Ned: 'I want adventure. I want romance.'
Bill: 'Ned, there is no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire.'
Ned: 'Trouble and desire?'
Bill: 'That's right. And the funny thing is, when you desire something you immediately get into trouble. And when you're in trouble you don't desire anything at all.'
Ned: 'I see.'
Bill: 'It's impossible.'
Ned: 'It's ironic.'
Bill: 'It's a fucking tragedy is what it is, Ned.'
In my head, now, it's not 'Kool Thing' by Sonic Youth playing whilst Hartley directs his Bande à part homage in 'Simple Men' (1992), but this utterly lovely - and truly shambolic - David Bowie cover version. Gotta love those Vivian Girls, like. A great choice to take on for them, with every second of the one hundred and nineteen counting. Bliss.
The Vivian Girls - 'John, I'm only dancing' (cover) (1.59)
The Grrrrls are over here! Hopefully there will be some UK shows in the New Year. And a Happy Birthday to you, D. x