I've got a whole city to hold down

July 15, 2005

Devastating news.

A car accident killed three Chicago-based musicians in Skokie on Thursday. The following was posted by Tim Midgett to the Silkworm Web site:
Here is the sum total of what we know right now:

Michael [Dahlquist] and our friends John Glick and Doug Meis were traveling from Shure to someplace for lunch.

They were behind a car at a light.

A young woman, bent on doing injury to herself, ran into the back of the car at a high rate of speed.

Evidently, all three guys were killed instantly.

I'm sure more details will come out over time. But those are the facts as I understand them presently.

I don't have much else to say. Except, again, thank you, all of you.



Dahlquist was Silkworm's drummer. Glick, aka Bobby Lee James Ray, played guitar with the Returnables. Meis drummed for both Exo and the Dials.

Update: Matador Records principal Gerard Cosloy's remembrance of Michael Dahlquist.