Maxi Jazz (1957 – 2022)

Very sad to read the voice of Faithless, Maxi Jazz, has died aged only 65.

Another music legend taken too soon. I can only reiterate the words of Faithless on their Instagram. “He gave proper meaning and a message to our music.”

I will always remember lyrics like “tearing off tights with my teeth“ and “this is my church, this is where I heal my hurts” as defining.


Terry Hall (1959-2022)

Very sad to read the eternally cool Terry Hall, lead singer of the Specials, has died aged 63.

63 feels so much younger than it once did. He will be missed.

Spirits in the Forest (2019)

An interesting way into Depeche Mode, one of the best bands in the world, through their fans. “There’s always someone there.”

Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)

For no other reason than I love Soft Cell and Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret reminds me of Christmas.

Side One

Soft Cell – Frustration
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Soft Cell – Seedy Films
Soft Cell – Youth
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

Side Two

Soft Cell – Entertain Me
Soft Cell – Chips on My Shoulder
Soft Cell – Bedsitter
Soft Cell – Secret Life
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Mark Zuckerberg reminds me of a line from Test Dept

I don’t know why, but whenever I see Mark Zuckerberg speak, I always think of a line by Test Dept.

The last track on their 1986 album The Unacceptable Face of Freedom, Corridor of Cells, contains the lyric that sums up the Web2 giant.

“Domestic fascism. Armed with a TV smile.”

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