Kirsty MacColl

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    I was really sad to hear today that the Justice For Kirsty campaign was being wound up since "the committee was successful in achieving most of its aims" and "it is unlikely that any more could be achieved."

    For those who don't know the story, Kirsty MacColl was a British singer/songwriter, but more importantly a Mum to two boys - who died when saving her son's life whilst diving in Cozumel was a horrible and tragic death, a death that still hasn't been fully investigated...

    The news has made me think of Kirsty's Mum who has fought for justice for the past 9 years. I have followed the campaign from the beginning.

    Eddie Reader, Billie Bragg, Bono and many other British musicians have campaigned alongside Kirsty's Mum...

    So, as I'm listening to Fairytale in New York this Christmas - I'll be raising a glass to Kirsty...she was a remarkably talented and brave woman.

    Fairytale of New York:

    (I'm not looking for) a new England

    And a blast from the past past!
    (one of the first singles I ever owned!!)

    A collage I made just because!

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    1. {{Paul - going, going, gone...}} [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      the picture's lovely. Poor Kirsty, such a terrible shame. Have to say that her version of Days is one of my absolute favourite songs...

      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    2. Each Day is a Gift (Will Eventually Catch Up) 53 months ago | reply

      Cora, this is an amazing tribute. I have to say that I was unaware of Kirsty's tragic fate, but now that you have made me aware of her story, I will visit the links that you posted, and also research the details of her story. :) - Jim

    3. Each Day is a Gift (Will Eventually Catch Up) 53 months ago | reply

      I thought that this Wikipedia link would be a good place to start, and I felt I should share it with anyone else, like me, who was unaware of this unfortunate tragedy and injustice.

    4. Domi Rolland  53 months ago | reply

      *** Très jolie ***

      ** Merci Beaucoup **


    5. cor_alee 53 months ago | reply

      Thanks fo adding the link Jim - I am astonished that noone has been properly held to account for Kirsty's death. The trauma her little boys went through seeing what happened...and the Mexican courts believe that a "fine" of the equivalent of £61 is justice!! It's truly not, one of her sons explained what he went through that day, noone, least of all a child, should have to witness that...and the person who really killed Kirsty is still unaccounted's a crying shame.

    6. Son Of Fugazi ( 53 months ago | reply

      Nice touching photo and words Cora. Lovely tribute.

      As for her music... My favourite is "Theres a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis". I have put her "best of" on this morning after this nice reminder of her talent. Thanks for taking the time to post this.

    7. cor_alee 53 months ago | reply

      Fabulous...I'm so glad you're listening to her - she never really got the break she should have got, and her music is brilliant...

      There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis - Last link on my comment above! Enjoy :o)

    8. martin martin !!!! 53 months ago | reply

      great pic, great tribute Cora. !!!

      mind you i always thought that .................. there's a guy works down the chip shop wears an helmet. lol !!!

    9. s0ulsurfing 53 months ago | reply

      nice work and tribute cora

    10. cor_alee 53 months ago | reply

      lol Martin - bit like me thinking that "Shake it like a polaroid picture" was in fact "shake it like a polar bear pizza" ...always thought that was the worse lyric in the world! lol

      Thanks J :O)

    11. mike kishii.岸井 舞句 [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      Nice work and tribute. I didnt know anything about the campaign, but I did know she had a tragic death. Fairytale of New York is a classic and a personal favourite.

    12. cor_alee 53 months ago | reply

      Mike - it's one of those songs that never gets tired isn't it! Out of alllllll the Christmas songs being played over and over again at the moment, Fairytale of New York is one I really don't mind hearing :o)

    13. Jax17 53 months ago | reply

      Heart rendering, tragic happening. Wonderful tribute xxxxx

    14. Neal. 53 months ago | reply

      I remember when this happened and out of all her works the Chip shop one came to mind, not a bad legacy.

    15. sniderscion 53 months ago | reply

      Very touching image and nice tribute; I remember being shocked when I heard about her dying. Nice work\.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    16. ~Misty~ 53 months ago | reply

      Kirsty was an amazing light whose flame still burns bright.

      I sang 'Fairytale of New York' at the karaoke at my local the other day after I'd heard this news, and cried afterwards.

      I reckon it's another case of justice not being met because those fighting for it simply don't have the money to do so.

      Anyway, Kirsty - Requiest in Pace! x

    17. martinfuller800 37 months ago | reply

      she was and allways will be one of my favorate artists,saw her live several times and met her twice, realy nice lady too! sadly missed!

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