RIP Jack Medley aka SW9

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 6, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    SW9 was a bloody legend. Wild, unpredictable but with a heart of gold. He was getting himself together with his predictably madcap band and now I've heard that he's died.

    I'm devastated. RIP Jack.
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  2. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Fucksake. I’m devastated and absolutely livid at the same time. He just seemed to be getting his shit together.

    Loveliest man but an absolute fucking nightmare <3 Lose it matey xx
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    His Reggae Shack at the Windmill was brilliantly shambolic. First time I got to know him was when I booked his band Filthy Pedro at the Albert. Someone at the bar offered him a pint when he was onstage, so off he went to collect it. Mid song :D
  4. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    He used to message me in the middle of the night for no particular reason. Just utter shite. Have just read back through the series of messages he sent me in 2011 to ask me to play the anti folk festival at the Windmill and it’s madness. Except I advised him to drop a new band down the bill cos they were being twats. That band was the Fat White Family :D:rolleyes::facepalm: I’d completely forgotten till I just reread our messages.
  5. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Pickled Egg

  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I got those messages too, right up to a few days ago. Completely bonkers but lovely messages. He was unique. Crazy but always kind. I'm really fucking upset. I went to the Albert tonight and had a shitload of shots in tribute to a lovely guy. RIP Jack.
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  7. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    Far too many people are dying as of late. I know it comes to us all, but it's still depressing.
  8. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    RIP :(
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I ended up in the Albert tonight and got smashed after toasting Jack many many times. I'm told he died of a pulmonary embolism. That's made me cry quite a bit. Jack was bloody unique. Crazy, mad, impulsive, reckless but he'd never hurt a fly.

    RIP Jack.
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  10. S☼I

    S☼I campestral seneschal

    Condolences to those who knew and loved him. RIP Jack.
  11. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    I didn't know SW9 save for a few posts here on Urban. Condolences to all that knew and will miss him. RIP Jack.
  12. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    So sad!
    Didn't he live in Brighton for the last few years? He was certainly crazy, but also very intelligent, caring, big-hearted and funny. And more than anything he hated Yuppies. They made him 'freak out' and 'lose it' on a half-hourly basis. :D Yet for some reason he was really into golf :D
    Lovely man. Many people will miss him terribly. RIP
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    very sad news, and condolences to his family and friends. :(

    RIP SW9 :(
  14. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yeah - he'd been living that way for a few years.
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  15. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Sad news. RIP & all the best at this difficult time to those that new him irl.:(
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Jack. Being Jack.

  17. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Sad news. RIP :(
  18. La.Staunton

    La.Staunton New Member

    Hey all, we’re trying to raise funds to get Jack Medley’s Secure Men pressed on vinyl. Also there’ll be a megaparty fundraiser for the family on 26th May with loads of his favourite bands and all sorts of madcap lose it shenanigans. Go fund me link for vinyl below, will post ticket link here once it’s gone live...Lose it xx

    Click here to support Jack Medleys Secure Men LP Campaign organized by Team Lose It
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    He used to create posters for his gigs and just make-up impossibly big name sponsors for tiny gigs.
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Over £2,000 raised already :thumbs:
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Next Sunday 26th May. A very special tribute to Jack:

    The Windmill
    22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ

    Procession (Windrush Sq) at 1:00 PM

    When Jack Medley left us all for the big megarave in the sky, it became clearer than ever just how much this force of nature meant to such a huge bunch of people. To Lose It with him was to love him.

    Team Lose It are putting on a megarave to say goodbye to one of life’s greatest larger than life megadudes - an all day epic for his friends and family to laugh, to cry, to suck it up, to deal with it and, most importantly, to lose it celebrating the life of one of the greatest mofos we’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. There'll be a New Orleans style procession, Secure Men merch (buy buy buy!), the return of Jack's Reggae Shack, free Mohawks, a Jack Medley tribute wall, a secure as fuck gameshow, food, booze, dancing bears, appearances from the legendary hair clippers + music from his favourite megadudes:

    Warmduscher Club Serf House Band Filthy Pedro Insecure Men Jack Medleys Secure Women Meatraffle Misty Miller Phobophobes Pit Ponies Sleaze Scrappy Hood Spin Master Plant Pot MC Pat Lyons

    If you're joining in the procession (all welcome!), please be at Windrush Sq to collect your wristband at 1pm (look for a bear). If not, collect from the Windmill from 2pm.

    All proceeds to go to the family to help with funeral costs. Let’s dig big people and dig deep - strap on your best sunglasses and your wildest leopard print, grab that can of Dragon Soop and let’s lose it.

    Presented by Team Lose It

    This is an 18+ event

    JACK MEDLEY'S SECURE AS FUCK MEGARAVE Tickets | £10 | 26th May @ The Windmill, London | DICE
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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Nice piece in the Quietus

    The Quietus | News | Crowdfund Launched For Late Jack Medley
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The wake at the Windmill was bloody epic yesterday. Lovely of the Fat White Family to play a set too.
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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    seeing as several people have asked me: the coroner verdict was that Jack died from pneumonia. From what I gathered, he checked out of hospital the first time to go see a band. The daft bugger.
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  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here it is.

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    editor hiraethified

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    DJWrongspeed radio eros

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