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(Message started by: S J Birkill on Today at 20:59)

Title: Richard Moxham
Post by S J Birkill on Today at 20:59
Today, Pete posted this message on Facebook:

It's a huge sadness to have to pass on the news that Richard Moxham died suddenly last month, Richard was right at the heart of the Midnight Voices from the start. He twice organised concerts for me at the Lycee Internationale in Paris (where he taught), and then in Brussels, later at Orpington Grammar, and finally at Dover Grammar School where he was head. He was always exceptionally good and generous company. His wide reading and wide listening many times pointed me towards some great discoveries. We shall all miss him, but nowhere near as much as Colette, Jack, and Noah.

We join him in sadness at the loss of our long-time member Richard.


Title: Re: Richard Moxham
Post by S J Birkill on Today at 21:51
I'm reminded of Richard's post to the newly-minted "MV-as-Web-Forum" in 2005, during the UK tour with Clive. In reply to a comment (re Girl On The Train) in the "2005 tour set lists" thread:

On the other hand, "mouth" and "Earth" slipped through the net...

Richard wrote: (https://www.peteatkin.com/cgi-bin/mv/YaBB.cgi?board=App;action=display;num=1128335212;start=9#9)

Way back there in my Clivolatrous period, I used to assume that the bathetic rhyme was an ironic device for puncturing the pretension in the very act of publishing it.  In vaguely similar vein, it occurred to me to wonder whether "to even..." might not be a stitch deliberately dropped for finer eyes to fault.  I still think both are possibilities, though the first perhaps rather more likely than the second.

Now there's a couple of acute observations of (possibly) Clive's mischievous skill that I rather suspect no-one else had spotted -- I certainly hadn't. I don't recall whether Clive ever denied either.


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