Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty has died. Like John Martyn, another Scot who died last year, he had his battles with drink. He lost. A fantastic talent, a beautiful singer, a great writer.

To quote another heroic drunk, Malcolm Lowry:

And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell.

I guess you found your ship, Gerry.

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