Monday, December 14, 2009

Kirsty MacColl - not forgotten

Kirsty MacColl died 10 years ago today in Mexico run over by a speedboat in front of her two sons. News that the website and group dedicated to justice for Kirsty is disbanding is sad but inevitable. The case was never going to be reopened and a proper trial for the real person driving the boat will never come about. But Kirsty's memory is strong and her music is still there for us. I can't stand 'Fairytale in New York' with the pogues - and I like the pogues and kirsty. You are not forgotten kirsty and at this time of year memories of you are stronger than ever. RIP.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice one Marty. Her takeoff of the Chills 'Leather Jacket' called 'Plastic Mac' was great and demonstrated her ability to cover a range of genres successfully. Her dad (Ewan Maccoll) was equally talented and wrote 'Dirty Old Town' and 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' amongst many other great songs.