I just heard the news that Bruce Roehrs has died. I never knew him well, in fact, I can't claim to have known him for anything more than a few brief moments over the course of a couple fleeting encounters.
He seemed like a really cool dude. His columns for Maximum Rocknroll were always penned in his trademark, maniacal style. They were more or less the ravings of an enthusiastic man that obviously had a love for punk music and his community. It's so fucking sad to see him go. Here's a clipping of a review that he wrote about one of my band's (Skin Like Iron) records.