I was hanging out with David Lee Beowulf last night at Vinny “Beany” Cecolini’s Wrestlemania party, and Dave told me that Dead Milkmen bassist, Dave Blood (born David Schulthise) had just died on March 9th. Apparently, he took his own life. What a drag.
I met the guys in the Dead Milkmen once when they were staying in an apartment in the same complex I lived in while they played some shows in Southern California. This was at least a million billion years ago, but I remember it really well. All the guys, Dean Clean, Rodney Anonymous, Joe Jack Talcum, and Dave Blood, were very sweet and cool guys who loved meeting their fans and loved making stupid funny punk rock that kicked ass. I just feel sad that Dave must have been in so much pain to take his own life. Please visit the Dead Milkmen’s website and post a nice message. RIP Dave. “Punk Rock Girl” and “Instant Club Hit” will live forever.