The Death Thread - The Grim Reader


#21

Dick Dale has passed away


#22

And now Scott Walker.
It seems almost every other week I’m spending a few days on Spotify properly delving into musicians I never gotten into previously, on reading their posthumous tributes.


#23

Ranking Roger of 80’s Ska pioneers The Beat passed away yesterday.

‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ and ‘Stand down Margaret’ were staples of my teen years.


#24

Now news of Australian cricketer Bruce Yardley passing away. One of my earliest cricket memories is this amazing catch


#25

Mirror in the Bathroom has been stuck in my head since the weekend because I watched Grosse Point Blank (great movie, still funny and totally holds up)


#26

#27

Vale Les Murray


#28

Chewbacca - now at a farm in the country where he spends all day playing with the other Wookies


#29

Nicely worded.


#30

And on May the 3rd… Chewy was always a contrarian


#31

#32

Grew up on her, pretty hot really (subjective…)


#33

Bob Hawke has died at 89.


#34

Damn…


#35

Our last truely great prime minister.


#36

Other than John Howard, has anyone else lasted long enough to be considered?


#37

Ming the Merciless was our longest serving (39-41, 49-66)


#38

That one really hurts. Even if I didn’t agree with everything he did, you know he genuinely gave a damn.


#39

Greatness is not determined by length in office.


#40

Any boss who sacks someone for taking tomorrow off in mourning is a bum!