Street Tech pal Mark Frauenfelder emailed me with the sad news that another friend from the bad ol’ days of the SF cyberculture scene has died. Jessica Grace Wing, bOING bOING’s music editor (when it was a print zine), lost her battle with colon cancer on July 19. She was only 31 years old!
Jessica and I worked together on the Happy Mutant Handbook. We did the "Mutant Music Makers" reviews. She was a beautiful, captivating presence, one of those people who seemed to ooze cosmic mysteries and unbridled creativity. She was a writer, Web designer, dancer, musician, short-film director, sound designer (she worked on Todd Solondz’ film Happiness), and composer. She moved to the Big Applet in 1997 and became a successful Off-Broadway composer. Her first musical, entitled Lost, will premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival in August.
Okay, could friends stop dying now? I feel old enough as it is! Thanks.