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Jarvis Cocker pays tribute to Paris victims with “Friday 13th 2015” — listen

on November 23, 2015, 2:40pm

In the weeks since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, a number of musicians have offered their thoughts, prayers, and tributes. Foo Fighters last night let loose a surprise EP titled Saint Cecilia, dedicating it to the victims of the deadly attacks; Yasiin Bey released new song “NO Colonial Fiction” as a call for peace; and Pearl Jam not only performed a special version of “Love Boat Captain” in honor of France’s capital, but also covered Eagles of Death Metal’s “I Want You So Hard”.

Now, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp has shared his own personal tribute in the form of a spoken word arrangement. Aired during his BBC Radio 6 show Sunday evening, “Friday 13th 2015” (which also features contributions from Serafina Steer), sees Cocker recounting his life on that fateful day. “It was my mother’s birthday, I was listening to The Academy in Peril,” he said. “We’d been in the police station for the third time that week because my son had gotten his mobile phone stolen; we had to look at 256 mugshots.”

Listen in here; Cocker’s piece begins at the 1:00 mark.