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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the pop-rock band Train, best known for their hits Drops of Jupiter and Meet Virginia, has died after slipping and falling in the shower while house sitting for a friend in Brussels, Belgium. He was 58.



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One of my relatives died when "Drops of Jupiter" was everywhere and it had become his and his wife's favorite song. It was written for lead singer Pat Monahan's mother after she died and is one of the all-time classic rock songs about grief. Great tune.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2024-05-23 02:19 PM | Reply

Did the shower have a bar in it?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-23 03:04 PM | Reply

" Did the shower have a bar in it?"

I had a bar in my shower but I had to take it out because the cocktails I would make always tasted watered-down.

#3 | Posted by Nerfherder at 2024-05-23 04:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Anyone notice these modern looking showers using marble on four sides with glass doors.

I imagine these are slippery as F.

Luckily for me the previous owner of my home must have been elderly. There are all sorts of handicap thoughtfulness in the house. At first you think it's too much, who would use this?, but eventually you see the utility and safety in the design/product.

#4 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-05-23 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was just at a campsite that had a bunch of those in the showers there. Good deed for the day though - I noticed they held a lot of water that could have made someone's grip slip, so hit them with some good hydrophobic car wax for safety.

(Kidding. The thought made me laugh for a while though.)

#5 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2024-05-23 06:52 PM | Reply

RIP, this is a tragic way to go.

My best memory of the band was when I was at a high school party. Their song came on, and the host went up to his cd-player, opened it (stopping the music), and we all watched him break the CD and toss it in the garbage. Another friend had just entered the room, "What was that?"
"Burned Train CD".

Never liked the band. I like trains, though

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-05-23 07:35 PM | Reply

@#6 ... My best memory of the band was when I was at a high school party. ...

I heard "Drops of Jupiter" on the local college station (I was way past high school at the time, in my 50's).

The song struck me with the gravitas of the song.

RIP Charlie Colin.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-23 07:57 PM | Reply

At least William Holden had the good sense to towel off before face-planting into that coffee table.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-23 08:11 PM | Reply

Always good to have multiple secure grab bars in a shower. Those tile showers with built in seats and edges can be unforgiving if you go down. Often thought a harness attached to grab bar might be a good option to prevent catastrophic fall, like a seat belt in a Boeing facing air turbulence. Always too bad with such accidents.

#9 | Posted by Robson at 2024-05-23 08:27 PM | Reply

My fave Train tune is Calling all Angels.

Mostly because the USN Blue Angels flight demo team was using if for background music at Fairchild AFB the last time I saw them.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2024-05-23 08:27 PM | Reply

@#9 ... Always good to have multiple secure grab bars in a shower. ...


Like using a seat-belt in mid-flight when you're on an airplane.

A Good Thing.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-23 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

First thing I did wn I got out of the hospital after a stroke was to have grab bars installed in the tub/shower.
Perhesonally, I think it was a great song!

#12 | Posted by danni at 2024-05-24 06:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


Cite the source? (No offense intended.)

That sounds really familiar but I'm having a hard time placing it.

#13 | Posted by Dbt2 at 2024-05-24 06:43 AM | Reply

Re: #10 Redial

Ugh, I forgot that song existed. Hopefully a few beers can bleach it out again

#14 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-05-24 07:23 AM | Reply

have grab bars installed

My father in law used to work for DuPont. He was able to buy 4 x 8 sheets of Corian when it came out for $2.50 a sheet and used it for everything....the back hallway...the shower surround. Ever try to drill a screw into it? I broke three drill bits trying to install the shower bars for them.

#15 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-24 10:00 AM | Reply

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