Cough Cough – Everything Everything (2012, RCA Records)
This is a not so random shuffle this morning. It’s a confession and an apology and I’m speaking only to one person. A friend of mine. A regular gigging buddy, a buddy who I have had countless brilliant nights out with. Be it seeing the Klaxons in a tiny club in Plymouth or seeing Metronomy on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Totnes.
A few weeks back he sent me a message asking if I wanted to go so and see Everything Everything up in Bristol. I kind of did, but I’m sure he said the gig was on the next Monday and I couldn’t go because I had some stuff to sort at home. So I sent a message back saying “Can’t do Monday, sorry”. He messaged back saying “It’s Monday the 11th April – is that any better”.
I said I would check diaries and get back to him and then totally forgot, and as I sit here typing on Monday 4th Everything Everything came on the iPod and I suddenly remembered. Of course, I’ve now checked the diary and I am now booked up for that day, so I can’t go but I could have done if I hadn’t been such a forgetful twat.
I also owe him some money for some cricket tickets, and I kept saying yep I’ll do that tonight and I keep getting waylaid by doing dad things like reading adventure stories or making dinner or rescuing teddies from under the bed. So I’ve forgotten to do that as well. I’m sorry, I hope by the time you read this I have sorted that. I think all I can do is dedicate two versions of the same tune to you – because I know you read on a daily basis (thank you). I think I know which one you will prefer and I don’t think it will be the same as me.
Soul Limbo – Snuff (1996, Deceptive Records)
Soul Limbo – Booker T and the MGs (1968, Stax Records)
I will try and be a better friend.