The waste (memory wastes)

I just got a text message from my friend Gerard in Ireland telling me that Grant McLennan just died.

We saw The Go-Betweens together in Dublin in 1989 supporting REM on the Green world tour — still one of the best gigs of my life. I never got the chance to see them since the reunion… guess I never will.

The world is a poorer place without the man who wrote and sang:

When the rain hit the roof with the sound of a finished kiss
like when a lip lifts from a lip
I took the wrong road round.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

16 years ago I wrote Brighton rock

The Brighton Festival is in full swing. Everywhere you look, there’s theatre, music, dance and art.

17 years ago I wrote Malkovich, Malkovich

Malkovich this Malkovich.