R.I.P., Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler

Poet and musician Ivor Cutler, who counted John Peel and the Beatles among his fans, has died at the age of 83.

Cutler wrote surreal songs and poetry and continued to perform live until 2004. He also wrote books, did illustrations and made radio series.
(Source: BBC News)

Ivor Cutler made music that sounded like no-one else. And he remained vibrantly creative well past the sellout dates of many of his contemporaries. I’ve often played him when I’m DJing and generated an equal mixture of outraged complaints and feverish inquiries.

Now, that’s what I call music!