Happy Valentine's Day young and not-so-young lovers.
I'm lucky enough to be spending the evening in the company of Mrs Villain on a nice romantic date at the Manchester Academy watching the hometown comeback gig of Magazine.
Our tickets were purchased when the gigs were initially announced as London and Manchester only. I was a bit pissed-off when a Glasgow gig was later added, and to be honest I did think about selling the Manchester tickets and going local instead.
But then I thought about how some fans will fly thousands of miles to come and see the likes of Edwyn Collins and Roddy Frame in their home towns just to experience something pretty unique, and realised that a round trip of just over 400 miles isn't all that onerous a task. Especially as we can throw in an overnight stay with friends we haven't seen for a while. (It turns out that thanks to a late call-off by one of Conmrade Colin's friends that I'll also be at the Glasgow gig next Monday).
Not sure how its all going to turn out tonight, but its a gig I never ever thought I'd see, and I'm kind of tense about it all, praying that I wont be let down. Maybe I'm right to be nervous now.....
Anyway, here's a couple of covers, one of which I hope gets an airing this evening. Wonder if yiou can guess which one I have in mind:-
mp3 : Magazine - Boredom (Peel Session)
mp3 : Magazine - Goldfinger