Who’d have thought? Mark E. Smith is dead. The frontman of The Fall, aged 60. I don’t care if normal people hated their music. Of course it was rough and proudly prolitarian. They were from Manchester, like The Smiths and Oasis, bands my 21 year old daughter loves. Go figure!

I saw them live twice in Christchurch, N.Z. They knew how to take the piss, and that’s all that counts.