Sunday, July 13, 2008
I've been told, in sunglasses, I look like Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan in I'm Not There. I'm still not sure if that's a compliment or not. I personally think it is...
Anway. Hello. The grand Glastonbury post is being written. Honest! And it's looking rather long I'm afraid. So it'll arrive at some point.
But, in the meantime, I managed to become Godfather to my very good friends' baby son this weekend. A huge honour, and a risky gamble on their part as I'm quite sure you would agree. My dad amusingly overheard my close friend the father refer to me as "the one with the wild hair... but that's his job really." As Godfather I'm supposed to give spiritual guidance, so as part of my Christening gift, I gave a book of Cocktail recipes. I'm sure he'll find some use for it when he's 18... and I'm 46. Ouch. (I'm not going to post up a photo of my baby godson here, which is why you have to put up with a rare shot of me in a suit, shirt and tie on my way to the proceedings above...)
Anyway, it was a lovely end to an occasionally strange, occasionally wonderful week. Here are some of the songs that acted as the perfect soundtrack...
1. Portishead - Roads
2. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
3. CSS - Left Behind
4. Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone (Re-release version)
5. Scarlett Johansson - A Town With No Cheer
6. Blur - Coffee & TV
7. Suicide - Cheree (Remix)
8. Spiritualized - Feel So Sad (Rhapsodies)
9. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
I started subconciously singing Maps over Rebellion... Then found that Arcade Fire had covered Maps. Which is good, very ghood, but still can't touch the sheer wonder of the original.
PS Last Saturday I finally made it to the Street Art exhibition at the Tate Modern with the lovely Annie Slaminsky. Check out her ace snaps of the best bits on her blog here.
Have a lovely week.
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