Rest in Peace, Ross
It’s with great saddness that we announce the death of a dear friend of this website and so many others, Ross Harman. Ross was a talented musician and song writer who for much of his musical career, was a partner to his best friend Teddy in the now retired The Gaskets. On his own, Ross was a wonderful artist and director who also worked own a side-project under the monkier, Ballpoint Pens.
It was in 2006 when I first met Ross and Teddy after their show at Pianos in NYC. Their music blew me away then and continues to every time I play it out at clubs or just alone, singing along in the car. Since that first night, The Gaskets have played two of this site’s anniversary parties and have become not only one of my favorite bands of all time, but the favorite band of countless friends and readers. Always kind and unassuming with a contagious energy on-stage, Ross was an inspiring force in this world and we’ll miss him, always.
This video was drawn and directed by Ross Harman for The Gaskets in 2007. The song is called ‘Left Hand.’ Ross is the first person you see.