Larry Whalen was an early member of Colder By The Lake, an original resident of Emerson and bohemian fixture here until he moved to Madeline Island. Known for his oriental rug collection, early adoption of the interwebz and absurdist dancing, he is also noted in the “Beloved Characters of Duluth” PDD gallery. Recently he was in hospice in Ashland and passed away due to some form of tumor. I’ll fondly remember many rehearsals with CBTL, his love of Ramses cigs and hazy coffee induced snickering. With the passing of Doug Moen and Larry we’ve lost some significant freak power here in Zenith City.