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Friday, July 15, 2005

Horrible News

Posted by on July 15 at 13:36 PM

Apparently, Michael Dahlquist, former Seattleite and (brilliant) drummer for longtime Seattle band Silkworm, has been killed in a car accident in Chicago. Dahlquist’s bandmate Tim Midgett posted this to the SKWM website message board:

Author:  tmidgett Subject:  semi-official word on michael Hello all, First of all, thanks for your thoughts. Second of all, here is the sum total of what we know right now: Michael and our friends John Glick and Doug Meis were traveling from Shure to someplace for lunch. They were behind a car at a light. A young woman, bent on doing injury to herself, ran into the back of the car at a high rate of speed. Evidently, all three guys were killed instantly. I'm sure more details will come out over time. But those are the facts as I understand them presently. I don't have much else to say. Except, again, thank you, all of you. Love, Tim

if this is true, it is very sad indeed. I only knew Michael a very little bit, but he was a very smart, sweet, good natured person, and a hell of a musician. I'm sure a lot of folks reading this know/knew Michael much better than I did. Please keep us abreast of any further developments.