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Topic: RIP Kevin Ayers
Posted By: Einsetumadur
Subject: RIP Kevin Ayers
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:11
http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2013/02/kevin_ayers_1944_-_2013.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2013/02/kevin_ayers_1944_-_2013.html

RIP Kevin   (1944-2013) Cry


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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:14
R.I.P Kevin Joy Of A Toy. always been a fav of Mine.Unhappy

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:17
OMG.

Very sad. Tragic.


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:17
Very sad news.  RIP Kevin. 

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:19
Terrible news.  RIP.


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:24
NOOOOOOOOOOOO

CryCryCry

omg....


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:27
RIP.

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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:28
now that is really sad! rest in peace, Kevin. Friede and I hope you will enjoy playing in St. Peter's band


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:28
RIP

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:31
WTF?!?!?!?!!!! 
No way............................. 
I just about love everything he's been involved with. From Gong to his solo efforts, Kevin was a true original when it comes down to guitar playing. Casual, laid back, oddly cling clangy at times, but somehow I always know when he's playing - he was that distinctive.

A little fave from yours truly:


I hope you're jamming with Jimi somewhere Kevin. Thanks for the music.


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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:32


Goodbye Kevin and thank you for all that lovely Music Cry


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Posted By: Ady Cardiac
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:36
great shame.....    RIP kevin.......been a bad few days for some legends to pass ( i know richard bryers had sod all to do with music)


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:46
A great loss, I love his solo albums. A giant of prog.
 
And why can't I see anything about this on the BBC web site?


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:53
Here's a favorite of mine, a complex orchestrated piece, recorded live for the BBC.  David Bedford, who was in his band at the time, did many orchestrations for Kevin's songs in his early solo career.




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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 09:53
Maybe because BBC doesn't care about prog music any-more...?(Apart from a couple of Top Gear hosts that is...Cry)

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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 10:17
Terrible ! This was the coolest guy of the world Broken Heart


Posted By: manofmystery
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 10:36
Cry RIP

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 10:36
RIP


Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 10:40
Sad news. RIP

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Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 10:59
The Whole World mourns. 
 
I am very sad.
 
RIP
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z4PX0v7Khs&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DFt6y4cWUD-HfaDINt3A1B" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z4PX0v7Khs&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DFt6y4cWUD-HfaDINt3A1B


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Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 11:09
RIP Kevin Ayers, another great loss.

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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 11:53
Sad sad news RIP

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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 12:06
Unhappy

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Posted By: zumacraig
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 12:14
huge respect for that guy.  RIP.  will spin some early softs tonight :-)

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Posted By: Dean
Date 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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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 12:24
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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Posted By: Canterzeuhl
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 13:35
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041



Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 13:39
Only 68 as well. Very sad.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 14:36
RIP

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 14:37
RIP indeed. SM debut was fantastic. Will spin it tonight in his honor.

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Posted By: pfloyd
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 14:46
this is a huge bummer. Unhappy  RIP

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 14:55
RIPCryCry


Posted By: Sumdeus
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 16:19
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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Posted By: brainstormer
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 16:39
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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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date 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


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 17:22
Sad news. Cry

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 18:48

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.

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date 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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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 19:31
Rest in peace to a Canterbury legend. 

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Posted By: KingCrInuYasha
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 20:11
All this crazy gift of time...
RIP


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 22:03
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

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.
 
 
Well said Steve Clap
Ayers and Wyatt were the co-founders of Soft Machine i understand, and were great friends back in the day. Kevin left after Soft Machine's first album and tour. They opened for Hendrix on his American tour which you can appreciate would have been a whirlwind for the band and Kevin decided to leave and go solo.
Ayers spent his childhood growing up in Malaysia enjoying the beach and warm weather. So when his parents moved back to the UK when he was around 12 it was traumatic for him as he was shipped off to boarding school and also dealing with the grey and damp climate. He would spend the rest of his life trying to escape England eventually living in France. He loved the warmer climates including the people who lived there because he felt these people enjoyed life more and were more relaxed.


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 23:39
R.I.P Kevin Ayers! A very unique and enigmatic performer

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: February 20 2013 at 23:39
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

NOOOOOOOOOOOO

CryCryCry

omg....
This.
OMFG.............................why does this have to happen..................................................?????
R.I.P. Kevin, I'll be shooting at the moon for ya' !!


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 00:07
Very upsetting news, RIP Kevin. 

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Posted By: mongofa
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 00:07
R.I.P
 
 
Heart


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 01:49
Prog has been losing people lately Disapprove   R.I.P

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 06:04
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

A great loss, I love his solo albums. A giant of prog.
 
And why can't I see anything about this on the BBC web site?
Well it got on the BBC in the end, apparently Kevin's father started the Old Grey Whistle Test.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 06:06
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

A great loss, I love his solo albums. A giant of prog.
 
