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.