Wednesday, March 22, 2006
post no bills 1
I like the changing urban landscape. This is a re-imaged shopfront – you can see what was left of the cornershop here. The kids used to call it Sweaty Betty’s - a nickname for the last occupant. The city continues to re-invent itself like the music that keeps on pouring out. You can hear snatches of Richard Hawley’s “Cole’s Corner” here. The video doesn’t seem to show the real Cole’s Corner at all (that’s one thing I’m confused about). Anyway, I’ve given the local boy a good listening to and I think it’s very saccharine-sounding – a sort of new wave C and W crooner. After that, the punky sound of The Long Blondes (also local) comes as a breath of fresh air. Enough of that, time to start worrying about how to film the Sharrow Lantern Festival…coming soon!
I liked Hawley when I saw him on Jools Holland just before Xmas I think. But have gone off him already!