Makes ya wanna think.

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.

The Light Pours Out of Me from Oxford on my birthday a month ago:

The Light Pours Out of Me from my favorite album Play.

“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

The original.

I get a big goofy inappropriate grin on my face whenever I listen to Magazine.

2 responses

  1. how funny, I’m a big Magazine fan as well! and lyrics to my fave song!!!
    saw them play their first NYC appearance in a club I used to love called Hurrah’s. Howard was the most intense frontman I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen lots of ’em. Didn’t know they were back together, wow!
    must have happened while I was out of it during one of my many hospital stays.
    and btw, Barry Adamson on bass – whoa. His solo albums are all great too.

    March 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm

  2. I have never seen Magazine play live. Glad I turned you on to their regrouping.

    Thanks for turning me on to Barry Adamson’s solo work!

    Stay well, Laura.

    March 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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