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    Posted: March 13 2015 at 00:08
         
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 00:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 00:22
With his current health condition this is by no means surprising.

But this is quite a sad story. I feel many GonG marathons coming up. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 00:48
He was given six months to live at the beginning of February, so he has been robbed of almost five of them. On the plus side , I expect he has been spared much suffering by this early exit. He did say he wasn't going to fight his illness, and it seems he was true to his word.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 01:09
I haven't listened to Gong in ages. Perhaps a bit of a binge is due tomorrow. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 01:35
Friday 13th - I knew something dire would happen this day.......
Very sad news indeed. My dear Anarchist, Visionary, Pothead Pixie, Revolutionist, Instigator, Pioneer, Joker, Prog Zero ....... (and more - always making 'light' of tough situations in my life) - gone......
Of course, I never knew him in person, though my heart goes out to Gilli, his immediate family, friends, and all associated with Daevid and his musical escapades........
We were prepared, we knew it, damn this is up there with the toughest news within my Prog-Fanboy life........
Vive Gong, may that teapot fly high in the here-and-now, and for evermore.
When I discovered Camembert Electrique back in the late 80's, that was it, Daevid was 'it', the 'one' - glissando-ing his way through the cosmos and taking me along for the ride. He always selected (?) the most fitting musicians to join him, without him, I'm sure there'd be no 'Canterbury Scene', and I thank him eternally for all the positivity and joy his music and words have brought to my life.
R.I.P. Daevid, you will NEVER be forgotten.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 02:20

Oh! What a terrible way to  start the day! 

THis has made me very sad and I don't know what to say - later.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 02:38
Awful news
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 03:15
He's flown his teapot back to Planet Gong. RIP Divided Alien.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 03:44
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 04:11
That explains the strange phenomenon I witnessed last night - the stars were dancing joyously, one becoming brighter and brighter until it suddenly died out in a burst to give life to new stars.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 05:22
I'd read he was going downhill very fast, so I was somehow expecting it to happen soon.. This doesn't make it less sad, though. RIP David, and thanks for the music and the joy you gave usCry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:17
Thanks Daevid. Much good music there. A great loss.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:32
Just put Angel's Egg under the turntable, that's what he was. Off to planet Gong!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:35
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Friday 13th - I knew something dire would happen this day.......
Very sad news indeed. My dear Anarchist, Visionary, Pothead Pixie, Revolutionist, Instigator, Pioneer, Joker, Prog Zero ....... (and more - always making 'light' of tough situations in my life) - gone......
Of course, I never knew him in person, though my heart goes out to Gilli, his immediate family, friends, and all associated with Daevid and his musical escapades........
We were prepared, we knew it, damn this is up there with the toughest news within my Prog-Fanboy life........
Vive Gong, may that teapot fly high in the here-and-now, and for evermore.
When I discovered Camembert Electrique back in the late 80's, that was it, Daevid was 'it', the 'one' - glissando-ing his way through the cosmos and taking me along for the ride. He always selected (?) the most fitting musicians to join him, without him, I'm sure there'd be no 'Canterbury Scene', and I thank him eternally for all the positivity and joy his music and words have brought to my life.
R.I.P. Daevid, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Spendidly put sir.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:37
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/gong-founder-daevid-allen-has-died-aged-77
Quote Gong founder Daevid Allen has died, aged 77
 
 
Legendary eccentric had announced he only had six months to live in February
 
 
 
Daevid Allen, the leader of the legendary prog-jazz eccentrics Gong, has died aged 77. The news was confirmed on the Facebook page of Allen’s son, Orlando Monday Allen.
 
"And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divided alien and his other 12 selves prepare to pass up the oily way and back to the planet of love. And I rejoice and give thanks,” he wrote. “Thanks to you dear dear daevid for introducing me to my family of magick brothers and mystic sisters, for revealing the mysteries, you were the master builder but now have made us all the master builders. As the eternal wheel turns we will continue your message of love and pass it around. We are all one, we are all gong. Rest well my friend, float off on our ocean of love. The gong vibration will forever sound and its vibration will always lift and enhance. You have left such a beautiful legacy and we will make sure it forever shines in our children and their children. Now is the happiest time of yr life. Blessed be.
 
Last month, Allen announced he had been given six months to live, after cancer for which he had previously been treated had spread to his lung. “I am not interested in endless surgical operations and in fact it has come as a relief to know that the end is in sight,” he said. “I am a great believer in ‘The Will of the Way Things Are’ and I also believe that the time has come to stop resisting and denying and to surrender to the way it is.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 06:50
I feel like I just lost a close friend, he's a better man than me the way he promoted love to his fellow man. A true light has been snuffed out but his music and message will live on.
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 07:43
I'm glad his suffering is over with, he's at peace now. 

This is a great tribute:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2015 at 07:56
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

I'm glad his suffering is over with, he's at peace now. 


That is definitely true.
What an original and inspiring artist he was!
RIP!
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