And why can't I see anything about this on the BBC web site?
Well it got on the BBC in the end, apparently Kevin's father started the Old Grey Whistle Test.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041

That was on the BBC site yesterday. It is  posted in a duplicate thread.


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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 06:48
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

A great loss, I love his solo albums. A giant of prog.
 
And why can't I see anything about this on the BBC web site?
Well it got on the BBC in the end, apparently Kevin's father started the Old Grey Whistle Test.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041

That was on the BBC site yesterday. It is  posted in a duplicate thread.
Yeah, I saw it on the BBC yesterday, but it did take them a while to post it.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 07:02
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

A great loss, I love his solo albums. A giant of prog.
 
And why can't I see anything about this on the BBC web site?
Well it got on the BBC in the end, apparently Kevin's father started the Old Grey Whistle Test.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041" rel="nofollow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21517041

That was on the BBC site yesterday. It is  posted in a duplicate thread.
Yeah, I saw it on the BBC yesterday, but it did take them a while to post it.

Very true.


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Posted By: Alucard
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 11:41
Kevin Ayers died last monday at his French home.
Cry


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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 12:06
Thanks, Alucard. I hadn't heard. Unhappy


Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 12:17

Just to point out this thread to those thinking of starting another (with all due respect)

 


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 12:52
Very sad. RIP Unhappy


Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 16:06
Went to my library, picked up Joy Of A Toy, started to play the chords of "Song For Insane Times".
What could I do else?


Posted By: Olivier!
Date Posted: February 21 2013 at 19:59
RIP Ayers
Loved you when you were in Soft. + your Joy of a toy album. Your voice was so soothing for us.
Peace and courage for your relatives.


Posted By: NutterAlert
Date Posted: February 22 2013 at 06:46
 
very very sad. Lost one of my musical icons.
 
loved his music and his attitude
 
"Goodbye, everybody, Now it's time to go.
I hope I don't leave you feeling low, oh no...."
 
 


Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: February 22 2013 at 06:55
"Don't be sad and down
Take another look around"


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: February 22 2013 at 07:32
And by the way,
THANK YOU
VERY
MUCH


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Posted By: RoyFairbank
Date Posted: February 23 2013 at 14:59
RIP

I don't like soft machine very much but It stinks losing a prog legend.

One song by Ayers I like that I just played was Saturday Night from Falling Up. I used to play it on Saturday night shifts at work, as the sun set. I found out he had passed on on a saturday night (or evening).... weird coincidence.....


Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: February 23 2013 at 15:05
wow, that's hard to read. RIp Kevin.

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Posted By: OzzProg
Date Posted: February 23 2013 at 18:04

hope you're chillin'


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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: February 23 2013 at 18:15
Kevin Ayers - Taverne De L'Olympia, May 1970 - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO8uQqLxgA" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO8uQqLxgA
 
Kevin Ayers - Taverne De L'Olympia, May 1970 - Part 2
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T9NFEyzB7o" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T9NFEyzB7o
 
RIP Kev.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 15:10
There are times when I am not very good with words.

This is one such time.

I have an appreciation for folks that disdain the "fame" thing, and the "rock" thing, and a whole lot more that has nothing to do with one's feelings, but how one takes advantage of those feelings.

Some folks want to make money off that, and some want to be famous and some hjope to make a living off them ... but how ironic, that a person that DIDN'T ... ends up getting that honor ... and in so many ways, I can understand that and still follow it.

There are a couple more people that will drive me to tears, and the words above from the song, is just like me ... sometimes you see things and sometimes you don't ... and you want them out of your dream ... because you want another dream ... and when I made my film, that was the point and the professor even asked me about it, since the only soundtrack to the whole visual exercise were these lyrics and Jim Morrison screaming ... has this dream stopped ... during the few credits and thank yous.

I did not see the point, THEN, of doing what everyone else was already doing ... so they could compare me to them and them to me ... I already knew I am not them, and they are not me ... so I decided, just like the piece of music and work ... that it had to be what I felt ... and what I felt changes in time, place, and sometimes, by the influences around me, be they work, Coffee House and me feeling bad that I dissed Bapu, and all that ... but in the end ... what you see is sacred ... and should never be judged.

But is it possible to make your vision come alive ... many have tried and many have failed ... and they turned to drink, or a song ... in another bar, hoping that the sleepwalking patrons can hear you ... crying inside ... for something that you don't have and you want! I leave, when I hear that. Because that is just as stupid as a search for anything else out there ... and the old line that is so true (check the tag line!) is the one most often ignored ... everything you ever wanted, and could achieve is right in front of you, if you only reach out for it ... but we ignore this, for ideas ... that lead us away from ourselves and each other ... the veritable "the father and I" are no longer one ... and we're so separated that the best we can do is copy another song format, or change the lyric a bit, so we can speak ours ... and no one will give a dang about it ... so, in my book, you might as well let it go and let it all hangout ... and finger everyone with your own bits and pieces. And if someone doesn';t like it ... too bad ... because others will ... !!!

