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Jun. 15th, 2005

andypop's daughter has written a very moving entry about her dad. It looks like he's never going to get better.

andypop was the second LJ person I ever met. He came to a gig Patsington played at the Notting Hill Arts Club about two years ago, where I'd arranged to meet yiskah (making her the first LJ person I ever met!). It was a fantastic gig (missbassey had come up from the western wilds for the occasion). Andy recognised Jess's eyebrows from her icon (yes, really), and the three of us hung out for a while, which was great fun. He was really cool and friendly and I liked him a lot - how could I not like a funny bloke who liked feminist rock and comic books? Last year we talked about bringing his band over for Ladyfest, but mostly thanks to my incompetence, we never fixed it up. Although we exchanged many LJ comments over the next year, I never met him in person again. I thought I'd see him in London next month - this is the last comment he left here</a>. Now it looks like I never will.

There are tears running down my face as I write this.


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Jun. 15th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)
The whole thing is heart-breaking. I didn't know him but I've read so much about him on my f-page since the weekend and he's in my thoughts a lot.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
I didn't know him either, but like you have read a lot about him on my f-list since the weekend. My thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends.

Jun. 15th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
It's such a terrible thing. So very, very sad.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that's so, so sad. I'd read a lot of his comments on various people's pages and I always enjoyed them - he seemed like a really smart, nice bloke. I only found out yesterday that he's actually a friend of some London people I know from another bit of the internet.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I've just read her post and it is incredibly moving.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
I still can't really believe it. I want him to be OK.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
When I first read about his accident I was horrified but I don't think I realised how serious it was - I kind of assumed he'd be okay because he was said to be stable. And then I read jinty's post saying that it was much, much more serious and was stunned. It's just so random and crazy and unfair. It was shocking when Patrick's aunt died, even though she had a history of severe illness, because there was still that sense of unfairness, that she was too young for this to happen to her - I've felt that when my friends have lost parents too, and I feel that sense of awful unfairness here, with added intense anger for the bastard on the motorbike who didn't even stop.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Yes, I had the same reaction to jinty's first post - that it sounded bad but that he would certainly recover. I can't believe that things are so bad, and there's still a part of me that thinks he'll be the person to beat the odds. After what happened with lahermite's husband earlier this year, it's really brought home how random and senseless life can be.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
I just keep thinking of Sophie looking at her dad, there-but-not-there in an intensive care bed - it's so like what happened with my mum. I never met Andy in person but he was one of the first people I met through LJ and I like him such a lot - what a smart, witty, kind, talented man.
Jun. 15th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
He is an amazing person, one of the rare ones who manages to combine intelligence and creativity with being genuinely lovely. So many people have posted about him since the accident, and I hope he knows how widely known and loved he is.

This year's been a tough one for so many people, hasn't it?
Jun. 15th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. I kinda sort of knew him, we'd had a few random comment conversations when I'd been trawling friendsfriends and I just. I can't believe it. I hope they catch the bastard that hit him.


Jun. 15th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
I had only the one LJ conversation with him, about religion, over on Jess's journal, but it was enormous fun and I've remembered it fondly ever since. This is so bloody awful. I'm so sorry for you, dear.
Jun. 15th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
just... shit.
he's always been of those rare folks who are nothing but nice to me.
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