Academic journal article Serbian Studies

In Memoriam

Academic journal article Serbian Studies

In Memoriam

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David Schulthise, known as Dave Blood during his career as a bassist with one of the nation's most popular alternative punk-rock bands, the Dead Milkmen, died on March 10, 2004, in North Salem, New York. He was forty-seven. His closest friends spread his ashes on St. Vitus's Day. Before he became a musician, Blood was a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Temple University. In 1983, along with the singer Rodney Klingerman, the guitarist Joe Genaro, and the drummer Dean Sabatino, he formed the Philadelphia-based Dead Milkmen and toured the country in a converted ambulance. Their albums include Big Lizard in My Backyard, Eat Your Paisley, Bucky Fellini, Beelzebubba, Smokin' Banana Peels, Metaphysical Graffiti, Soul Rotation, Not Richard but Dick, Chaos Rules: Live at the Trocadero, and Stoney's Extra Stout (Pig). The Milkmen became famous for hits such as "Bitchin' Camaro" and "'Punk Rock Girl." In 1991 the band toured Europe and played in several cities in the former Yugoslavia, including Banjaluka and Belgrade. This was a turning point in Blood's life, and upon his return he decided to learn the Serbian language and devote his energy to the study of Serbian history and culture. He studied with me for four years at Indiana University and turned into one of the finest students that I have had in the last decade and a half. …

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