A lot of this thinking, comes off like something that is right out of the ""Hippy Manual 101" ... and it is not ... that manual was not about the person, but an idea. But there was a freedom, inside and out, that was the desired spirit that did not come alive, and I love to blame ... if you come to san francisco, come with flowers in your hair ... kind of mentality ... because that is just the kind of public message that makes everyone look stupid and just another lemming in a society that is trying hard to control you to buy this and that and this and that ... and make sure that no individuality is possible!

So, with all that said ... Kevin ... to me ... you are ... going to be missed. I know that many of us are getting older and our time is close at hand ... but I long to take off my mask ... and stick out my tongue ... to that person in charge of it all!

RIP and will meet you in the other side ... without the masks ... they probably won't be necessary any more.

Pedro

PS: I can imagine that both Daevid Allen and Robert Wyatt are shedding some serious tears, and possibly even Mike Oldfield ... who will more than likely do a Kevin Ayers song in his next album! Bet me on it!

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 15:12
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

now that is really sad! rest in peace, Kevin. Friede and I hope you will enjoy playing in St. Peter's band
 
Ohhh yeah ... he's gonna give it to us straight from the source ... lyrics without fake translations!
 
And for once, we know that they are true! And we will still laugh and shout into a bucket ... for fun, this time!


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 15:22
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Prog has been losing people lately Disapprove   R.I.P
 
The part that scares me mmost, is that it will lose far more, if we can not add more value and nutrition to the world that helped create this music ... which places like this are not able/capable of doing. Wikipedia is doing a far better job of making sure the information is noted and listed, and this place has far better material but no editorial levelrage or design to help it more.
 
Prog, like most anything else, will keep on losing ... until there is something else to replace it ... but when the folks involved do not care for the history, the art and the place ... might as well die, since no one cares, anyway!


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Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 17:41
Sad sad newsCry

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Posted By: Pastor Rex Cat
Date Posted: February 25 2013 at 04:22
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers" rel="nofollow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers

Got the news while checking out the Canterbury Soundwaves blog.

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Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: February 25 2013 at 05:34
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Prog has been losing people lately Disapprove   R.I.P
 
The part that scares me mmost, is that it will lose far more, if we can not add more value and nutrition to the world that helped create this music ... which places like this are not able/capable of doing. Wikipedia is doing a far better job of making sure the information is noted and listed, and this place has far better material but no editorial levelrage or design to help it more.
 
Prog, like most anything else, will keep on losing ... until there is something else to replace it ... but when the folks involved do not care for the history, the art and the place ... might as well die, since no one cares, anyway!
 
As well as losing people, prog is also finding people - time moves on, and new bands are started, and future genii are born, and time moves on


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: February 26 2013 at 16:13

I have written a lot of words on this post and suddenly deleted them...speachless is better.



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Posted By: Pete A.
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 21:10
If you've got no shoes, you've got no shoes to lose.....Rrrrio.........

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Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 12:04
Now Kevin is lying perfectly still... THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MUSIC!!


Posted By: ghost_of_morphy
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 19:32
And I was just listening to Shooting at the Moon yesterday... so sad.

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Posted By: AreYouHuman
Date Posted: May 12 2013 at 21:25
This is late, but I heard the news about Kevin on, of all places, National Public Radio news at the top of the hour, in the middle of the afternoon. They only mentioned it that one time, and nothing further that I know of on any of their programs like All Things Considered (where they would rather review the latest albums by Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars). The report included a clip of Hope for Happiness from the 1st Softs album, but nothing from his own career.

Very, very rare for NPR to acknowledge any prog artists at all.


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 03:34
I still cannot believe this loss :-(

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Posted By: Adams Bolero
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 10:50
Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

I still cannot believe this loss :-(
According to Robert Wyatt he was lucky to have lived as long as he did considering his alcohol and drugs based lifestyle. Kevin leaves a timeless legacy of excellent music; that’s what matters and through that he will live forever.



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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: May 13 2013 at 13:58
A great whimsical Canterbury lp............my personal favorite track being Girl On A Swing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIP


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Posted By: rocksucker
Date Posted: December 26 2013 at 04:53
I tried to find chords online for "May I" and "Blaming It All on Love" but either couldn't find them or only found ones that sounded incorrect, so I sat down and worked them out - if anyone would like them, or would like me to try and figure out any others, let me know!



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