Tuesday, January 04, 2011

RIP: Gerry Rafferty

Damn! In addition to Mick Karn, it appears that well known Stealers Wheel founder, Gerry Rafferty also passed away today. Let's hope that this is last of this type of news for a while.

Although I will always associate his music with my teenage years, I will never forget the infamous scene from Quentin Tarantino's, Reservoir Dogs, where they used Stuck in the Middle with You.

RIP: Mick Karn

Fans of the Art Rock band, Japan, as well as David Sylvian, Kate Bush, David Torn, and Peter Murphy are most likely familiar with Cypriot born bassist, Andonis Michaelides, better know as, Mick Karn. Unfortunately, he finally left this plane today, after a protracted 6 month battle with cancer.

I was fortunate enough to have seen him perform once, during the mid 80's with Bill Bruford and David Torn, in support of the Cloud about Mercury album, at the Bottom Line, in New York. Before anyone comments, I am well aware that Tony Levin was the bassist on the album. Karn however, played at this particular live performance, and was outstanding.

A truly unique artist, he will be missed by many.