Early this morning I heard an usettling rumor which left me in a state of denial. I slowly traced the rumor back to various sources which lead to the surreal and shocking news that my long time friend and band mate Scott Brovan had been found dead in LA on Thursday morning. Every time I called him today I fully expected him to pick up the phone and tell me a great story about an experience that started a rumor about his death. Even as I type this part of me is hoping that he returns my call before I hit the "Save & Close" button. I don't know the specifics of his death (he fell asleep, he didn't wake up) but it isn't as important to me as how he lived. Scott was introduced to me by friend and uglyhead contributor Mack who met him at a party in Tacoma. I was super impressed with Scott's playing ability and timing and we quickly started working on music together. We ended up sharing at least 7 years worth of the most memorable Uglyhead shows together and eventually became roommates for a couple of years. Scott's love for music was unmatched and when uglyhead wasn't enough of an outlet for him he went on to support other bands like SMP, Betty X and Alalingua in addittion to Uglyhead. He even did some time in a Cure cover band called Fascination Street. One of my favorite memories of Scott (and there are many) is when he did an impromtu performance with a Jazz band following an Uglyhead set at the Bunkhouse in Las Vegas on tour. Scott just loved to play and it was very evident that he lived for it.
In many ways Scott served as a big brother to me and when things went bad for me in Seattle he gave me a place to live for a while, bought me a train ticket to San Francisco and drove me to the Train Station. I will never forget his kindness, positive attitude and I think I have permanent hearing damage from his loud ass monster Triple Rectifier, Jazz Chorus stack (I am probably not the only one) so in a way he has physically affected me for the rest of my life. If there is some sort of afterlife I hope our paths cross and we can play together again. Rest in loud filthy saturated guitar noise Scott Brovan. Its been fucking amazing my friend.
There will be a service for Scott on Tuesday August 23rd in Coronado, CA at McP's Irish pub at 3:30 PM