Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Mary Cigarettes is Gone, but that sweet voice lingers...

Again, apologies for being away for so long, and for the lack of cartoon and comic book related posts.  I will get round to it.  Meanwhile, a lot has happened, a few friends have died, including my old Twitter chum and friend from our DJing nights in Edinburgh, Flash Harry, who died earlier this year. Flash was a fantastic DJ, working full-time at Tiffanys Dance Hall (where he regularly had hundreds of adults sitting on the floor in a huge conga) and the main floor at Clouds (where the youngsters would often forget to dance as they stared at the star on his stage, precariously perched atop one of the enormous speakers).  His given name was Paul Lerwill, and it's how he was known when he was with the pop groups Rosetta Stone, and Perfect Crime (who toured with U2).  He was also known as Gregory Gray, when he was a solo-artist in the US, and in his latter years as Mary Cigarettes, working with Fish Go Deep, and on his many solo projects. Paul/Flash/Gregory/Mary was as exciting and intriguing as his many aliases suggest.  Although his health was a concern at times, his death came as an enormous shock.  He is greatly missed. Tom Robinson put together a very informative, if slightly complete tribute to Mary on his radio show, which I've linked to here..  It's probably NSFW, which is exactly how Mary would have liked it :)  I've added various links to his different incarnations under the photos below.  Also, there's a link to his thoughts, and those are most certainly NSFW. LOL. RIP Mary Cigarettes.






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