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  • John Martyn died today. Considering his lifestyle, he did well but he'll still be missed:

    *http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LOi_wxypeG­c

    • it's easy to forget (or not to know) just how amazing he was.

    working with lee scratch perry, experimenting with his own sound by distorting his acoustic guitar, his tom waits style use of voice as another instrument.......

  • Shit......... I never got to see him.... I was supposed to go last time he was in Ireland and I missed him.... :(

  • damn shame.

  • May you never..

    Awesome tune, will be missed, fantastic guitarist.

  • real shame. solid air is one of my favorite albums

  • great guy, got all his stuff.
    He was a terrible irony.
    On the one hand he was a genius musician and the other he refused offers to progress his career.
    He preferred to keep it real and got signed up by Island records early on.
    He was great friends will Billy Connelly.
    RIP

  • Beautiful musician. Saw him last year and can't help feeling he did well to last as long as he did? Too bad.

  • RIP, legend.

  • On the one hand he was a genius musician and the other he refused offers to progress his career.
    He preferred to keep it real and got signed up by Island records early on.

    I have a great respect for him with regards to how he conducted his career. Anybody who foregos massive commercial success in order to keep creative control and freedom is a better person than most.

  • I have a great respect for him with regards to how he conducted his career. Anybody who foregos massive commercial success in order to keep creative control and freedom is a better person than most.

    not many, benny.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkTQUtx81­8w

    Billy Powell keyboard of Lynyrd Skynyrd died yesterday. Motherfucking Free bird on the Old Grey Whistle Test '75.

  • john updike died yesterday, too. sad stuff.

  • noooooooo!

    oh god that's upset me.

    i played "may you never" at a friend's wedding last year

    before i got thrown out of the reception at the brighton dog track for running round the track

  • In the early 90s he lived in a narrow-boat moored underneath my local. An (even) older friend of mine was very close to him.
    John Martyn, that is, not Updike (crazy name).

  • very sad - he was a one off - RIP John.

  • before i got thrown out of the reception at the brighton dog track for running round the track

    i've also ran round the dog track at brighton......i was chasing a dog......i was drunk. i never got thrown out though. it was at 0330 in the morning.

  • In the early 90s he lived in a narrow-boat moored underneath my local. An (even) older friend of mine was very close to him.
    John Martyn, that is, not Updike (crazy name).

    please tell us more !

  • http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pYLVM560Fo­k

    this tune is just stunning.
    The Studio version is better, but there is no other tune out there that beats this for sincerity or feel.

  • i've also ran round the dog track at brighton......i was chasing a dog......i was drunk. i never got thrown out though. it was at 0330 in the morning.

    i don't really know what happened. i was very post gig pissed. i was bickering with this bloke and i suddenly found myself having set off in hot pursuit of the bride's flamboyantly camp singing teacher who'd just bet me i couldn't beat him over one lap (feel free to add innuendo here) of the track. he was pulling out (this post is just a gift isn't it?) quite a lead so i decided to cheat by cutting across the middle of the track. i was viciously rugby tackled by a burly security guard and bundled off the premises along with the still shrieking vocal coach protesting about people feeling threatened by "speedy gays".

    we watched the cutting of the cake though the window from the car park, me clutching my guitar case and him still bitching (quite rightly) about it being my fault for being fat, slow and getting caught.

  • http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pYLVM560Fo­k

    this tune is just stunning, but there is no other verion that compares to eric clapton's dead-eyed rape of this song for saccharine shitness and soul-sapping blandishment.

    i agree

  • i also agree, sad.

  • did eric cover his "small hours" song then ?

  • did eric cover his "small hours" song then ?

    oh dear. thought we were still on may you never. fail.

    carry on.

  • this tune is just stunning, but there is no other verion that compares to eric clapton's dead-eyed rape of this song for saccharine shitness and soul-sapping blandishment.

    what do u mean by this then ?

  • RIP Mickey Rourkes dog.

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