Malcolm McLaren Has Died
One of the greater Western cultural impresarios of the last 40 years died on my 44th birthday the other day: Malcolm McLaren. He will be missed. I met him once in a Moroccan restaurant in Paris. Certain of his provocations, bands (not least Bow Wow Wow) and songs ('Madame Butterfly') are an indelible part of my earlier life, and his work in some ways influenced Tom Walsh and I when we worked on the Swifty Lazarus project a decade ago.