Saturday, 22 April 2017

Arctic (April)

Talk turns to pop. Alternative artists have gone over to pop. I ask: They’ve sold-out? Remember ‘The Who Sell Out’ cover, Townshend and his oversized Odorono stick? But what would I know? Pop for me is (probably) the Arctic Monkeys. What’s pop? Pure pop? The best: Jackie Wilson, Smokey Robinson, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Dancing Queen’? Dad, when was that? Um, the 1960s. Hmmmmm. The Arctic Circle is receding. The leaders of the world don’t want to know. They close down the agencies that tell them the Arctic Circle is receding. No one wants to know. It’s April 2017. “Unfinished Sympathy’…

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