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Lizzy Mercier too bad to know

Posted by:maurizio vetrugno (‘vetrugno@hotmail.com’)
Posted on: 21 Nov 2007
I fell very early under the spell of Lizzy Mercier. I've learned only tonight of the passing away and it's going to be a sad night indeed for me. I didn't know her directly but certainly I remember Harry Cover where I bought the Buzzcock's EP, Nico's badges and a newly published copy of Patti Smith's Witt. Between the pages of this there was a pic of Lizzy like a boy, stretching arms with Patti. Like in the day of the First Communion. It was Rimbaud but it was also fun, like jumping off the wall. And it was a bit of Haute Couture too.
I fell very early under the spell. Everywhere I go I brought a copy of Mambo Nassau and Press Colour in cassette or whatever the medium of the time. For me it was the epitome of everything is Brilliant Young and Fresh FOREVER. Sparkling all over with joy. And still is, like a ever-rejuvenating soul. Everytime I felt sad the simple idea of Lizzy Mercier, free as a kindred spirit around the world, made easiest the weight.I'm an artist. On my first solo show, back in Bologna in summer 1981 by chance Arto Lindsay, Tim Wright and a bunch of glorious guys attended (lovely Anton Fier among them). They were around town playing a gig the day after and surely hadn't a better place to party for that night and the soundtrack all over was a Mambo Nassau loop tape, over and over again.Like a delicious sonic drug. I don't know.... it's such a pity, the chance of having another couple of songs, sooner or later, with Lizzy one may never know.
My sister Fatima will be joining this penseè d'amour pour elle. Elle nous manquera.

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         Lizzy Mercier Descloux is gone by Richard Hell, 29 Apr 2004 (37)
                 Lizzy Mercier by John Piccarella, 29 Apr 2004
                 condolences by Hannah, 10 May 2004
                 You know she's still with us by Jenna, 15 May 2004
                 Speeding Lizzy by Chris & Tina, 15 May 2004
                         TOM TOM by Antoine, 25 May 2004
                 l.d.m. by mat ducasse, 15 May 2004
                 I am theJapanese person, who met Lizzy by Tsuyoshi Kawasoe, 20 May 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux by Mari, 29 Apr 2004
                 lizzy mercier by peter, 24 May 2004
                 Re: Lizzy by Yann, 25 May 2004
                         lizzy by Antoine, 25 May 2004
                 ZE dwindle by Ian, 5 Jun 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux is gone by Brian Weber, 9 Jun 2004
                 lizzi by amos, 21 Jul 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux live pix by ****, 4 Aug 2004
                 Bye Bye Lizzy by Patrice, 11 Nov 2004
                 death of Lizzy by Adam Landelius, 18 May 2007
                 Elle me manque by Thierry Nogier, 18 Sep 2007
                 Lizzy by RadioMann, 18 Sep 2007
                 Lizzy Mercier too bad to know by maurizio vetrugno, 21 Nov 2007
                 sorry by maurizio vetrugno, 21 Nov 2007
                 golden throat-lizzy by toney, 2 May 2004
                 lizzy by paul c, 1 May 2004
                         lizzy mercier descloux by chazz helene, 10 May 2004
                                 Memorial for LMD: time and place by Roy Suggs, 11 May 2004
                                         richard hell lizzy by chazz helene, 13 May 2004
                                         I am thinking of you tonight! by Dougee Dimensional, 22 May 2004
                                                 in memorium - sharing at a distance by david, 22 May 2004
                                                         Remembering Lizzy by Sebastien Morlighem , 23 May 2004
                         RE: Lizzy by Michelle, 12 May 2004
                 lizzy mercier descloux by matti brouns, 4 May 2004
                 Totally original by Nora, 4 May 2004
                         She lives! by Kitty, 21 May 2004
                         lizzie's death by Antoine, 5 May 2004
                                 Press stop/press color by Timo , 6 May 2004
                 lizzy merci deschouchoux by chazz helene, 10 May 2004
                         Lizzie Mercier by Jim Basnight, 9 Apr 2007

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