Tuesday, July 10, 2012
evening beach run, cloudy & cooler but no breeze. I’d loaded up English Settlement & London Calling on the ipod & had set it to random. As it turns out, that was sort of a disservice to both bands. This is impression, not opinion; the Clash seemed authentic but not quite realized while XTC seemed a bit clever clever. It’s been quite a while since I’ve listened to either record & random juxtaposition while running down the seawall is hardly a fair assessment. As I’ve gotten older, I find that the music I’m most drawn to is the music that these guys were reacting to anyway.