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Lily Vera Errington, 1922-2011

My grandmother died a couple of weeks ago on the 9th of October. Her funeral is today. Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible for me to make it over to England at short notice.  I would like to write her life … Continue reading

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RIP Trish Keenan from Broadcast

Out of the blue today, some sad news. As reported here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and especially here Trish Keenan, singer in Broadcast has died of Pneumonia at the age of 42. Broadcast have been one of my … Continue reading

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RIP Captain Beefheart

This is pretty rubbish news. Tributes from Andrew Hickey and Meatbreak here. I don’t have anything to say except “listen to Kandy Korn.”

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RIP Ari Up of The Slits

Ari Up’s death at the age of 48 was announced yesterday. I can’t write anything more incisive about her than Jon Savage so read this instead. I’d just been getting into The Slits over the past couple of months, and … Continue reading

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RIP Alan Plater

Alan Plater died last weekend. Not an incredibly well-known name, or a fashionable one, but one that had been somewhere near the top of my TV heroes list since I first saw The Beiderbecke Affair in the mid 1990s. Writing … Continue reading

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RIP Kurt Vonnegut

1923 – 2007 http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2055622,00.html

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First Syd, now Arthur All the good ones are dying.

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