Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Song of the day

"Papal Visit", by The Fall. The Pope is less than two hundred miles away, and yet strangely I don't feel any different. Is he losing his power?

(Actually, "Papal Visit" is the one unarguably dispensable item in The Fall canon. But, sitting as it does at the very end of the "Room To Live" mini-album (remember those?), which is otherwise prime Fall, its severance does no real damage. In the dim, distant and ever-receding past, I considered calling my radio show "Solicitor In Studio", but rejected it as too obvious.)