Wow! Did you catch the series finale of the six-part documentary The Jinx last night on HBO? Holy Bananas! It aired the day after millionaire Robert Durst was arrested. And it contained what many consider to be an outright confession caught on a still-recording-but-Durst-didn’t-realize-it microphone.
“The Jinx” was some of the most compelling TV I’ve seen in a while and the story hasn’t ended…not by a long shot.
Durst might have killed three people but hasn’t been convicted of murder. The story dates back to 1982 when his first wife, Kathy Durst disappeared. She is still missing, no body has even been found. Durst was a suspect…kinda sorta.
Then his best friend Susan Berman was murdered in 2000. That crime remains unsolved.
Then he killed his neighbor Morris Black in Texas but got off even though Durst freely admits to dismembering the body and disposing of it in a river where a fisherman discovered it in several garbage bags.
All of this is to say that Robert Durst is an odd duck, a troubled soul and quite possibly a calculated murderer. Time will tell and I’ll be watching this story unfold like a hawk.
In the meantime, here’s a cheery round-up of songs dedicated to the bizarre story of Robert Durst who will live in infamy regardless of which way the legal pendulum ultimately swings.
1. “Murder Tonight in the Trailer Park” Cowboy Junkies
2. “Murder Incorporated” Bruce Springsteen (note the first line is “Bobby’s got a gun that he keeps beneath his pillow” Coincidence? Hmmm….
3. “Mack the Knife” Bobby Darin
4. “Getting Away With It” Electronic
“Psycho Killer” Talking Heads
“Murder By Numbers” The Police
“Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen (couldn’t resist this one!)