Sad, sad news in the OBSOLETE! Magazine universe today. The great Mick Farren collapsed on stage and died last night. He was our most consistent contributor and our spiritual guru. He was a fucking wildman, and died with his boots on. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
Mick Farren was a legendary poet,
musician, author, critic, activist, countercultural icon, and one of the
last true gonzo journalists. As lead singer and chief anarchist of the
legendary Social Deviants, Farren helped blaze the trail for the advent
of punk rock. He has co-written songs for the Pink Fairies, Motorhead
and Hawkwind, as well as writing over 40 books, including science
fiction novels and non-fiction. Farren served as writer and editor of
IT, the International Times, one of the UK’s premiere underground
newspapers. He contributed to three of eight issues of OBSOLETE!, and appeared in "The Best of OBSOLETE!"