Many tributes were made today and all words are spoken. Like many of you I don't like everything he did but I have a great respect to his output over almost 40 years. I don't know him personally but for me he had always a fierce aura. And so was his music: not giving any shit to mainstream just doing his very own thing. He accompanied me since his first record Live at the Witch Trials and during the decades he surprised me with something new.
Rest well Mark and may you have always a place of honour in the pub in heaven.
And as a bonus: Back in 2005 BBC invited him to report the results of the Saturday English football leagues. He did it in a very uneuphoric way with his inimitable Northern accent. What proves: MES could also read out of the phone book.