so many people. You will be missed. Thank you for the work you've left us. It's a legacy to be proud of.

Thrasher said...

I feel like shit right now a total piece of nothingness.....I brought to David a lot of drama ... I hope to make up for it on the other side..

You were right about me I am a cockroach;-((((((((((((((((((((

RIP

Anonymous said...

Thank You Mr. Mills...RIP

junebug said...

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!!??????!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I log onto this page just to check in with my boy and at the top, I see 52 Fucking Posts!!!! Thinking it was some heated debate, that I might want to throw my two cents in on (however cheap it may be), and suddenly, there's like RIP's ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!! I..I'm at a loss. I'm truly at a loss. David, you were one of my personal heros. I only wish I had gotten to know you personally. My prayers go out to your fam, loved ones, colleagues and ALL THE PEOPLE THAT POST HERE! Godspeed, my brother.

Junebug.

S.O.L. said...

RIP Davidelic, my friend, my inspiration, my sushi and poker pal. My heart is in a billion pieces. Fuck.

Anonymous said...

You were a vivid, wonderful man. I wish you were still here.

Anonymous said...

rip for David

Coquinegra said...

Goodbye, David. I was so thrilled to find him after a long absence of reading him regularly and I was stunned to hear of his passing just 10 minutes ago. I guess God needed a really good writer up there, huh?

Dougfp said...

I am just so saddened by this. David was a wonderful writer. I worked with him and for him and let me just say, I've never met a finer, nicer human being. In an industry filled with jerks, he was the classiest of acts and a real original.

God, this is horrible.

deet said...

ubm/dm very sorry you have exited this world that you have left mark upon, the context that u have channelled in your writing for urself and others is outstanding...

Marisa said...

I interviewed David many years ago when he was working on NYPD Blue and I was a totally green reporter in Boston. He was totally candid, pulled no punches. The best kind of interview a reporter could hope for. (He gave good quote!) Naturally because he was a reporter, too. I was grateful. He was a generous.

Kitty said...

After many months of being a lurker I want to say how much I'll miss Mr. Mills/UBM. I would always stop here every few days to check out the latest posts, and they always gave me something to think about.

Godspeed.

procrastinating redcoat said...

Bollocks.

The world is a less interesting place.

Peace.

Michael said...

R.I.P

fan of both H:LOTS and The Wire.

Minister Faust said...

I'll miss you, Mr. Mills. You were a great interview and you helped me tremendously in getting interviews with others. Without realising it, you helped me shaped one of my books. I wish we'd gotten to sit down for a meal together as you'd suggested. Too young, bruh. Way, way too young. And you died fourteen years to the day after my mother died. Please tell her you got to know me a little bit.

justjudith said...

thanks for the unmistakable wit and cool tunes, ubm! you will always be missed.

love from the turntables :)

(just)judith

madamjujujive said...

Well damn, some things just suck. I am stunned and saddened at this unhappy news. UBM, thanks so much for all the music & thoughts you shared here on this fine blog - I was pointed in this direction a few years ago, and it became a regular stop. You will be sorely missed.

My sincere condolences to David's family and friends on the heartbreak you are experiencing with this too-sudden loss.

Francisco said...

Goodbye David Mills. My Friend, my buddy. Mi Hermano. I'm hoping you win a couple more Emmy's posthumously (It cracked me up a couple of years ago when you lost count of how many you had won in 'The Wire' that's how Gangsta you were. You'll be deeply missed. From our conversations about music, the 2nd season of Kingpin and what could the Wire had been if you had written one more season. Love you bro. I'll pour a 40 for ya tonight!

Scribe said...

This is my first time reading his blog. This type of news you never want to hear. I was a huge fan of 'The Corner' in 2000. Thought it was a masterpiece. So great that I even went out to purchase the DVD afterward. I am looking forward to Treme and hope it takes off.

dickster1961 said...

I miss you old friend. I am glad we were able to get together a couple times when you were home last summer.

phx said...

