We're going to talk about other things soon. This isn't just an obituatuaries and bad-news blog.
However, we must report the death of Garry Shider, guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic, known as either Starchild or Diaperman, likely depending on his mood. Earth's loss of another funkateer is the cosmos' gain. Go spin "Cosmic Slop" for a fine example of Shider's work.
[Tip o'the pillbox hat to Cosmic Hearse.]