Sunday 22 May 2011
The Boy Wonder Returns
There was reason to rejoice this week at the news that Roddy Frame will be making a long awaited return north of the border this October. Not only that but he will be touring with a band , for the first time in over a decade. The starting up of all this nonsense was as a direct result of Mr Frame's last visit to Glasgow. So you know that momentous things come in the wake of a visit from the Boy Wonder.
This would have been reason enough to celebrate this weekend but it was also the 21st birthday of my oldest nephew, jesus, that makes me feel old, who I think will have a rather sore head this morning.
Last night I really did morph into my father at D's party when I found myself saying " all this shit sounds the same" although my father would have been a bit more eloquent about it. What is it with the use of vocorders and "singers" on helium? I think that if I ever met this David Guetta character I would resort to extreme violence. Still we did get two Stone Roses and one Strokes tune which I think was intended to placate the oldies. However note to any aspiring DJ's and young folk alike it is not ironic to like Shang A Lang, it is just a pish song by a dodgy 70s boy band, ok?
Oh, and I also found out that one of my nephew's lecturers is a blogger familiar to a few of us. Small world isn't it!
Anyway here is a song from a bygone age when songs had real lyrics, real instruments and not a vocoder in sight.
Aztec Camera - Spanish Horses