Saturday, October 04, 2008
Oh yes, oh yay...
...finally, I've got tickets to see The Fall today. I've been a fan for many years, but I'm really stoked about seeing them in Edinburgh soon.
Not least because supporting them is John Cooper Clarke.
I'm not an authority on JCC, but the stuff of his I've heard is fab, of which I include a selection below.
A few years ago, My Da came up to Edinburgh for a wedding of a family friend. He'd been asked to read John Cooper Clarke's 'I Wanna Be Yours' which I'm told is now a set text for the English GCSE syllabus, or at least, was at any point.
My Da is many things, but quite possibly the only two things that he and JCC share is that they were born in the same decade and were born north of the Watford Gap. Anyway, using a handful of punk compilations and rehearsing we got it sorted for the big day.
I knew those years of listening to punk was going to pay off some day. My Da had it so damn well sorted he got an even bigger cheer than the bride and groom. Serious respect.
So, can John Coooper Clarke read as well as my Da? I'm waiting to see...
John Cooper Clarke -'Psycle Sluts (Part 1).' mp3
John Cooper Clarke -'Suspended Sentence.' mp3
The Massed Carnaby St John Cooper Clarkes (sic!) -'The Day My Pad Went mad.' mp3
John Coooper Clarke website/Myspace