Saturday, 3 January 2015

Out On Blue Six : Pulp

The inspiration behind Pulp's 1995 hit Disco 2000, Jarvis Cocker's childhood friend Deborah Bone ("Your name is Deborah, Deborah, It never suited ya") has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 51. She had just been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for her services to children's mental health. Her blog describing her fight with cancer can be found here

It's strange to feel something for someone you don't even know, but that song gives you an association of sorts which means hearing the news of her death today was saddening. In many ways I think it's because the song has so much to do with life and growing up together that, to hear the inspiration behind it has passed away, rather hits you hard.


End Transmission

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