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Michael Barnes Just Died

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24 Jan 2018 15:40 #262021 by Chapel

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24 Jan 2018 15:45 #262024 by Black Barney
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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24 Jan 2018 15:54 #262030 by Michael Barnes
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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24 Jan 2018 15:57 #262033 by Colorcrayons

Chapel wrote: Or at least his likeness did:

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


This whole thread is clickbait.
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24 Jan 2018 16:08 #262038 by san il defanso
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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24 Jan 2018 16:12 #262043 by SuperflyTNT
Based on his broken hip, I’m wondering if The Fall was prophetic

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24 Jan 2018 16:21 #262049 by Colorcrayons
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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24 Jan 2018 16:22 #262051 by SuperflyTNT
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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24 Jan 2018 16:57 #262064 by MattDP
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I'm sure this is how he would like to be remembered.

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26 Jan 2018 10:20 - 26 Jan 2018 10:20 #262225 by Mr. White
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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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