Wednesday, 4 July 2018
I Stayed At Home On The 4th of July
That was a win on penalties, something we don't know too much about in this country, against a team who set out to spoil and intimidate for much of the match. Well played Mr Southgate and your youthful team. Saturday against Sweden it is.
Today is the 4th of July and I am going to celebrate this with this wonderful Galaxie 500 song from 28 years ago.
'I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit
And the dog refused to look at it
So I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building
It was no bigger than a nickel'
I loved this song when I first heard it back in the summer of 1990 and I love it still. The feedback and slow motion indie/shoegaze is more than good enough- it shimmers- and the switch from the Beat poetry of the verse to the falsetto of the chorus is sublime.
'Maybe I should just change my style' Dean concludes, 'but I feel alright when you smile'.
4th Of July