I'm off to see the Fall tonight. The first time since last April when Smith decided that we didn't deserve a full gig for our money. So I am more than a little anxious about tonight as it is also in Edinburgh but at the Picture House, a venue I have not been to before but have heard that it is larger than the usual venues the gruppe play up here, so hoping that it will be more than half full.
Another reason for my nervousness, is that I got hold of a snidey download of the new album a couple of days ago and am still not sure whether I like it or not. It may just be a grower but the track that everybody has been going on about "Greenway", I really don't like.
On the plus side Smith seems to be becoming more enlightened these days, as the guitarist has been granted paternity leave. His place being filled by Tim Presley, one of the Dudes who filled in when Smith was left band less in the middle of an American Tour and who recorded and toured the Reformation Post TLC. Changed days from when Marc Riley asked if his girlfriend could get on the guest list and got the answer "fuck off, she can pay like everybody else"!
The Fall - Reformation