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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Lead Singer Of Blueboy Dead

posted by on May 23 at 13:58 PM

There really should be a R.I.P. category.

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Singer Keith Girdler died May 15th after a struggle of a few years with cancer. Keith was lead singer of a number of early ‘90’s British indie bands. My favorite was Blueboy.

If you’re a fan of The Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars, late Pastels and early Belle and Sebastian, then you can here Keith’s influence in those bands.

There’s a beautiful obit written by his friend, Richard Preece, here.

If you’d like to sample my favorite Blueboy song click the link below. Another voice lost to time and death. It’s very aptly named.

Blueboy - Melancholia

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Terry, your wish has been granted.

Posted by Your Fairy Godmother | May 23, 2007 2:50 PM
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thanks fgm!

Posted by terry miller | May 23, 2007 4:06 PM
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I surprised and pleased to see this here. I didn't think anyone at the Stranger would notice. When Blueboy were making records, that sort of thing was not exactly popular in this town. They were a wonderful band, and Keith was a wonderful singer, clean and bright and warm. My favorite is still "Meet Johnny Rave", the best 3/4 time orch-pop song ever written, I think. "London is full of itself and such misery, such misery, misery, oh". It's a sad day. Thanks for mentioning him, though.

Posted by Fnarf | May 23, 2007 4:19 PM

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