The Fall singer Mark E. Smith has died, at the age of 60


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/24/rip-fall-singer-mark-e-smith.html


#2

Come on. First LeGuin and now Mark E. Smith. is 2018 going to be 2016 all over again? (Probably, yes. Loads of childhood hero’s getting old…)


#3

NOOOO. No. My favorite non-singer/talkey/squeakey singer. Dammit.


#4

Oh no, 2018 is revving up.


#5

I can’t think of many people who were loved and feared at the same time by so many people.
My son was in the Fall for a short time (wasn’t everyone?) and as an example of his unpredictability, in the space of three days Mark E Smith threatened to have my son’s legs broken by ‘acquaintances’ in Manchester and bought him a beautiful handmade piece of pottery. There was only one M.E.S.


#6

One more thing that makes me not want to get up in the morning.

Sign of the time: an ad for meds under the Mr Pharmacist vid.

Cynical dead punk poet’s digital ghost advertizing meds. Yeah, things ain’t always getting better.


#7

the most appropriate song…

https://youtu.be/VodWcOQF0KY


#8

Winter is always bad, but there do seem to have been too many heroes die young so far this year.


#9

And so ends the long list of “ex-members of The Fall.”


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