Today is a special day – Dave King, who designed the Crass symbol, left us last year and today is his birthday. There was meant to be a celebration of his life in San Francisco but obviously that won’t happen. What I would ask is for all of you who have a Crass symbol somewhere – be it on your body or a poster or a t-shirt – doesn’t matter which – take a picture and share it.
I have very fond memories of me, Dave and Dionne in their apartment in Prince Street, NYC putting the world to rights, discussing Jack Kirby’s artwork from the Marvel comics, drinking beers and the next Sleeping Dogs performance.
There is so much I could say but at the moment it’s too emotional so I’ll raise a glass to Dave King who is the King.
What a symbol.
With us forever.
My arms stretch and embrace Dionne, his soul mate.
All the best Dave, decorate the walls wherever you are with your felt pens and save a place for me.
This is a strange weekend for me, the band, the rest of the team and probably many of you as this weekend was going to be the start of the IGNORANT TOUR.
Two years of planning, one year of rehearsals and getting physically fit to play at a sold out show in Leeds followed by the Uni in Newcastle. To say we’re gutted is an understatement but do we feel defeated? NO, we will fight this virus and we will be back. Take care, stay safe and see you at the rescheduled dates.
More sad news I’m afraid – Max Bode, one of my closest friends and the inspiration behind the song ‘Diffrability’ passed away Friday 1st November 2019 at the age of 25.
Listen for free on spotify to Diffrability: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cfgbqj0YowAIiw0EkIGGQ
He always had a smile on his face and whenever we got together we’d always have a great laugh at the expense of those straights who couldn’t see past his wheelchair. Fucking lovely bloke and will be missed by many.
Max you’re not insignificant
You were not so uniform
I’m proud to have known you
And glad that you weren’t of the norm
All My love
This is the video animation that he created in 2015 of the song ‘The Way Things Are’