How eerie that the voice emerging from my computer’s speakers – that of Go-Betweens’ co-founder Grant McLennan – was silenced forever on Saturday. He died in his sleep, aged forty-eight. So that’s it for one of Australia’s best songwriters. What we have is all we’ll get.
Words are pretty bloody inadequate when a talented and by all accounts intelligent and genial man like McLennan passes away. Even for a late-coming fan like myself, the news is very sad. I don’t know what to say, so let’s just have some music.
“Going Blind”, a lovely McLennan-led moment from the band’s 2000 “come back” album, The Friends of Rachel Worth.