David Gest April 13, 2016 09:30
YET ANOTHER celebrity death. YET ANOTHER post on this website about a famous star who has stopped being alive. Rothmans Ant will be happy that I'm not banging on about how great Scuba is or how brilliant Hotflush Recordings is, but still, it's getting a bit depressing having to write about all these dead people now.
Everyone's died this year. David Gest, David Bowie, Paul Daniels, one of the Two Ronnies, the German baddie off of Die Hard, Father Jack, Howard Marks, Wind out of Earth, Wind & Fire, Garry Shandling, Phife Dawg, George Martin, Terry Wogan and the celebrated cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond have all become corpses in 2016.
And they're just the ones I've heard of from this list I Googled.
I don't know. I guess we all have to live each day as it comes and fuck the consequences like Evel Knievel did (who died in 2007 at the age of 69). Let's live and love and spend our money. Spending our money like there's no tomorrow will take our minds off death AND help us live an exciting life, won't it?
Why not spend our money on music? Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?
Call me crazy, but why don't we spend all of our money on the shop on this website? Fuck it. Who's with me? I'm going in...
Wow. They don't call it therapy for nothing, do they? And you don't take your money with you, so we may as well spend it all in real life, on this website.
Have a listen to the latest Hotflush release by Recondite that I just bought and then buy it yourself. It's what David would have wanted...
PS. I was lucky enough to meet David Gest in Camden at a Chromeo gig in 2007. He was warm, charming, funny and a pleasure to be around. Not once did he offer to pay me for a blow job, and I like to think that the image at the head of this page flashed before his eyes at the very moment he died.