Friday, July 04, 2008

Old fogeys at play

Wouldn't I have loved to have been teleported to Maxwell's, in Hoboken NJ, two nights ago for the the return of The Feelies?

Failing that, you can read about it here. (The article includes a photo in which they just look like dudes, playin'. How cool is that?) "A garage band reimagined by mathematicians" is not a bad descriptor of The Feelies, a band that have been very close to my heart for the best part of 30 years now. Theirs is an ageless, and timeless, sound; that they can walk back into the limelight after 17 years and give the impression they have never been away, or that the last 17 years never happened, is no real surprise. A thrill, yes, but not a surprise.