After a few days of what seems like rains of Biblical proportions in Scotland over the last few days, the soon to be Mrs.17 Seconds and I woke up to find the sun shining.
How else to mark it, but…these:
Junior Boys-‘In The Morning.’ mp3
My Bloody Valentine-‘Paint a Rainbow.’ mp3
There are all sorts of signs that you’re getting older, ‘senior moments’ as they are now dubbed. As well as forgetting things, the other sign is that you hear youself sounding like your parents, or even your own teachers. Like a few kids I blew up for laughing today. Hey. I’ve waited a long time to find a way of dealing with the pent-up bitterness that builds up as youthful idealism turns sour. ‘Here’s a man who was hung on the expectation of plenty,’ as the Porter observes in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Anyway, Josef K have put out an album called Entomology, which ties up their back catalogue (2004 Scritti Politti, 2005 Orange Juice, 2006 Josef K…who’s next for 2007 from the original mighty post-punkers? Fire Engines or Scars, I would hope.). This is slightly different from the version that poped up on Rough Trade ‘s Indie-Pop 1 compilation a couple of years back, with a slightly ‘dub’ feel.
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