The ThisCantBeHappening.net news collective: a history and some info on each of us
Young played bass for his rock & roll band, the Schmoes, since the Van Hise Junior High Halloween Party in 1965. He also played bass for the Dry Heaves and Iron Prostate. Later, in his late 50s, he took up finger-style guitar and played what he called an "almost passable" version of “Meat Shakin’ Woman” by Blind Boy Fuller.
“Dave, John, Linn and I are just the guys to bring down the American Empire and make a towering crapload of money in the process,” says Young. “We’re gonna make the New Journalism new all over again, and all the other blogs can eat crumbs from our table.”
In a terrible loss to ThisCantBeHappening! and to Rock & Roll journalism, Chuck died in August 2014, after a year and a half battle against an aggressive brain tumor.