Dmitri Vrubel was a Russian painter known for his painting My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love (1990).
Steve Bronski was a Scottish composer and keyboardist known for the project Bronski Beat.
I remember buying The Age of Consent (1984) at Free Record Shop on De Wapper.
There was something in the gay anthem “Smalltown Boy” that resonated with me. Today, I find it very hard to listen to that record.
I do not feel the same about “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, the 1986 cover of the philly hit by Jimmy Sommerville, after he’d left Bronski to form The Communards.
Almudena Grandes was a Spanish writer best-known for her novel The Ages of Lulu (1989), a classic of Spanish erotica.
Bigas Luna adapted the novel to a film of the same name a year later.
Sandra “Sandie” Crisp, better known by her stage name The Goddess Bunny, was an American entertainer, drag queen, actress, and model.
I found out a about her death after a visit to a Joel-Peter Witkin exhibition at Charleroi, Belgium.
Diego Maradona was an iconic association football player.
For people not into football, he was the obese Latin American in the film Youth (2015) by cult director Paolo Sorrentino.
In the scene above he kicks a tennis ball repeatedly into the air.
One with the ball.
RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ was an American artist.
Somehow I missed this death. The passing of Pedro Bell brought it to my attention.
I want to show you three things: