Tuesday, 21 December 2010
You can concentrate on the ones you love
So, yes, I'm obviously not really here, because I am incredibly busy and utterly miserable and freezingly cold and so so much else, but I just wanted to quickly nip in and say that I am officially back in love with Stuart. Cough. And Stevie. And Sarah. And Chris. And, well, all of them really. Cough. What a lovely noise they make, even whilst coughing a lot and particularly when shadow-boxing dancing and playing the recorder. I can even, just about, forgive them for the, um, Norah Jones 'thing'. Sigh. Weep. They didn't play the song below tonight, but they did play it last night, see? I tell you, nights like this, you miss those people who appear to be both far away from you and, ironically, quite close to you like - well, like you just can't believe. Although, of course, Stuart can believe. He used to write about it a lot. When he was just a wee boy making albums about everything but love.
Belle and Sebastian - 'Like Dylan in the movies' (live at Glasgow Barrowlands, 19-12-10) (5.07)
You can buy the new album here. Cough. A free and full live stream of the third and final Barrowlands show, on 21-12-10, is being broadcast via here (NPR). Cough.