Brilliant, funny and I always thought he seemed like a fearless dude. I got a lot of great music from his site that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. Thanks UBM!

Funny as hell. All week I've been laughin' to myself about his March 27 post from LA where he got some chocolate buttertop cookies and talked about dipping them in peanut butter. "Mmmm... yums. I’m doing it right now, bitches!!"

Anonymous said...

Much too young, so vibrant -- what happened?

Anna

Will said...

Thank you and goodbye...
R.I.P.

talkinstuff said...

RIP David.

I've been a huge fan of your work including The Corner, The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street. I also remember you from your Washington Post days. I'm looking forward to watching Treme.

wanda loves... said...

i am a jerk for crying over someone I've never met in person? dammit david, i'll miss you blogging and getting into arguments on DV's blog. much love.

wandarful

Nat Sherman said...

The good die first,
And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust
Burn to the socket.

RIP

mineral said...

RIP Big Guy, you will be deeply missed. Absolutely loved The Wire and will remember you always through the great work you helped build over your all-too-short career.

Lawrence Lanahan said...

I interviewed David for a story about The Wire back in 2007. As many people have noted on here, he was a great interview. He also was just as interested in what I was doing. He encouraged me to send him my own writing, and he'd give me feedback, too. A fascinating, warm-hearted person. I only kept in touch with him a little bit after that, but I'll miss him.

Mes Deux Cents said...

I am in total shock. Rest in peace UBM.

Anonymous said...

Kingpin was amazing.
RIP.

Anonymous said...

A huge loss. A person whose writing made me wish I knew him. Peace.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I'm in shock that you are no longer with us, I found your blog too late, a real shame, a terrible loss.

Bless you wherever you may be.

S.O.L. said...
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S.O.L. said...

Sorry, that link didn't work. David Simon remembers his friend, David Mills. Keep posting people. I know wherever he is now, David will be touched.

http://bit.ly/dqKTyu

Maria Padhila said...

I know the mix tape by heart.

John B. said...

Oh my God, David! Although we never met in person, you were a good friend, and always worth reading. My condolences to your family.

Reginald Hudlin said...

What a gigantic loss.

I met David decades ago when he was self publishing a beautifully written and designed 'zine called UNCUT FUNK. He is the ONLY person I have ever admitted is a bigger P.FUNK fan than myself. I remember a genius video he shot that gave a tour of the Jersey neighborhood where p.funk was born. He went there for Eddie Hazel's funeral. That was his level of commitment to some of the greatest music ever made.

When the whole PE thing blew up, I never doubted his motives....I knew he loved the group. He always had impeccable musical tastes. But he was a reporter with integrity, and that was that.

Over the years, I begged him to write a p.funk screenplay I would direct. He was never interested.
But he would hit me off with great obscure p.funk covers, and a AWESOME p.funk mousepad he made himself (oh how I hate that it was taken from me that same night by some ass).

As great as his fiction and non-fiction writing was, this website is also one of his great achievements. Brilliantly designed, amazing breath of topics, and connected me to so many other sites and people I connect with regularly.

I go here several times a day. I just love it. And since the site was such a great reflection of him, I loved him.

Through this site, I found Denmark Vesey and others. I post both here and at DV because the convo is so good. I haven't been to DV's yet, but I hope they honor him there. He debated them with honor.
He debated them because he cared.

I never asked him what he thought about him revamped site,but I wanted him to like it. I never told him I named it my favorite site of last year, but really it's my favorite site period. He crushed me when he almost retired from it. Now that he's gone, I am in a daze.

UBM, you were a true brother.

RIP

Reginald Hudlin
www.hudlinentertainment.com

James C. Collier said...

Shocked to the bone. All I could do is commit my man to the dots, way tot soon. RIP David.

James C. Collier
www.actingwhite.com

Dollar Bill said...

Reginald,

Perhaps yourself or DeAngelo can start looking into the best way of preserving, archiving or continuing this site.

