Thursday, February 13, 2014

R.I.P. Maggie Estep

Her 1994 record No More Mr. Nice Girl still spins regularly in my ears and will keep doing so for a long while, but from now on, I'll be listening to Maggie Estep's poetry and reading her books as a former artist, since she passed away at the age of 50, two days after suffering a heart attack. She had had issues with heroin for a while, so her health may not have been tip top...

She had performed both on MTV Unplugged and Def (Poetry) Jam, toured with the likes of Henry Rollins and Jim Carroll, and covered Lou Reed's Vicious - and even got him to appear in her video of it.

Her last blog post was dated last Friday, and it's called Strippers, Sluts & Umlauts, and it talks about just that.

She will be missed.

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