Doug Didjit passed away

Very sad to report that friend, and Touch and Go band member, Doug Evans (aka Doug Didjit) has died.

Doug was the bad-ass bass player in the Didjits (who released 5 amazing albums on Touch and Go between 1988 and 1993). To this day, the Didjits album Hey Judester remains one of the best rock albums we ever released. Their live shows stepped it up to the next level (if that's even possible)... not to be missed... and I never missed any of their shows in Chicago!

Despite the fact that they lived downstate, the Didjits were some of the first friends I made in Chicago after moving there in 1986. Steve Albini turned me on to their music and introduced us. Doug was always friendly, easy going, funny, and happy to help in any way he could.

When my ratty old Mustang wasn't running right, he kindly offered to rebuild the top end of the engine. I stood around asking him dumb questions, which he patiently answered while he expertly rebuilt it. Ran like a top when he was done. The car's long gone, but the fun we had working on it isn't forgotten.

Condolences to all those who knew and cared for Doug.
Corey Rusk