I know David held you both in high regard and it would be even more tragic if we were to lose not only this large bank of information, but where David and the rest of us left large pieces of ourselves on the blog pages as well.

It is all to precious to lose and we have had too much loss here already.

Mary said...

David Mills, I never met you, but I admired you. I'm going to miss you and your wonderful talent.

JMC said...

I can't believe this. This is just shocking. I feel like I've been dialoguing w/ one helluva cool dude ever since I found your site here man during the tail end of the Wire. RIP brother, RIP. Thank you for everything man. I just can't believe this.

Anonymous said...

UBM's blog was one of the few I consistently followed over the past four years. I'll miss him.

the good nurse said...

i have only peeked in on your blog ubm, but we have debated with passion over at dv's spot...you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
always..tgn

Anonymous said...

RIP Dave I'll Miss you :-(

quirkychick said...

There are no words to express how sad I am - I will miss you friend.

This sucks.

'Drea said...

Still can't believe that I won't have updates anymore from UBM. Glad you enjoyed your chocolate-covered butter cookies a few days ago. RIP seems so inadequate...

Attorneymom said...

RIP and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

From,
www.charactercorner.blogspot.com

www.pinkcottonent.com

field negro said...

RIP Brother.

We will always have your words.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

He was so young and this is so shocking. We didn't always agree with him, but he was never boring and kept us thinking. So many, including myself, loved The Wire. I am sure we'll enjoy his upcoming series, 'Treme, and I'll be watching.

My condolences to his loved ones.

Farai said...

Condolences. I got to speak to David on News and Notes in the past... much love to his friends and family.

SJ said...

I can't believe this. I am in shock.

Anonymous said...

...atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.

neptune said...

Am just stunned.

My heartfelt condolences go to his family and colleagues.

I hope someone is able to archive this blog (and the amazing music on his Vox site) as an homage to his wonderful talent.

This blog was one of my daily stops and I'll certainly miss it.

Torpedo said...

so sad, rip david

Anonymous said...

Gonna miss this blog big time. Thanks for some wicked, wonderful insights, humor and music.

Zydetwostep

Marc Edward Heuck said...

Thank you for three of the greatest anythings ever done for television.

I can't get past the irony that you put Alex Chilton on your front page, another giant who left us too soon. I can only hope at that big netherworld meet-and-greet, you two are slapping hands and offering congratulations on each other's work.

-30-

~AV~ said...

RIP, I enjoyed the music you shared with us.

Amy Alexander said...

Heartfelt condolences to David's friends and family.

We will keep it moving in his honor....

Thanks for the inspiration, bonhomie and encouragement -- not to mention some of the most meaningful "entertainment" on the planet.

Love,
Amy (on blues Drums today)

Bay Radical said...

Fuck. I am so sad and sorry to know you're gone David. I feel lucky I got to read you, and I'll try my best to emulate your smarts and go-your-own-wayness.

Daisy Kingston said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us on this blog. Thanks for the music, the debate, the observations, and the humor.

Thanks for helping to giving us some great television over the years.

Rest in peace UBM, you'll be missed.

Kellybelle said...

miss you deeply.

Matt said...

What a legacy you left with your writing for TV and this blog. Its our loss but we'll celebrate your life in the New Orleans way that you would have appreciated.

AG said...

Stunned, shocked, and deeply sad -- I've enjoyed this blog for many months and have been a fan of his work for years. We've lost a great voice. Peace be unto his family and friends.

Elizabeth said...

I feel like I have been kicked in the stomach. I really loved this blog. RIP, David.

KST said...

Rest in peace David.

Lisa Bolekaja said...

I will miss your talent David. God Bless. New orleans needs to do a second line in your honor.

Anonymous said...

My friend, look at how many were connected, touched, moved by your words, your storytelling.

Too short a life, but you made your time and your work count.

Much love and forgetting nothing,

DS

uglyblackjohn said...

WTF?
Maybe Mills is playing an April Fools Joke a day early.
But no...
The news is true.
Damn...

Anonymous said...

