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My old chum, Jeremy, aka "Poor Mad Felix" went off the… - Oh damn, still in this dream.
March 24th, 2017
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My old chum, Jeremy, aka "Poor Mad Felix" went off the radar about 5 weeks ago. This happens from time to time. The thing about mad folk is sometimes they go AWOL. About three weeks ago, his brothers started to search for him. The police became involved. I wracked my brains but could think of nothing in addition to the information they already had which would have helped the search.

This evening I had a call from Jeremy's brother.

Jeremy's body had been recovered from the river Thames on March 7th. It was identified today by his brothers. Some two weeks beforehand someone had reported seeing someone jumping from one of London's bridges, but no body was recovered. It's taken till now to put all the pieces together to provide Jeremy's family with a body, and a name to the cadaver in the Coroner's fridge.

When he was young he was glorious: brilliant, charismatic, athletic, and the guitarist most likely of my generation to have made a musical difference. It went haywire before he turned twenty.

Dear Jeremy, may Vishnu gather you into the world past the circles of the earth, and beyond the cycle of birth and rebirth; and may you repose in the breast of Brahma.

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From:croneitude
Date:March 25th, 2017 03:09 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. I remember your stories about him. Damn.
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From:johnny9fingers
Date:March 25th, 2017 08:33 am (UTC)
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Thank you, Milady.

I hope you are well and thriving, and that you and yours possess great good fortune.

As for me, I'm embarking on adventures new and wild. :) Always something morally acceptable and yet intriguing one hasn't done before, just around the corner. Power to the e_compass_rosa elbow.

Celebrate life, even in death.
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From:peristaltor
Date:March 25th, 2017 03:45 am (UTC)
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That sucks. No matter what the circumstances, that always sucks.
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From:johnny9fingers
Date:March 25th, 2017 08:34 am (UTC)
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It just doesn't ring right. Despite the madness he was the sort of chap to cling to life by his fingernails to the grimmest and most utter end. Something just wrong about this.
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From:retrofire
Date:March 25th, 2017 03:51 am (UTC)
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That's awful. Sorry for your loss.
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From:johnny9fingers
Date:March 25th, 2017 08:35 am (UTC)
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So many Jeremy stories... I may try and write them down. Maybe the ingenious madness needs to be celebrated too.
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From:retrofire
Date:March 26th, 2017 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Celebrating ingenious madness - there's just not enough of that! Opening hearts, embracing it all, a very happy thing.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:March 25th, 2017 04:47 am (UTC)
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I was thinking about your stories about him a week or three ago. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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From:johnny9fingers
Date:March 25th, 2017 08:45 am (UTC)
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Thankfully he had no dependents. Poor love. I didn't guess how alone he must have felt, as I was so wrapped up in my own stuff.

Jeremy and I did the '70's acid thing. Jeremy didn't come back. Just another small Syd Barrett, of which that decade was littered with scores; but Jeremy was my friend.
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From:felephant
Date:March 28th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Really sorry to hear this. Hope you're as well as you can be.
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