Earlier today, the world lost its greatest curmudgeon at the age of 60. Mark E. Smith of The Fall has left the building but his legacy of cantankerous one-liners, general hatred of all that is modern and certainly insipid media wankers, his incomparable ability to “do his own thing” while giving zero fucks about what anyone else had to say, and of course, his very distinct take on how the most mundane moments in life also tend to be the most bizarre will live on in his expansive catalog of equally strange yet succinctly genius career. Smith was a prolific warrior in Punk Rock, who would not slow down or step back for any reason. Hell, he still got up on stage in a wheelchair in his last few months with every bit of piss and vinegar as he wasn’t going down without a fight.
Many people have contributed to AZ KAOS in some manner over the past 8 years and no doubt one of the more colorful and entertaining individuals was Miles, sometimes better known as “Slime” from Slime and the Boobytramps.
Back in our paper zine days he did a monthly article for us called The Drunk March which was basically where you could find the cheapest alcohol for sale in various parts of the valley, a help for many I am sure and extremely detailed. That point always amazed me, having it all down by various store and exact cost.
Miles past away July 31st , long before his time and it was shock of all of us that knew him or had worked with him. In their time of grief the family has many things to take care of and as such people helping out means a lot. Brian Paulson has set up a benefit show to raise a little money and allow many of us that knew him gather to celebrate the life of Miles. Tragically short yet an impact on many.