It comes as a shock when you find school mates dying. It's that first intimation of mortality. That first chance to stand up to reality. And it's disturbing. Obviously sadder for the person's parents and loved ones but even though I haven't spoken to them in years it's still a sad day.
Today I discovered that Martin Gilks, drummer in the original Wonder Stuff, died in a tragic motorcycle accident in Tooting on the 3rd of April. He was definitely one of the best drummers in 80s/90s indie and even if you disagree, he was one of the good guys.
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