Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"Distractions - like butterflies, they're buzzing round my head...

... when I'm alone, I think of you,
And the life we'd lead if we could only be through with these distractions..."


Ah, yes, there they are. Not just the subject of one of Paul McCartney's loveliest, most-underrated post-Beatle ballads (from "Flowers In The Dirt", 1989), but also...
... well, also about a fair summation of what have been preventing me precisely polishing off a few lyrics, ahead of this Wednesday's half-hour main spot at a place called Storm, off Leicester Square... Ulp.
And also, the distraction which will doubtlessly deplete any audience that evening: namely, some obscure'n'unimportant football clash between the Catalan heroes of Barcelona and the craven Nogbads from N17...

So, any----way...
I've been hastily scribbling and rescribbling lyrics which still all seem so, so self-indulgent and not nearly witty enough, but more importantly pondering on which of all covers to hurl into the Dutch-courage-marinaded mess...
That is, to fill in a useful four minutes while simultaneously, desperately grasping for a bit of memorable unlikely-acoustic-pop-song-reinventing, a la the versions of "Baby One More Time" by both Travis and Fountains Of Wayne, or "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Coldplay, or whatsover, by whomsoever...
Well, I can do the Britney. Or various Spice-related numbers. Or "It's A Sin".
Striking-sounding...

But I think I might just go with the always-amusing "Alcohol" by Ray Davies.
Or "Ain't No Pleasin' You" by Chas and Dave.
No, no, no...
Nailed-on.
The Kermit The Frog song which gives this blog its name, gives my guitar its strange sort of self-respect...

"Someday we'll find it,
The rainbow connection,
The lovers...
The dreamers...
... And me..."

3 comments:

hangthedj said...

So which one are you doing? Wednesday or Thursday?

Aidan said...

That would be the Wednesday one, I'm afraid...

hangthedj said...

Oh dear. I would have come along to see you but for the football. But good luck!!!