Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Fall off the table and get swept under
Jeezo. Has it really been that long? And is it really worth trying this silly m'larky again? I suppose only time will tell. I mean, we're not getting any younger, are we? So, yes, true, my reputation is tarnished a little in this green and pleasant pixel world. Or it is tarnished a lot. Depends who you talk to, who you choose to believe. Just like Don Draper (what would he do?), you know - good at beginnings, terribly good at letting go and fucking it all up. I've been around these WWW parts a fair bit over the years and written too many words in too many places. The word is plural, and then some. So many words and thoughts and songs and pictures. All gone now, via a click of a BIG ORANGE button in moments of panic, crises of confidence. But this feels a bit like coming home. I will try harder, just like they kept telling me to on all my report cards, way back in the days of school. The nice people at blogger.com even let me keep my old place going. How is that for good fortune and service with a smile? I reclaimed my title. No, not that one. This one: 'And Before The First Kiss'. It's still a song by The Field Mice, by the way. Just like 'Let's Kiss And Make Up'. That's still a song as well. Even St Etienne covered it, but I'm guessing you all knew that anyway. But, listen, if you don't know these wee tunes then you really need to get out a bit more, and probably travel back in time as well. It marches on, in a relentless way. For now though, this is a 'track' (not a 'song') by a band who come to Stereo, Glasgow on Friday night. You need to make it there. I'm expecting great things from the Hipstaaaah crowd. Checklists will be flipped out, waiting to be ticked off. And the 'band' will play a song or two. Or is it 'group'. What's the preference these days anyway? And I am not talking to you here, Mark E. Smith.
Warpaint - 'Undertow' (4.00)
Warpaint are over here. Album out on October 25th, you can pre-order here (Rough Trade).