Fellow music journalist, aficionado, and punk rock alumni Greg Burk has penned a remembrance of his friend Brendan Mullen for the current issue of the LA Weekly. Mullen’s unexpected death this past Monday has broken a lot of hearts – and inspired some lovely words. Burk’s words are entitled “MULLEN: SOME FOREIGN BASTARD” and begin:
Dreams don’t come true by themselves.
We had bands, and Brendan Mullen let people hear them. We hacked out a culture, and Brendan put it in books and museums; now it’s History. We owned records by Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor and Clifton Chenier and Alex Chilton and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Brendan brought their physical, radical sweat to drip on us.
Read the rest of the piece at the LA Weekly website.