Tuesday, 26 April 2011
”People think little girls should be seen and not heard
....and by extention little boys, big girls and big boys.
Thankfully Poly Styrene didn't subscribe to this view and has left us with some songs that many would argue defined punk rock.
They certainly did for me.
With her passing at the young age of 53 from breast cancer many of us have lost yet another who walked beside us as we navigated our way through life in our formative years.
Along with others Poly provided the soundtrack to those years.
She will be sadly missed.
Up and down the country there doesn't seem to be a week that goes past that there isn't a gig being held with the proceeds going to a cancer charity.
Maybe it would be a good idea to mourn our loss in a proactive manner befitting her memory.