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 RIP John Kerr

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musical thief & thoroughly bad guy

Age: 49
Joined: 05 Feb 2007
Posts: 4560
Location: Bobbejaanland, ht lekkerste land!


PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:53 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

In the mid-1990s - I think it was 1994/95 - the horror news that John had suffered a serious heart attack went around. Among the many wishes for recovery, there were mine, and eventually, we happened to meet for a chat. There, John told me something very wise: At some point in your life, you will have your car, your sofa, your home stereo, and whatever you might wish for, but you should always ask yourself whether it is worth the price you have to pay for it in terms of workload and lifetime. The price had been too high for him, he quit working as a freelance graphic designer and, from then on, focussed exclusively on making music. Fortunately, his friend and long-time partner Rob was earning enough money to make this step a manageable risk. The success he had in his second life proved him right.

John will not just stay with me as a guilty pleasure - Reflections and Citadel in the CD player alongside all sorts of weird off-the-wall stuff? - but as someone who moved me a lot on a subtle level, not just musically. And I've never felt guilty when I am to listen to good, solid, sincere musicianship at work.

"The things you own end up owning you." (Tyler Durden -- Fight Club)

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