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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7560 on: 08 April, 2020, 05:13:43 AM »
John Prine, Covid 19.

I became a fan via osmosis, as he was a firm favorite of my dad and older blokes who I worked with as well as - for some reason - various primary school teachers and no I don't understand that last one either but it's a sizeable demographic going by my own anecdotal experiences, but if you are a hipster jerk, Prine's work is likely seen as a perfect parody of a certain vintage of country music, while if you are Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash and/or consider American folk music to be serious business, his work was a peerless influence, a blunt cudgel battering you with tales of racist murder and addiction.
Fuckin Covid-19.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7561 on: 08 April, 2020, 07:21:01 AM »
Tim Robinson , polymath author, cartographer, poet of landcape, died last week at 85 from Covid-19. He was my true idol, the person whose work I have most wanted to emulate for over three decades years now, despite realising long ago that I never would. I only met him once, briefly, 25 years ago, but his maps and his writing make me feel like I lived inside his head all these years, and the things he inspired me to do were many of the best things I've ever done. RIP.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7562 on: 08 April, 2020, 09:03:46 AM »
Artists Tim White, renowned known for his Science Fiction Cover Art has died. His Covers for HP Lovecraft's books were amongst the most astounding I 'd ever seen, and his superb realistic art style will be a pleasure to view even knowing Tim is no longer with us. The link seems a bit iffy but clicks on the bit about Tim White artists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_White_(artist)



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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7563 on: 08 April, 2020, 09:34:19 AM »
His Covers for HP Lovecraft's books were amongst the most astounding I 'd ever seen...

Yep, his amazing covers for the three 1980s Grafton Omnibus editions were my way into - and still my vision of - Lovecraft, especially Volume 3 (big fat demon eating naked people in a cave and looking pleased with itself).  Also factors in my adolescent appreciation of his work: boobs and bums.  RIP.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7564 on: 08 April, 2020, 10:26:44 AM »
That's the Lovecraft editions I have too :-(

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« Reply #7565 on: 08 April, 2020, 11:40:11 AM »
Hadn't realised it was Tim White on all the Asimov Foundation editions I had, as well as the early Practchett SFs, including the excellent robo-locust on Dark Side of the Sun

I would however advise not to Google Image whether he did the Asimov Robot books too, or at least not 'The Naked Sun'.  It could be that Google knows me better than I know myself, but it seems to have my orientation all wrong there.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7566 on: 08 April, 2020, 11:46:46 AM »
The first COVID-19 death announced in our company today. Can’t say which company, or who. 40+ yr old woman. Most of my team knew her well, me only in passing. Have spent a good part of the morning consoling colleagues.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7567 on: 09 April, 2020, 03:39:36 PM »
Peter Viggers, MP, 82

Famous for claiming £1,645 for a duck island and £30,000 for other gardening costs.  Also famous for claiming an investigation into drug overdoses in a hospital were a waste of time and money (the investigation found that 656 people had died due to the overdoses).  Coincidentally the death was announced on the same day as a new MP expenses scandal...  Timing, BBC.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7568 on: 09 April, 2020, 03:52:22 PM »
Not all bad news then.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7569 on: 09 April, 2020, 04:08:03 PM »
Not all bad news then.

You might think that but I couldn't possibly comment.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7571 on: 09 April, 2020, 08:37:01 PM »
What a legend. Those TV & movie parodies were wonderful.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7572 on: 10 April, 2020, 04:53:45 PM »
Human Centipede actor Dieter Laser, aged 78,

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7573 on: 12 April, 2020, 11:28:49 AM »
  Stirling Moss, 90, sportsperson.

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