I work out (run and lift weights) to any number of musical artists, in any number of styles. I sometimes listen to Arabic or French podcasts in preparation for my language tests (which I keep pushing back.)
One of the bands I have on my iPod is the Killers. And recently, a band member committed suicide:
Tommy Marth, saxophonist for The Killers, committed suicide earlier this week, a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las Vegas confirms to E! News.
Marth joined The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., and Mark Stoermer in the recording studio beginning in 2005 and played on their second and third albums, Sams’ Town and Day & Age. Marth was part of the band’s touring lineup from 2008-2010.
It is sad to go out this way. I was in a training evolution today with 20 Sailors of all ranks and one of the instructors told us the Navy had 40-50 suicides last year alone. In one year!