Friday, 29 March 2019

Shane Rimmer - d. March 29th 2019

Up, into the capsule,
up, blasting through 
the swimming pool,
wings opening out.
Here it comes: death, 
the ultimate rescue.

Read about Shane Rimmer here

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

'Ranking' Roger Charlery - d. March 26th 2019

I heard your song, 
Rude Boy.
You moved my little feet,
and I had to come around.
Top ranking indeed,
full stop.

Read about Ranking Roger here

Monday, 25 March 2019

Scott Walker - d. March 25th 2019

The orchestra plays
a symphony of pain.
Then, your voice,
rich with regret, 
deep as a cello,
the sound
of an empty ship,
a setting sun.

Read about Scott Walker here

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Dick Dale - d. March 16th 2019

like a corkscrew of surf,
like a crossfire of drums,
like a cracking of bones,
then reverb, reverb, reverb.

read about Dick Dale here

Friday, 8 March 2019

Jan-Michael Vincent - d. March 8th 2019

Where did you go?
The daydream of youth,
salt-caked, sun-bleached
lost in some Great Swell,
cut to tatters in the chop
of distant rotor blades.

read about Jan-Michael Vincent here

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Magenta Devine - d. March 6th 2019

Saints and martyrs
are leafing through features
in old issues of The Face:

  • How are youth wearing celestial raiment this season? 
  • Death: this year's must-have accessory

In the byline, a picture of you: 
edgy, resolutely on-trend.

Read about Magenta Devine here

Monday, 4 March 2019

Keith Flint - d. March 4th 2019

You were the trouble starter, 
snarling intimidator,
the beat addicted, 
punk blowback liquidator,
fire-eating terminator.