I feel silly and uninformed. I work in the medium in which David worked, deal with writers every day, and was a fan of many of the shows David worked on, but never knew of him until this untimely loss.

Now that I've learned of him, I feel cheated. Beyond a talented writer, it would seem that first and foremost, David was an amazing human being. I would've loved to have met him and talked to him for an hour about everything other than this business. His greatness apparently transcended his day job.

RIP David. And my condolences to those who did get the chance to know you. Your heart must be much heavier than mine.

DMG said...

The World is better for having you in it, even for just a short time. I'm better for having known you, even if just online.

Thank you. Rest.

The ultimate death is to be forgotten. You will not be forgotten.

mel said...

rest in peace

Guzmán said...

There have been some sad losses for me this year. This one really hurts. Rest in peace, David, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

the wire was the greatest show in the history of television...peace out brother

Mashawnda Dowell said...

RIP

AQUILOGY said...

I'm so saddened by this, condolences to all his loved ones.

Myrhax said...

Ce sont toujours les meilleurs qui partent en premier !
Peace.

trish said...

my condolences to his family.

Ash said...

I don't even know what to say...
Thanks for the your work.
Thanks for being a voice to those who have been ignored for so long.
Thanks for being the one who inspired me to start a blog even though I wasn't sure if I had anything interesting to say.
You'll be missed.

RIP

magpie said...

such sad news.
you gave us so much that was extraordinary and profound.
you are missed already/

divalicias said...

Dear David -- We met so many years ago in the hallway of the Student Union at Maryland. You were talking about publishing This magazine. I wrote features articles for you and you published every single one. You supported my emergence as a writer and I learned so much from you. Then you ran out of money and This Magazine was gone. We kept in touch until you had to take a year off to fight leukemia. Later that year when I saw you in offices above the South Dining Hall, you looked so pale and weak and I feared the worst. I chattered like a fool filling up the airspace to avoid the big truth that sat between us -- your illness, our mortality, and I couldn't face either one. You, on the other hand, stared at the eternity with both eyes and went on. I soon left UMD to go on to a different career. I heard you went to the Wall Street Journal, then the Post. I heard about the Sister Souljah moment in 1992 and I had to smile. "I need to get back in touch with David one of these old days," I thought, but never did. Then I completely lost track of you, until now. I watched the shows you wrote and loved them all, especially for the writing but I never knew it was you! Oh dear old long lost friend, blessings on you and your family. You are truly unforgettable, a life well-lived but far too brief. I am so sorry to be too late to reconnect with you.

eclectique916 said...

Your words touched my mind and heart. You will be missed David. I'm about to refill my Kleenex box.

DeAngelo Starnes said...

There is a very nice tribute to Dave on ebonyjet.com. Here's the link: http://ebonyjet.com/
A couple of appreciation essays and past writings of Dave's.

Mr. Noface said...

Rest In Peace Mr. Mills.

Kim McLarin said...

Rest, brother.

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Anonymous said...

You will be missed. Condolences to family and friends. God Speed UBM.

Joy

chaunceydevega said...

Travel well. You were a great treasure in your many endeavors in life...and an inspiration.

Chauncey DeVega

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, good man.

I enjoyed reading your blog for your insights and sense of humor.

You will be missed.

Muna

kathy said...

Rest in Peace, UBM. You gave me great music to look up as well as reminisce over these past few years. I've loved your social commentary as well. You will be greatly missed by all of us.

Antonio said...

I suddenly lost my uncle last week. My family is in shock at his passing, as he had just turned 49 two days before. I only mention this because of the parallels between UBM's death and my uncle's.

I enjoyed this blog for several years, and the unique perspective UBM brought every day. You will be missed UBM.

ervin said...

Damn, the world is less smart. This blog was an almost every day thing for me. Dave you will be missed.

The Sultan of Sarcasm said...

RIP David.

I enjoyed your blog, your television work, and your musings in general. I was shocked to hear of the passing. My condolences to your family and loved ones. You will deeply be missed.

odocoileus said...

