The sad news of the passing of Shawn Smith found me today. This track from his Satchel days has lived with me since my Uni days (the first time).

‘Who’s gonna show the fortitude?’

And this, from a little later, has always stirred me.

‘You never know until you stop…just carry on.’

Much will be written on the coincidence of his passing on the anniversary of Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley’s deaths. Better to spend time listening. I’m off to loop some old tunes.

Rest in peace.