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Aug162011

Scott Brovan

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. 
 

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Reader Comments (6)

Jake, I am sorry Scott is gone. I am in shock.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBetty

thanks for posting this, heard a rumor... although its been years this is super sad. Scott was a great person.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermack

Life was more fun when Scott was around. He was an amazing upbeat person and I'm honored to have been his friend. I hope you're rockin out in Heaven now my friend!

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterginger

Miss you Scotty, so blessed to have known you

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershari

This is so far beyond sad. I have known Scotty for about 10 years and I first heard of his passing a couple weeks ago, but have been too shaken to post anything until now. Anyone who was blessed to have Scott smile at them knows how he could light up your day like nothing else. I still can't believe it is real, and I know that we all miss him so much.

Thank you, Jake, for giving us this forum to connect, as it has been hard to get in touch with his other friends and family.

My friend, Tara, and myself will be coordinating a memorial service in Seattle for Scott towards the end of the month, and I will post the details here in case anyone wants to take part.

The world misses you, Scotty!!! You blessed everyone who knew you, and brought some seriously great music to our lives. I love you man, and will never forget the Halloween that we spent together carving pumpkins and watching The Matrix movies. My biggest regret is how many people on this planet never had the chance to know you. See you in the next life; I hope your heaven is full of killer tunes and hot babes! We'll never forget you! <3 , Jamie

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I am Scott's Mom...and believe me I am as shocked as so many friends and family are over losing him. The kind words from you all who knew Scott in his Seattle life, is a balm for my soul. Scott was who he appeared to be...a truly kindhearted man. If there are any songs Scott wrote or co-wrote with ya'll I would truly appreciate knowing how to have some of his work..his art...for his little sister, nephew and brand new niece to hold on to his precious spirit.
Thank you for being my son's friends. I feel honored to add these words to my healing.
God bless each one of you richly.
Christy Brovan

September 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristy Brovan

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