Saturday, May 27, 2006


Just watched an awesome line-up on Later with Jools Holland. Paul Simon, David Gilmour, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Elvis Costello. Not to mention the Streets and some pretty wild drum-based music from Brazil. Couldn't believe Gilmour ended the show with Arnold Layne, the first ever Floyd single, if my music trivia memory serves me right (1967 at a guess)

Despite all this talent, the really interesting track was Never Went to Church by the Streets. Not a big fan, generally, and with an 8 & 11 year old in the house, their lyrics aren't usually PG certificate. But this track certainly warrants a listen - all about coping with bereavement, and pointing to the inability of organised religion to connect with his needs. Much more serious than it sounds on first listen.

It is still my ambition to attend a recording of Later, so if anyone out there knows how, please get in touch!
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1 comment:

St said...

Go to the BBC web-site, then TV, then tickets, I think. It works for radio. Have been to the News Quiz. And it's free. Get two and I'll come with you.