Tuesday, 22 February 2011
George Square Gaddafi Death Party
Notes: from Renfield Street to George Square (you remember all that you will see)
A spinning world, it is alight. You staring in, me staring back. Worn faces tell stories. Coffee in hand. Each of us. Searching for golden nuggets in deep pockets to feed the parking meter. A bruised JCB struggles to find a space between the cars. Shaven headed youth, bouncing down the road with mates, looking for a rumble with anyone and anything. STEVIE! YA TUBE. Child First Day is only £1. Checking phones for the latest updates, has He gone yet? To where? A luminous jacket, a shift needs to start, my turn to drive the Bus With No Home. Battered gold rings growing around puffed up and ageing yellowed skin. Lighting Events: Up To 50% Off. Too many plastic shopping bags cut into worn, clenched hands. The #66 Calderwood via City Centre. On time? Is anyone on it? 'There Are No Scheduled Bus Services Currently Using This Stop'. Headphones are in finding the perfect soundtrack to drown out life, clutching CASH CONVERTERS stolen-from-the-poor trophies. The umbrella is up, so the hood comes down. A big orange coat, a tasty scarf and trendy glasses obviously equals a Dutch Tourist on his travels (too elegant for this humdrum town). "MIND BLOWING", 9/10 DEAD SPACE 2. Is it a must-buy? Not so sure. She is pushing a seen-better-days pram in a multi-coloured swapshop tea cosy. It wears well on her, actually. Why are you more intent on sparking up a light than listening to your From The Shire son as he attempts to catch your eye and tell you about the homework needing done? The-bus-won't-come-soon-enough-for-thefuckingfranticlady-dancing-on-the-spot-who-obviously-needs-a-pee. You are holding onto his arm as he clutches treasures in a green M&S bag. He loves his purchases more than you, Mrs. #23 'Have A Nice Day' as no destination is forthcoming. And then George Square, for the Beginning of what must be the End, surely? This life goes on in a city crying out for people going home to stop and listen and clap and show support. Show solidarity, Brothers and Sisters, just move back. Only three more speakers. It is truly amazing, this place. Home. Home now.
The Colour Mary - 'Alight' (4.41)
The Colour Mary - 'The world don't spin' (live) (3.58)
All about the best band you've never heard of (from Reading) who made 'a grand canyon of glorious noise' (so said The Melody Maker, and they were spot on, as ever).