With many others I’m saddened to hear of the recent death of Mick Karn, who recently at age 52 lost his struggle with cancer. Master of the fretless snakebass, I played with him and guitarist David Torn on a few tours in the mid-80s when we were out promoting David’s ‘Cloud About Mercury’ album. We then did some tracks on Torn’s follow-up album ‘Door X’, one of which was a decent take on the Hendrix classic ‘Voodoo Chile’. He had just the right indeterminate thing for David’s indeterminate music, but he had of course been a star with the group Japan long before Torn and I got to know him. Our thoughts are with his wife Kyoko and their young son Metis.