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Wilfrid

Member Since 15 Oct 2009
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Terrence McNally

24 March 2020 - 07:24 PM

Aged 81, reportedly from COVID.

Sad.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

16 March 2020 - 05:42 PM

Aged 70. A commanding presence in British avant-garde art and activism, although he lived his/her last years in Brooklyn.

 

  • Performance art with COUM transmissions
  • The landmark "Prostitution" exhibit at the ICA (with Cosey Fanni Tutti)
  • The seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle
  • Personal and communal experimentation with Thee Temple of Psychick Youth
  • A second important band, Psychic TV
  • Disgracefully hounded out of the UK by a TV documentary containing plainly false allegations
  • Endless interviews, live appearances, and a willingness to march for the right causes
  • His/her more recent emergence in New York as a thoughtful gallery artist
  • His/her personally fearless decision to question binary gender identity by literally swapping genders with his/her wife (who passed away a few years ago)

I saw him/her in concert, marched with him against Clause 28, and will never forget his entrance at a Temple meeting at the old Scala cinema in King's Cross, stalking through the audience yelling "I scream, I scream, I scream," and arriving on stage to say "I scream for ice cream."

 

A major loss.


James Lipton

02 March 2020 - 10:02 PM

Aged 93. I was always aware of him but never really saw much of his work.

His father, on the other hand, was a good read.

Uses of Feta

29 February 2020 - 12:12 AM

I bought a block for a specific purpose, and have lots left. Any suggestions other than throw bits into a salad?

It’s too sharp and salty to just enjoy on its own, for me anyway.

Kirk Douglas.

05 February 2020 - 11:38 PM

103.

Yes, 103.

Causes unknown?