mr. mittens (akmed) wrote,
mr. mittens

dropping like flies, appearing like ghosts

apparently i have been living under the cone of silence the last few months- everything has escaped me. mick karn born Antony Michaelides in cyprus, the bass player for Japan, as well as a slew of others, died only 52 years old from advanced cancer. japan is another one of the groups that just seems forgotten today. my very best friend in junior high- ok, my only friend- was a huge japan fan at a time when our generation was taken with stadium rock and bands like reo speedwagon or were smoking pot in the bathroom , writing led zeppelin lyrics on the stall walls. new wave hadn't quite made the charts- thankfully because it makes the charts and it tends to get absolutely ruined whatever it is. at this time new wave still meant fag.

karn was an exceptional bass player and he looked absolutely perfect for the times. here he is playing bass for kate bush. there is a wardrobe malfunction, so keep an eye peeled...

not popular, this and the work of throbbing gristle and coil - that was the soundtrack to my life and the lives of my friends then. maybe it's just i am so shocked to find so much time has passed and i was not paying attention. the past is haunted and haunting. there's time for a kiss but no time for regrets so don't.


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