Lance Hahn: A Reminder that Brings Us Together

The folks over at Metroblogging San Francisco have a better post about Lance Hahn, his life and his music than I could ever put together, so go check out their eulogy when you have a chance.

Lance was a musician and writer who moved to Austin from San Francisco in 2000. You can check out articles at the Austin American-Statesman and Austinist as well. There’s also a memorial web site with information on services and linking photos and other remembrances.

For me, Lance was one of those guys that you see around town all the time, but don’t really know. I’m not very familiar with his music, but my family and I rent videos from Vulcan Video off South Congress and it’s his familiar face among a few others that I’ll always associate with that location. He was always good for a short chat or a smile about whatever films we were renting and he’s one of those people who, even though you didn’t know him, made your life a little better. It’ll be sad going into Vulcan and not seeing him. Maybe it’s because he was just a few years older than me, but It feels to me like a little part of the Austin that I love has died. My condolences to his family and those close to him.

1 Comment so far

  1. brian issokat (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

    It’s awsome of you to put this page up.
    I guess he touched alot of people. I mean I know he touched alot of people. He was a great musician. Thats how I got to know him, ordering records and going to shows, My favorite show was at beware of god house in portland.
    bye friend.

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