We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals
An angry tribute to a dying Industrial Tyneside - valid for anyone in a crap situation (A favourite in Vietnam). One I enjoyed first time around.
A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys
Sheffield -kids 'scrap with pool cues in their hands' for whom 'there's only music so there's new ringtones'
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
'a place of perfection in childhood where nothing needs explanation' This is contrasted with Lennon in adulthood - 'nothing is real' Psychedelia as desolation
Station Approach - Elbow
Coming home to Manchester - summing up the sense of relief we Northerners feel on stepping from the train onto Piccadilly
Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
The corner of Fargate and Church Street in Sheffield - meeting place for lovers. 'I've been stood up before' 'It's not nice. You feel like a right lemon'
Jeff Shepherd and Marco Sassman - Great show by Jeff Shepherd, as always, with Marco Sassman at People’s in Lafayette. A few photos:
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