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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2013 at 18:56
I feel a little guilty because I probably hadn't listened to any of his albums for a year or so.  But pulling them out again today, there are countless songs in there that have been a part of my life for what seems like forever.  He's brought me so much joy in my life, and has continually sparked my imagination as I wondered how anyone who wrote something as light as "Butterfly Dance" could then turn around and do something as thoroughly demented and evil as "Song From the Bottom of a Well".  He liked to experiment, but he liked to play it simple too.  He saw the world with the eyes of a child, and had the poetic gifts to let us see that world too.
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He was such a charming guy with this unique voice and style. I'll miss him.Unhappy

Listening to Shooting At The Moon right now.

Edited by Mellotron Storm - February 20 2013 at 18:54
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Sad news. Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2013 at 16:44
Wasn't expecting that today. Don't have a vast knowledge of his music but I do have Soft Machine III and Joy of a Toy, two albums I get a lot of enjoyment from. A very influential musician. RIP Heart
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I went through a big Kevin Ayers stage around 2003-2004, and put him on my Myspace page shortly after as an influence, when it seems no one was really thinking of him much.  I wrote him a fan letter at that time and seemed to somehow get through, I think he had a webmaster or public internet spokesperson around then that told me, or it may have been just a guestbook he had at the time.  It was a long time ago now.  He really had a way of retaining that poetic purity and focusing on parts of the 60's and 70's thing that not a lot of other artists were able to verbalize well. 

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damn this blows... the dude made some awesome music. Time to listen to SM's debut and some Ayers solo stuff!
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this is a huge bummer. Unhappy  RIP
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2013 at 14:37
RIP indeed. SM debut was fantastic. Will spin it tonight in his honor.
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Only 68 as well. Very sad.


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He was one of those guys I just expected to stick around forever, putting an album out every ten years or so, just kicking back and doing his thing.  It's sad to realize he won't be doing that anymore.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2013 at 12:21
This is deeply upsetting news. My condolences to Kevin's daughters. RIP old chap.


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huge respect for that guy.  RIP.  will spin some early softs tonight :-)
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Sad sad news RIP
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RIP Kevin Ayers, another great loss.
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The Whole World mourns. 
 
I am very sad.
 
RIP
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by Stool Man - February 20 2013 at 10:59
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Sad news. RIP

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