Tim Haslett tribute tonight at Enormous Room

This week in the Phoenix, Susannah Bolle remembers Boston critic and DJ Tim Haslett, who passed away earlier this month. After we went to press, we got the following from Check the Technique author Brian Coleman, who'll be hosting a tribute to Haslett tonight at Enormous Room. Drop by if you can...

Tim and I did a radio show for years on WZBC (starting in '92) and we also did a fairly longstanding gig at the Linwood Grille, way back before it was even booking entertainment, really. We used to go record shopping constantly, at flea markets, used furniture stores and even the occasional record store. I've never met anyone as passionate about music. I can't believe he's gone. All day I have been remembering things about him. The way he would squint and make ridiculous hand gestures when he loved a song. His ridiculous vocabulary and how he knew just how to use it. How he would never shut up about music and how that was fucking awesome that he never shut up about it. It really really saddens me that he's gone.

I wanted to let you know that I talked to the Beat Research guys last night and they are going to let me and anyone else who knew and loved Tim take the night over this coming Monday (the 24th). Just spinning all the records he loved, from all genres. Might you be able to stop by and bring some wax that you know he loved? Can you send the word out to anyone else you know who might want to come by and hang out or spin. I suppose I'll be leading the evening but it's really up for anyone to do anything they want, to pay tribute to a great man. He taught me a lot too, in fact I'm not even sure if I would have become a writer if it wasn't for him. He was the first dude who ever told me that it was worth doing - to cross over from being a fan to taking that next step.

Tim touched a lot of people and I hope that many of them can show up on Monday and make a joyous noise (and shake some bassbins along the way).

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