I've tried to faithfully record all that's happened, and if the posts have been few and far between, well that's cos I've had to work hard and play less than I would have liked.
F'r'instance.....I've bought tickets for gigs by Fionn Regan, The National, Regina Spektor, Scout Niblett and Rilo Kiley and not got to any of them. I want to go see Josh Rouse next Tuesday, but as its my last night in town, there's little point.
But...I have had a great time in so many different ways, and its made me realise that I could, if I really wanted to, live and work outside of my beloved Glasgow.
Things will soon return to normal, and for any admirers of TVV that might just be a good thing. I've earned a little bit of money while out here, and last night I hit some second-hand music stores in a big way to purchase things . I'm going to be taking home a bundle of vinyl - mostly 12" singles but also a handful of LPs - mostly from the 80s and so expect some obscure b-sides or remixes to land this way soon. I also found some great CDs with cover versions galore that I will be sharing with you come November...
So much for the future. Here's some stuff that came up on the good old i-pod earlier today. They are all 21st Century britpo tracks that are really well known and were played to death upon release, so much so that we all probably got a bit sick of them for a while. But bygollygee, its well worth recallling just how wonderful they are:
song : Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
song : The Futureheads - Decent Days And Nights
song : Editors - Munich
And while I'm in reminiscent mode, when all is said and done, isn't this just a bit magical?:-
song : The Smiths - This Charming Man (New York vocal)
And finally, a little piece of Canada to round things off:-
song : The Dears - Warm and Sunny Days