A good man gone.

He died doing something that he loved.

Peace.

GENTILLY YARD ART said...

Thank you for coming to our town and leaving your mark.

Your comments at the Tennesee Williams Fest were a nice introduction to who you were as a person.

I can not express how much I am saddened by your departure.

Blessings to your family and friends.

Thank you for being a part of our life here in New Orleans.

CHo Meir said...

wow, I am so gonna miss you. Silver Spring never had the same flare since you left, the little stories you use to write. I'll hold on to that and to your memory, always my friend. Shalom.

... said...

Although I love blogs in general, UBM was the only one I ever cared to read regularly. David Mills taught me so much about music, politics, culture. I posted links to his blogs dozens of times. I wish his death wasn't real. Although I've never seen The Wire, I'll definitely be watching it and Treme to have his legacy live on. We never knew each other, but I miss him incredibly.

Ryan S said...

I just read in the paper. Horrible loss. Great, great artist and great, unique, irreplaceable blog.

Ill said...

still checkin bruh..thinkin..just maybe

KonWomyn said...

UBM,

You were right, you are 'kind of a big deal', so 'what the hex an Emmy' right? We still talking abt u on the interwebs in a big way, iWish there was some way you could see the maaad tributes of your boys DV, CNu, UBJ, BigMan n my hi-jack on the diff blogs. DV's got a maaad archive and your gems, offsides & battles will always be there, to remind folks, 'this is school...Accept no substitutes.' ; )

R.I.P. Mills.

May love, comfort & strength be blessed upon the Mills family in this time. Bless.

Dark Moon said...

Awfully sad. I lurked off and on for one year and don't post. Its so sad. How truly sad.

Russell said...

R.I.P. UBM. This was may favorite blog of the very few that I followed. I also enjoyed your TV work and journalism a great deal. If there is some small silver lining it's that you went out while you were on a personal roll and doing what you loved. Fair ye well, my friend.

On a different note I'd like to add UBM did not receive even the simplest of R.I.P.s from "Thrasher" who came here only to insult David several times a week while adding NOTHING of value. I hope you feel like the asshole we all know your are you weak bitch.

Reginald Hudlin said...

So now Dave takes us into new territory again...is this a "ghost blog", with no one able to change its contents but the late author/owner?

The great part is that it becomes a cyberspace memorial to a cyberspace pioneer. But will it eventually go away? Must "rent" be paid to maintain it? Can it be captured in any other way?

As much as I would love to take up the banner, and will shameless bite many of his innovations in my website, we came here because of David's mind, his world view, and that cannot be duplicated.

Any funeral or tribute information?

Reginald Hudlin
www.hudlinentertainment.com

Anonymous said...

Russell --

Scroll up.

" RIP, David. This is such a great loss for so many people. You will be missed. Thank you for the work you've left us. It's a legacy to be proud of.

March 31, 2010 12:03 PM
Blogger Thrasher said...

I feel like shit right now a total piece of nothingness.....I brought to David a lot of drama ... I hope to make up for it on the other side..

You were right about me I am a cockroach;-((((((((((((((((((((

RIP

March 31, 2010 12:06 PM "

--bad dad

ronnie brown said...

David was a mentor...gave me great encouragement as a writer years back...his Uncut Funk newspaper was a P-Funk fans dream...needless to say, he is deeply missed by all; by those knew him personally or through UBM.

R.I.P.

junesuze71 said...

I kept coming back after Tuesday hoping for an update. I did not realize until this morning that he had passed.

David, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Fresh Air http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125364838&sc=fb&cc=fp

Anonymous said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125364838&sc=fb&cc=fp

Fresh Air interview

Thrasher said...

Disclosure ( I coined the label "one drop"'one drop rule" )for David during many of our rants on his blog..He called me a cockroach after I was mad that he would not develop my script and character I created Dr.Cukoo..I will miss our banter it was hot and heavy but I truly know he loved it..I kept him grounded..