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The Short Version: Unfinished

Posted at 4:00 PM on July 19, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Plenty to mourn about this prodigious short-lived talent. He was short-changed in years. We're short-changed in melodies that never were. But, strangely, that patina of poignancy need not apply to the famous, eponymous symbol of the young man's unfinished business.