"My heart and I agree." I've devoted several programs over the years to The Fall. I'm also pondering what "rock" and "post punk" mean and its value. I will let my UK and major Fall fan friend Dave Parker express his observations:
""I've been surprised by the impact here - BBC and Guardian have both given him decent coverage, which I could never have imagined 40 years ago when it felt like I was the only fan outside Manchester! Lots of mourning, nostalgia and diehards contemplating a future we knew would come. Luckily I'd dropped off for a while and when I saw him in his wheelchair last November I had a horrible intuition the end was nigh - so I was less shocked than most, though it's still the end of an era. Couldn't listen to any music for 24 hours but I gave Perverted by language a spin earlier... happy days. Still, the music lives on and there are others to take up the baton, if not with such staying power." Set list: The Fall-Hip Priest, Big New Prinz (1988), Totally Wired, Mountain Energei (23 May 2006, Knitting Factory Los Angeles) / Mouse on Mars with Mark E Smith-Wipe That Sound (2004)
Thanks to Dave Parker, Edi Vache, Alan Keogh, killradio, the Internet Archive, live listeners, Mouse on Mars, Soundcloud, the Pirate Bay, and wfmu.org. Let me know what you think, please. MES, RIP.
Life leaves you surprised. Slaps you in the eyes. If I were a communist, a rich man would bale me. The opposite applies. The morning light. Another fresh fight. Another row, right, right, right, right.