Monday, December 11, 2006
A post a week back about the death of an acquaintance of ours, Mark Blanco, has since been supplemented by news updates in more influential media sources than Underachievement. Mark died after a 30-foot fall from a balcony at the East London home of Paul Roundhill, the soi disant literary agent of Pete Doherty (though those in the know describe Roundhill more accurately as a crack dealer). Doherty was also present and his departing the scene of the accident to go party in a hotel and trash the hotel room is, to put it mildly, distasteful. It may well be that the death was a genuine accident, but a London friend of mine currently living in Paris, and who frequented Doherty's circle for a year or two describes them as a vicious, self-serving, mendacious lot, who, for one reason or another have been allowed to offend with impunity for years now. I don't expect much to come out of any investigation into this.