Very sad to hear of Mr Melly's demise,although it was expected. We're losing far too many quality eccentrics.
I also read yesterday that Anne Gilman, a less famous but very fine weirdo, had pased away.She was a grand old-style lefty, someties rather comical in her idealism, but a splendid character with a heart o'gold. She was involved in the Worker's Music Association, and when I first got Wotan,who needed a life-saving op, she took a collection amongst the members of out little branch choir to help pay the vet.(She was a dedicated cat person,as reported in yesterday's Guardian obit.) I once had dinner at her flat in Islington,with her rather annoyed daughter,who I don't think was expecting company, and a couple of the Marxist felines.
I was just thinking of her the other day, wondering if she was still around. *Sigh*
The wind is crazy, this morning,really pretty wild.
I'm afraid I'm going to be cut off in a moment,but any of you talented photographer types (cleanskies? tallguywrites? You others?) who don't already know about it,go to the Photographers Gallery or Channel 4 sites and read about the competition. Might be fun/worthwhile.