Since the near-apocalyptic hack it appears that we’ve all become nicer. No rows as yet I notice. Is that because we’re smaller? Anyone fancy a row? About anything??
I once saw the Manic Street Preachers downstairs in Chapter Arts Centre downstairs bar playing in front of about 20 people. (They were rubbish actually and I left after four songs- with my immaculate A&R sensibilities I confidently predicted they’d never get anywhere). Have you ever seen anyone before they were famous in a really small venue?
I am now as ignorant of contemporary pop culture as the stereotypical High Court judges of yore. Until this morning I’d never heard the song ‘Blurred Lines’ even though it is, according to the BBC, ‘the biggest selling single ever’. Can anyone from the Massive reassure me that they too have similar gaping blind spots?
Estrons. It means ‘Aliens’ in Welsh.
Spooky therefore that the song is called ‘Aliens’ in English.
Or have I just got lazier? Was it always like this or has music and the way it’s consumed these days affected things? It’s no big deal compared to all the serious shit happening in the world of course but I thought I’d just check because I’ve just skimmed over the Green Man festival line-up and realized I’ve only heard of one band on the bill (The Fall).
Nobody appears to have mentioned them yet on this new site. They’re doing a farewell tour at the end of the year you know.