A tender thought...
Very few musicians achieve their own voice on their instrument like Mick Karn did. It's the holy grail. Most settle for being an imitation of one of two others. I wish he'd lived longer to do collaborations with some other great musicians. Taken far too soon.
Mick's so unique and inspiring!
Living in the USA, I enjoy getting the DJ at parties to play some Japan songs. Most people have never heard a Japan song. But once they have heard something like Quiet Life, they are fans. I love having people listen for Mick's unique bass in some of the songs. RIP Mick, gone but never forgotten.
I think of Mick often. His music...wow. So organic, authentic, original.
I had the tiniest of encounters with Mick. I sent him a letter, he sent a kind one back.
I read his biography, I was touched.
In it he wrote something akin to "It is a difficult thing to be both very intelligent and very sensitive."
So many of us can relate.
I rejoice that I lived in the time of a Mick Karn.
Just watching videos of old, from Japan , to the duet with Bowie,s ex on the tube, what an amazing musician you were , so proud to of been a fan of yours, rest peacefully x
Remembering Mick - love and peace.
Reading your autobiography now and am so sad you’re not still here. Mick - you’ll never be forgotten.
I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Mick Karn ,who's life was cut short by the silent killer called cancer. I ,like many,many other fans of original musicians of the eighties was in awe of his amazing musical talents . His bass-playing is so distinctive and it will be discovered by many more people in years to come. I encourage my son's and their friends to listen to his music .I am sure that many others do the same. Music is, and always will be a major part of my life because it can change my emotions instantly. God bless. Gary.
Happy Birthday Mick ..
Thank you for you music and talent .
Happy birthday man. Cheers for the memories. Bruno x
Happy birthday to this talented and sweet guy ..
We all miss you but the party has started over on Team Mick Karn (on facebook)
Thinking of his family and friends
We are here to celebrate you ♡
Your music brought me through the worst point of my life. I am forever in your debt. Love you Mick.
Karn 4ever!!! The best artist!!!
Mick is undoubtedly one of the most unique and boldly original artists that ever lived. i feel nothing but complete astonishment when i listen to his playing, and that feeling never diminishes. i wish i could personally tell him how his work, across music and sculpture, is endlessly inspiring to me, but the fact that i live on the same planet that he did is good enough consolation.