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Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008

Jack Campin 23 Dec 08 - 05:21 PM
John MacKenzie 23 Dec 08 - 05:25 PM
Newport Boy 23 Dec 08 - 05:33 PM
Jon Bartlett 24 Dec 08 - 01:21 AM
JJ 24 Dec 08 - 09:00 AM
fat B****rd 24 Dec 08 - 10:48 AM
Mr Fox 29 Dec 08 - 06:34 AM
JJ 29 Dec 08 - 10:09 AM
greg stephens 29 Dec 08 - 01:46 PM
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Subject: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 05:21 PM

Adrian Mitchell died a few days ago:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7794815.stm


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 05:25 PM

Oh dear, I meant to post an obit myself.
Wonderful poet, and person.

RIP Adrian.

John

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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: Newport Boy
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 05:33 PM

A great loss. A good obituary in the Guardian.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 01:21 AM

A model of what a poet should be.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: JJ
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:00 AM

Four years after the revolution
And the old king's execution
Four years after remember how
Those courtiers took their final bow?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 10:48 AM

"If you see me comin' sash your windows high" RIP Mr. Mitchell


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Subject: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: Mr Fox
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 06:34 AM

Poet, pacifist and all-round good bloke.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/dec/21/adrian-mitchell-obituary

"I was run over by the truth the other day......."


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Subject: RE: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: JJ
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 10:09 AM

Marat, we're poor
And the poor stay poor
Marat, don't make us wait anymore
We want our rights
And we don't care how
We want our revolution
Now...


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Subject: RE: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 01:46 PM

A lot of folkies(particularly old-school lefties) will have seen Adrian Mitchell reading at concerts and political meetings, and will have loved him dearly for it. He was a wonderful performer and a wonderful man. He wrote a large number of song lyrics for theatre shows, which many will have heard, as well as his prolific output of poems. I had the great privilege of collaborating with him in the 60's and 70': as composer and musical director I was involved in three shows with him. We wrote a lot of songs together, and had a lot of fun. A lovely man, sadly missed by many. There is another article in the Guardian today about him, Pinter, and Crick, by Jackie Ashley(don't know how to do clickies, sorry). The heading of the article is "In terms of spreading values, Mitchell mattered most", and I second that whole-heartedly.


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Subject: RE: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 03:23 PM

Pinter and Mitchell. They were not that old. What the flip is going on?
Anyone noticed how many obits have cropped up on the MC in just the past few days? It's just creepy.


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Subject: RE: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:04 PM

Greg - here's your blue clicky to Jackie Ashley's article.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BS: OBIT - Adrian Mitchell 1932 - 2008
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:09 PM

And I wonder what Adrian Mitchell would have made of today's Ode to Vimto story in the Independent. I tried a blue clicky but the link didn't work - so will post url in case it works better.... http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/ode-to-vimto-how-food-companies-are-teaching-schoolchildren-to-love-their-products-1215061.html

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 02:35 AM

"Raised on Vimto in the better part of Chorley" (line of Adrian Mitchell's in a song the Hotpot Saga,Palace Theatre Morecameb, 1968)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008
From: Weasel
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 05:08 AM

Thisis the second reference to Chorley I've seen in Adrian Mitchell's work - did he have some connection with the town?


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