I’m really unkind here

But there’s something funny about this:

but at the time of her death was in Athens. Transgressive, her record label, said: “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.”

21 thoughts on “I’m really unkind here”

  1. “others saw the artist’s androgynous looks as following in the paths of Prince and David Bowie.”

    Not Annie Lennox then? How very patriarchal.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    You have to laugh a little. I mean, sad, yes. But also amusing

    Is it a surprise she was howling at the moon?

  3. Is this the same record label that, only yesterday, was wagging fingers at people for using pronouns to refer to Sophie?

    Fuck the lot of them.

  4. following in the paths of Prince and David Bowie

    Dearly beloved: wash your whore mouth, Prince was a talented and beautiful man.

  5. “SOPHIE – real name Sophie Xeon.” yeah right and because Independent i don’t think i can even attribute an obituarist’s wink here.

  6. Steve's Old Time Religion

    Ok so I tried Googlising to find out who “Sophie” was. (I’m still not sure this isn’t an elaborate prank like the career of David Sneddon)

    Couple of quotes:

    “God is Trans” – Sophie

    “Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhh” – Sophie

    And that’s our Bible study for the day: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  7. They don’t make pop stars like they used to, do they? Slipped & fell? Pah! What’s wrong with asphyxiation by inhaling vomit whist unconscious under the influence of drugs & alcohol? No style!

  8. I had never heard of Sophie and wonder how many Times subscribers are acquainted with the work of this late person leading me to suspect an element of clickbait in their publishing the obituary.

  9. As American ER physician Dr Doug McGuff points out on Youtube,falling off roofs while fiddling with tiles, Xmas lights etc is one of the commonest ways that middle aged men pine-box themselves. Poor old Rod Hull being an example.

    Wanting to see the Moon–which unless Athens has been swallowed up would seem something that could be done just as easily at non-fatal ground level–comes over as a deliberate eccentricity. In an ego-based “look at me” kind of way. Akin to the 1930s “Rector of Stiffkey” who was mauled by a lion in whose cage he was appearing to raise funds.

  10. falling off roofs while fiddling with tiles, Xmas lights etc is one of the commonest ways that middle aged men pine-box themselves

    This is why I’ve resolved to beat the odds and be killed by hungry pumas.

  11. I do find that quite amusing, Ecksy. Having spent a good part of the day on a 9 inch ledge trying to get a lighting system to work. Of course, not on the roof. I’m not that stupid. Why would we want lights right up there? This was a mere twenty metres above the traffic.

  12. She probably thought gravity was another social construct.

    Maybe ‘she’ was over educated and knew that gravity is only a theory.

  13. “others saw the artist’s androgynous looks as following in the paths of Prince and David Bowie.”

    Prince was never androgynous. You might say some of his look was effeminate – maybe, depends on your perspective – but he was never androgynous.

    And I’m pretty sure Bowie was only like that (IIRC) for the Ziggie Stardust years – a handful of years in the 1970’s. Bowie himself was slightly androgynous but other than for that character I don’t recall him *trying* to be.

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