Rich Cronin, the frontman for LFO, just died at 35 after a long battle with leukemia. I have been, uh, less than charitable about LFO’s music in the past, but to go this way is awful. It seems like appropriate penance to confess that I kind of adore “Girl on TV”:
I’ve always liked songs that express that desire to be on the other person’s mind, for a kind of emotional equality. Also I have no idea what it was about the water that made all the pop idols of that era sprout such amazing cheekbones. But whatever it is, I doubt we’ll see its like again.