I saw a lot of people express their grief and sense of loss when Bowie and Prince died.
Since they didn't appeal to me I never listened beyond what I heard at parties, on the radio or ...wherever.
On Friday I read that Mika Vainio died - apparently an accident in France.
I finally know how those people felt. I'm absolutely GUTTED. He was only 53. For fuck's sake.
So this weekend I put together a playlist of all his musical projects that I have in my collection and I've been slowly going through it. At about 40 hours long it's going to take a while. Thank god he was so prolific with his side projects and collaborations. Maybe not quite at the level of Bryn Jones or Richard James but he's left a really substantial legacy for those of us that enjoy his music.
Here's a small random sampling of some of his work.