IRS Tea Bomber Joe Stack (1956-2010) Played Bass, the Accordion, and Sang in a Band. He was also “Easygoing”

Then he wrote a suicide web letter and flew a plane into a building. This today at CNN:

Thursday’s incident left those who knew Stack scratching their heads.

“I can’t believe it’s the same person,” said Ric Furley, an Austin musician who played in a band with Stack for a period more than two years ago.

Stack played bass, the accordion and sang for the band, according to the band’s Web site.

Stack was very musical, and conversations with his bandmates typically revolved around music, not grievances he may have had.

“He was very easygoing,” Furley said, adding that he guessed it was insanity that led Stack to his alleged suicide mission. “What else could it be?”

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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