dear w.a.s.t.e. reader,
we decided that we'd all write something for the newsletters now coz we
can't decide how it should sound. babbling, we have discovered, is a good
option, when all else fails. the stuff I most wanted to put down was things
I've been reading about the situationalists! but maybe not yet instead
I found this inscription in a museum In Oxford
"I take upon
myself the burden of all
suffering, I am resolved to do so
I will endure IL I do not turn
or run away. do not tremble,
am not terrified, nor afraid, do
not turn beck or despond. The whole of living beings, I must rescue.."
I thought that was
the beet thing to put, thankyou so much for still being around..
love Thom p.s i hope i don't sound like an evangelist. that was not the
Following the Melody
Makers response to the deluge of letters from suicidal and distressed
readers, a benefit album for the Samaritans is to be released in conjunction
with one F.M. We are contributing a version of Street Spirit recorded
for one F.M. 's evening session' to this record.
Having once been a Samaritan volunteer myself, I've seen at first hand
the care and support offered to suicidal and desperate callers by this
group of people. Callers find an opportunity to talk about and examine
extremely painful feelings in a way which everyday life may not allow.
Often just the act of sharing these feelings with someone who is actually
listening can make them seem much more bearable. The Samaritans will always
respect the confidentiality and anonymity of the caller, and will listen
The Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, either
by 'phone, visit or letter in the U.K. The number of the local branch
can be found in the telephone directory. They are also part of an international
organisation, Befrienders International, so this service is offered world-wide.
So buy this record, Bye Philip.
Postcard no.1, why
is 'no,' number, when there's no 'o' in number? So here be i in Cleveland,
waiting outside a venue called 'Peabody's Down Under' which flooded last
night, and is set to hold tonights musty gig.
Before we go and squelch our way around the carpeted stage for a sound-check,
i think i'll try getting a guitar out of the club, and work on some of
the new songs-'Uptight', being the only one with a slightly definate title,
although Thom prefers 'Subterranean Homesick Alien'. The fact that the
chorus consists of only one word 'uptight' four times, and the words 'Subterranean',
'Homesick' and 'Alien' are nary mentioned elsewhere, worries him not.
You've got to admire that, (c.f. 'Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong'.)
Love Jonny G.
Greetings and salutatIons from a somewhat dejected Manchester United fan,
so I guess if you're not interested in matters regarding football I should
move swiftly on to one of the others contributions. Although there were
those who believed United were on for the double, I for one was less than
optimistic. After Blackburn clinched the title, it was inevitable that
we would lose to Everton and as they say, the cup was won by the best
team on the day. I should have known that things were going to go sadly
away when I turned up at our manager Chris's house to watch the game with
his family and our other manager Bryce, to find an 'EVERTON FOR THE CUP'
baner over the front door, and was made to drink the obligatory pint of
lager in an Everton glass...... (so ff you know of a Manchester United
supporting management team, please write to D.E.F.EA.T.E.D. c/o P.O. Box
322, Oxford, 0X4 lEY).
Anyway enough of things football and consequently traumatic. I am writing
to you from the very beautitul Montreal, about a third of the way through
the first leg of our North American tour. We are fortunate enough to have
David Gray and his band open up for us and I implore any of you who have
not got 'A Century Ends' by David Gray (on Virgin, 1993) to go out and
buy it-you must also see them live; they are truly wonderfuL Many thanks
to all of you who came to see us on the U.K. tour and make it one of the
most enioyable ever embarked upon-the Oxford and London shows were particalarly
special. Anyway I must finish here and get back to some good old fashioned
tour hanging around; Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones was so correct
when he said of 25 years in Rock 'n' Roll- "5 years of playing, 20
years of hangiug around."
- (A) Essential tour
listening: Any Stevie Wonder recordings pre '74 -Tricky; 'Maxinquaye'
-Tom Waits; 'The Heart of Saturday Night' -The Posies; 'Frosting On
The Beater'-Supergass; 'I Should Coco'.
- (B)The order of
the Red Guitar (toot R.G.) For this quarter has to go to our bug-suffering
crew, who we will be spending a lot of time with this year: Tim Greaves
(tour manager); Plank and Duncan Swift (backline); Jim Warren (sound
engineer); Andi Watson(lights); Mike Hornby (prod. manager); Mex McCauley
(tour accounting and T-shirts).
Hello! I'll just
be brief. Stangely enough, I've been doing much the same things as the
others...I had the good fortune to see 'Tricky' do a show in a small club
called 'The Bank' (it used to be a bank) in New York. Recently, I've just
finished reading a fantastic book called 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'
by Louis De Bernieres (or Louis De Bumhole as Jonny has just unamusingly
said). I'm now starting a book called, 'Samarkand' by Amin Maalouf, an
account of the life and times of the Persian poet and sage Omar Khayyam.
Music I've enjoyed listening to at the moment has included Supergrass,
'dope on plastic'; and an E.M.I. 'kitsch' compilation called 'The Sound
Anyway, I hope this brief note finds you all well and dandy, and please
get in touch and tell us what you think of this slightly-different edition
Goodbye 'til next time, Colin
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