I've never heard anyone play bass like him. The world's a little darker, more mundane, without him and his beautiful noises.
22nd June 2010
Rather late as I've been busy on other projects but today I learnt with incredible sadness that Mick Karn, the unmistakable former bass player with Japan, has cancer.
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With great sadness we regret to inform you that Mick has recently been diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. Mick is currently in a positive mood and undergoing further tests and treatment. His family and friends are close with him, supporting him in practical ways, and surrounding him with their love, friendship and care.
Mick has been struggling financially for some considerable time now and we are hoping that this appeal may help to raise funds for any necessary treatment and perhaps go some way towards providing a small degree of financial support whilst Mick's immediate family provide the care and comfort we would all wish for him. We are hoping that his friends, fans and musical colleagues will, over the coming months, offer any support they feel capable of giving. Quite aside from the sheer brunt of daunting medically-related costs, Mick's clear and major concern is for the security and well being of his wife and young son.
You can donate directly by following the instructions on Mick's official website: www.mickkarn.net.
- Paul Page