The Smiths, Morrissey, The Fall, Charlie Parker, The Beautiful South, R.E.M., Doves, Mary Timony, Squarepusher, Stereolab, Stephane Grappelli, Belle & Sebastian, Lotion, &c.
HEADONISM FOR BEGINNERSOr, You Can't Spell Masses Sans Asses Oh, sarcasm is as old-fashioned as sincerity and twice the effort, so let us be dull and honest and happy. Let us have faith in the charming denominators of ease and indulgence to rescue us from dancing to asymmetrical songs with left-handed rhythms, or standing a certain way at the listening kiosk, or recommending the worst of our music to the best of our friends -- or vice versa. As Groucho Marx said in Duck Soup, what I'm trying to say is, I love you. And though I do try to be interesting, so do the boring folks, I presume. Bah. Let's dance or don't dance, sing or don't sing -- or verse vicea -- and so commingle truth and fiction, discovery and invention, idiocy and genius as to confuse ourselves into complete alertness, until the Bomb or time rains rack-ruin down on us all.