Martin Skidmore [RIP 2011]

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James Mitchell, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP. Fuck you, cancer.

kkvgz, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Terrible news. He will be missed.

homosexual II, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

So sad to hear this. He went out of his way to make me feel part of the wider ILX family when I felt like a total outsider, and I was always very grateful for that. RIP Martin and, yet again, a hearty 'fuck you' to cancer.

ailsa, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Such sad news, RIP Martin. I knew he'd been ill for several months and now hugely regret not having seen him in that time. Martin was one of the first ILXers I can remember meeting in the pub, as well as one of the friendliest and most sincere. And such enthusiasm, not just for pop music, I've never known anyone read like Martin - even this month he reviewed 10 books on his Livejournal, that's kind of inspirational.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is very sad. RIP, and my sincerest condolences to those of you who knew him well.

69, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

so sorry to hear it. RIP.

apihopatcong weehawkul (get bent), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh no, that's terrible. RIP Martin.

if you hipster on your fixie tonight, dont forget, wear black. amen. (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Awful. I remember meeting him in NY around 2005(?) and he was an incredibly nice, smart guy, and of course a great poster as well. He will be missed. RIP.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow. He was contributing to the Singles Jukebox as recently as yesterday. (Wish he could've gone out on a better track.) RIP.

jaymc, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

being that prolific while being so sick is really quite remarkable. rip.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:53 (seven years ago) Permalink


Mucho! Macho! Honcho!: Turn Off The Dark (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

One hell of a bar billiards player as well.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

My memories, too brief and incomplete.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP Martin.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

x-post - That was really touching, Ned.

ladies love draculas like children love stray dogs (ENBB), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 19:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP...really sad.

LocalGarda, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rest In Peace Martin. And thank you for all you gave.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

That made me tear up, Ned.

online pinata store (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

He truly was one of the good guys, in every way. RIP Martin, and fuck you, cancer.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Karen D. Tregaskin), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thank you all kindly. I was crying as I wrote it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Really lovely piece, Ned. RIP Martin.

emil.y, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

so sad.

i didn't know him but he seemed very brilliant on ilx.

amada thuggindiss (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:06 (seven years ago) Permalink


why delonge face? (unregistered), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

very sad. despite his infamous frankness, the one word that always applied to him was "gentleman". RIP Martin.

Manitobiloba (Kim), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

rip, always seemed like such a good-hearted and intelligent guy.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just heard this. So sad...

publier les (suggest) bans de (Michael White), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Did not know him IRL but was fond of him as a poster--very sorry news and my condolences to the friends and family who will miss him so :(

quincie, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was just wondering how he was doing, and if he was getting any better. Fuck. RIP.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP, and sorry to all the ilxors that knew him better than I did.

CH3C(O)N(CH3)2 (darraghmac), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

sorry to all his friends, and selfishly, that I never met him. adieu.

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

RIP Martin. echoing everyone's thoughts here - sorry I never got to know him but he was indeed one of ILX's best posters, and someone I remember who was incredibly nice to me when I first joined. Condolences to his family and all of those here who knew him.

Roz, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rest in peace Martin :(

a million anons (onimo), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

really sorry and sad to hear about this. his posts were a highlight of my early ILX experience.

T-T lonely lullaby T-T (reddening), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Damn. One of the few ilxors I've met irl and he was lovely, gracious and friendly. He raised the level of discourse here with intelligence and wit. I was sad that he felt he had to stop posting here and enjoyed it when I would bump into one of his posts on FT or elswhere. Just hope he's at peace now...RIP

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Very sad, RIP.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

only know him as a great presence on a lot of classic threads here, but he was always so engaged & good humoured, this is very sad.

ogmor, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

He was always such a terrific guy, almost absurdly good to everyone. And he had such a great and honest sense of himself. Such sad news ... he'd only have gotten even better and smarter. Ned's right to point how he could even tackle this illness with grace and good spirits, and keep right on writing and thinking. I will really, really miss this guy.

ንፁህ አበበ (nabisco), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

What a lovely man.

I think some of us need to go to the Glasshouse Stores ASAP and raise a glass.

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whatever happens, count us all there in spirit.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

echoing darraghmac's sentiments...

RIP, and sorry to all the ilxors that knew him better than I did.

sleeve, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

count me in for many spirits; martin was my the first regular to befriend me. didn't interact w/ him lately, but always liked him and found his crankiness a good good thing, and espesh sorry to his family and friends.

remy bean, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aw shit. Farewell Martin and good thoughts to all his friends :(

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

all this time i've been here and i didn't really know him ... but i remember his thoughtful posts (esp. from ilx's earliest days).

rip and condolences to his family :-(

My name is Frunze. Learn it well it is the chilling sound of your doom (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

He put me in my place on here once (I deserved it), and I really appreciated it. He was very good to talk to, very understanding and fair and kind. Sad day.

Bryan, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is horrible. martin was a kind and thoughtful man.

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

WBS's wonderful tribute is up:

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 20:59 (seven years ago) Permalink



monogalomaniacal (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I didn't even know he was sick. My mom's had the same type of cancer for the past 6 years; my uncle had it too and died within months of detection. I only met him once or twice at London FAPS, but he was always a friendly presence around here. From his postings, at least it seems he lived life fully. I just read his journal--harrowing stuff.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aw man, 52?

He was indeed a total stalwart of the Jukebox, and also I Love WWE, in its heyday.

Sleep well dude.

MPx4A, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

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