Friday, 29 May 2020

Larry Kramer - d. May 27th 2020

Amid those years of chaos,
waist-deep in prejudice,
you cut through the BS,
wrote uncomfortable justice,
of the first lesions, the KS,
the plague before the abyss, 
scripted a warning, a witness.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Fred Willard - d. May 15th 2020

Eh, wha’appen? 
I blinked and missed you,
then rewatched,
as all of us must surely do,
and you snuck in,
smiling, not knowing a damn
thing. I went for you
like you were made outta ham.

Read about Fred Willard Here

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Astrid Kirchherr - d. May 12th 2020

Your wraith, in half-shadow,
is the spectre in the cellar
or the dark boutiques of 
Mathew Street, St Pauli.
A stylish ghost, friend to
genius, tutor in the art
of the unschoolable cool.

Read about Astrid Kirchherr Here

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Little Richard - d. May 9th 2020

Hail! Hail! We genuflect
before the king who wrote the book.
Originator. Architect.
You sang a prayer, then ripped it up.

read about Little Richard here

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Florian Schneider - d. May 6th 2020

Sounds. Rhythms. Frontiers. Legend.
Sounds. Rhythms. Frontiers. Legend.
Sounds. Rhythms. Frontiers. Legend.
Sounds. Rhythms. Frontiers. Legend.

Read about Florian Schneider here

Millie Small - d. May 5th 2020

My, girl, 
how you lit the fuse 
to that cane-sweet beat, 
blue as Kingston sky, 
mashing up systems 
from here to Brixton,
making the world 
go giddy-up.

Read about Millie Small here

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Dave Greenfield - d. May 3rd 2020

No more your riffsinblack,
textures like suninblack.
Play then the dirgeinblack:
Long gone is youthinblack.

Read about Dave Greenfield here