Starsailor at Virgin Megastore, Times Square January 8 @ 2:30pm. So that’s 3 instores in 2 days… and Letterman. These boys are driving me MAD.
AHAHAHHahahhah… and Awwww…
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH(LONDON)
September 27, 2001, Thursday
By Andrew Perry
Boasting at least three of the crucial Brit pre-requisites – a shaggy fringe, blue denims and a bad hangover – he not only speaks so timidly that he often fails to register on my tape recorder, but is also the first (and last) person I’ve chatted to for any length of time who makes no mention of the atrocity at the World Trade Centre.
As Walsh struggles for things to say between bites from his bacon sandwich, I almost start wondering why we look to people whose essential aptitude is writing and performing melodies to provide us with the answers to big questions.
“I think it’s because Ash and Mogwai see us and Coldplay and Travis who say very little, and they’re thinking, ‘We do all this self-promotion, and these bands just come out saying, We’re nice lads from Wigan, listen to our songs. And they sell more records than us.’ The funny thing is, I don’t actually mind Mogwai. I’ve listened to their records and thought they’re pretty good.”
September 23, 2001
He laughs nervously at the suggestion that his songs rely on an unusual maturity of emotion. ‘It’s because I worry about everything too much. I might be happier if I went out and got drunk all the time, or if I’d gone to university, but I don’t think I’d have fitted in. I’m not very clever. This was the only thing I was any good at, really.’
Check out the new Turin Brakes gear.
Oh yeah, I think I need to mention once again that “Answering Bell” by Ryan Adams sounds a helluvah lot like “The Weight” by The Band.
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Music of the Moment: “La Cienga Just Smiled,” “Gonna Make You Love Me,” Ryan Adams; “Lithium,” Nirvana; “Grandma’s Hands,” Starsailor; “Fuck Her Gently,” Tenacious D; “Little Room,” The White Stripes; “Bad Girl,” Detroit Cobras; “Metarie,” Brendan Benson