Wednesday, May 04, 2016

MUCH MISSED....

I`ve mentioned before that sometimes a piece of music or a song comes into my head and stays there until I`ve heard it for real.  This time it wasn`t just the music but the whole output and personality of the much missed and hugely talented Kirsty MacColl.   It`s over 16 years now since she was tragically killed in a speedboat `incident` off the coast of Mexico whilst diving in a restricted area where boats were banned. 

Her two sons were with her at the time - one was thankfully out of the line of the approaching speedboat but Kirsty managed to push her other son out of the way before succumbing herself to the oncoming boat.

She left behind an impressive body of work and it`s difficult to pick out just one example of her talent.  I`ve steered clear of the more `popular` ones and instead found this one which, `rising` only to No. 80 in the UK charts, nevertheless sums up her writing and musical talent, her vibrancy and her quirky take on things.   Here`s `Innocence`.......







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