Magazine, my favorite band, recent bootleg vids!
I was doing a Facebook meme – 25 Albums – and got sucked into watching Magazine videos on youtube. Magazine is together again and touring! Bootleg videos!
I am a cheerful fellow, by and large, but I love everything-is-awful music and Howard Devoto is my favorite dismal poet.
“Song From Under the Floorboards” Lyrics:
I am angry I am ill and Im as ugly as sin
My irritability keeps me alive and kicking
I know the meaning of life, it doesnt help me a bit
I know beauty and I know a good thing when I see it
This is a song from under the floorboards
This is a song from where the wall is cracked
My force of habit, I am an insect
I have to confess Im proud as hell of that fact
I know the highest and the best
I accord them all due respect
But the brightest jewel inside of me
Glows with pleasure at my own stupidity
This is a song ….
I used to make phantoms I could later chase
Images of all that could be desired
Then I got tired of counting all of these blessings
And then I just got tired
– Howard Devoto
I get a big goofy inappropriate grin on my face whenever I listen to Magazine.