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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 15:40 #262021

Or at least his likeness did:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42811968
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 15:45 #262024

Uh oh that means my avatar isn’t far behind. Barnes and I are connected, you see.


Boy that would have sucked if it actually had been Barnes who died, with his last post being about a raping jellybean
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 15:54 #262030

Yeah, I just saw it myself. Sad news. He had taken ill last year, and given his general health, it's kind of amazing he made it this long.

When I saw The Fall back in 2004, he had just broken his hip and it wasn't clear if the US tour was going to be canceled. But he made it (which would be the last time The Fall were in Atlanta). He did almost the entire show from this gigantic, oversized Louis XIV-style chair with red upholstery. He wore leather OJ Simpson gloves for no reason. When he got up from the chair, you could tell he was in severe pain. It was pretty intense. A great show, very fondly remembered.

There won't ever be anyone else like him, for better or worse.
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 15:57 #262033

Chapel wrote:
Or at least his likeness did:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42811968

This whole thread is clickbait.
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 16:08 #262038

I was about to comment that The Fall just released an album like six months ago, but then I remembered that they've been releasing albums every six months for like 40 years.
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 16:12 #262043

Based on his broken hip, I’m wondering if The Fall was prophetic
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 16:21 #262049

I blame my GF for Smiths death.

Less than 12 hours ago, she was reading F:at with me, saw Barnes avatar, said "ewww" and I went on to explain by showing the avatar thread.

And now he's dead. I shall turn her in to the proper authorities for castigation.
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 16:22 #262051

www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/fi...ad-from-me?CMP=fb_gu

Really consistent to the end. The kind of lad you would want to have a beer with, and then after you did, you’d end up in a melee of some kind.
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Michael Barnes Just Died 24 Jan 2018 16:57 #262064

I'm sure this is how he would like to be remembered.

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Michael Barnes Just Died 26 Jan 2018 10:20 #262225

I never really got big into The Fall. Really just knowing them from select songs on various punk anthology albums.

However, I did have the Infotainment Scan back in high school and enjoyed this track quite a bit.



Sucks that another legend is gone though.
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