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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, July 16, 2005
    Just sonic environment
    Sometimes the time requires nothing but just pure sonic environment. Tonight was such a time, driving back from an evening of farewells to valued friends soon to be moving many miles away. Not sad but sober. Thoughtful but not wanting to think too much.

    So, perfect accompaniment in the car: Julian Cope's Album of the Month, May 2005CE, The Heads - At Last. Needless to say, Julian describes it best:

    This Album of the Month heaps space rock cliche upon heavy rock cliche upon psychedelic proto-metal cliche in a manner so bereft of guilt, so untainted by fashion, so un-ironic that it transcends its inspirations totally and just becomes sonic environment. Indeed, in my present recently re-psychedelicized state, I have at times been driven to forget I was listening to this record, and got up from the floor to put it on when it was in fact already playing.

    Great to be in the only car on four lanes of motorway, throbbing home with The Heads on high. The sluice of sound, washing my ears, just what I needed. I've decided that from now on I'm going to purchse each of the drude's Album of the Month choices because that man has perfect style.