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Julee Cruise: 1956-2022

Today’s deeply sad news was that singer Julee Cruise has committed suicide, following several years of suffering from lupus as well as depression. She first came to my attention like most others, in the soundtrack to David Lynch’s arresting “Blue … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Has Been Gone For 25 Years Now… [part 1]

Part 1: My STUPID YEARS… Where does the time go? It feels like he just died last month. I can remember the awful pit in my stomach when I discovered, somehow, on the internet [which in 1997, I only had … Continue reading

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Harold Budd: 1936 – 2020

I received terrible news last night as I was reading The Guardian after dinner. The incomparable Harold Budd had died at the age of 84. Worse, as details filtered out this was another covid-19 related music death. Word came from … Continue reading

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Rupert Hine: 1947 -2020

Sad news last Friday night as chasinvictoria contacted me with the news that the great Rupert Hine had died at 72. No cause of death has been mentioned yet. I’d first heard Hine when I managed to see the video … Continue reading

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Florian Schneider: 1947-2020

I hadn’t even finished playing my run of Stranglers albums this week when yesterday morning I got the first message from Gavin, who’s more connected than I am by far. He was suggesting that Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider had died … Continue reading

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Dave Greenfield: 1949-2020

Here we go again. I had planned to review a new release today but I was blindsided by this instead. I have been mentally preparing for every musician I enjoy eventually meeting their fate as have been writing this blog … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 1]

In the last obituary here, regarding Mark Hollis, I invoked Scott Walker just three weeks ago when using him in a comparison of artistic temperament to Hollis. Just last night, around midnight, my friend JT emailed me the news while … Continue reading

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