Sunday, May 14, 2006

New York City

The New York show was good, the first time I felt we managed to captivate the entire audience. But people with the wrong sort of qualities come to our shows now and hammer on the backstage door, expecting to be allowed in just because they bought a t-shirt. And there are a lot of them, an unnatural light burning in their eyes, spit spraying as they lecture us on the musicanship of Phish. I wanted to concentrate on saying goodbye to Annie and her band... and when I do it's heatbreaking, every muscle and bone in my body aches, aches, aches. My mind finally closes down into a trance of dog-tiredness, a tunnel from which I will emerge in London, waving goodbye from the other side of the Atlantic. If the plane doesn't crash, of course. Au revoir America (and Canada), it's been a blast.

THE END

3 comments:

Jonathan said...

Thank you for posting that Alasdair. It's been a pleasure to read and I very much hope The Clientele do continue because your music has given me so much pleasure in recent years. No-one is doing what you do and it would be such a shame to stop. But it's your decision and, whatever the band does or doesn't do, I can only say thanks again.

Esther said...

I'm from the other end of the coast, but I agree with Jonathan. I'm looking forward to the San Diego show, thanks to the added dates because of the movie The Lake House. I've been a fan for awhile now, and hearing the song in the opening scene floored me! What a treat that was! I do hope you continue to make music. No one creates beautiful music like that quite the way you do. Makes me want to pack up my bags and move to England to be closer to where the images you conjure up are. Ah, I'm sounding idealistic now...

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've just heard (I can't seem to) make you mine which I downloaded after watching "The Lake House" and I am seriously in love with this song. I'm from Mexico and had never heard of you or any of your music, I seriously can't wait to buy the album. Keep up the good work because I swear you'll be big! I'm thrilled with this one song, it's been on repeat all afternoon.
PS. You're a great writer!