Things were looking up for Pete De-Freitas, Will Segreant, and Les Pattinson, they were going to show Mac they can do without him…
- Me: I don't like it in this country
- Mum: Where do you like it? In England?
- Me: Yes
- Mum: You think there aren't so many hooligans in England?
- Me: I'll find a nice hooligan!
- Mum: ... Hooligans aren't nice
Shroud of Turin
Sounds kinda gay to me. I’m not the only one who ‘gets’ that, am I?… I don’t mean gay the way people say it to mean it’s weak or uncool.
OK, first of all, it’s far from a song about Jesus from a religious point of view, so if you write a 100% secular song on Jesus, I doubt you’d mind if it’s sacrilegious to write a gay song about Jesus.
When I first heard it, I thought it’s a love song. And then I heard he wrote it about Jesus. And then I thought, it still sounds like a love song to me.
When you think of the words ‘love’ and ‘Jesus’, and you think about how it’d manifest in a song, you’d have a more or less clear image in your mind of what it’d be like; There’s a certain formulae to these songs usually. Shroud of Turin is so much less a gooey Jesus-love song and so much more ‘I could have been Jesus’ boyfriend’ song.’
Ian McCulloch put it in a much better (and interesting) way than me, he said that if he’d met Jesus, he probably would have made him laugh and maybe then Jesus would have stuck around. Bible enthusiasts would definitely say he’s missing the point of the crucifixion, but I think he’s making a beautiful point himself there. I much rather believe in this guy’s imagination than the Bible writers’.
One last point, I’m not saying you have to be gay in order to write a gay SONG, and that’s not the argument I’m making here. Brett Anderson would tell you all about that, in his own ambiguous, baffling way.
This has been a post. With a surprise B&erson.
I want you
You want me
We both want
The things we’ll never be now
We see now
It’s sad how
Some things aren’t meant to be
Are just you and me
It never happens when you want it to
It never does what it’s supposed to do
It’s never good enough to see me through
See me through
I dunno about the ‘emotional’ characteristics, but the kid looks rather like I.Mac!
“…I met Ian and Will at the Virgin Megastore a few years back when their “Crystal Days” box set came out in the summer of 2001. They played a short set and signed posters and box sets.
I’d forgotten and had worn a U2 shirt that day. I had a hoodie too but the zipper was down. When I got to the front of the line, Ian snickered and said “”Fookin’ nerve” and smiled. I smiled back and said: “I love both band and pulled up the zipper. Ian smiled and said “Not necessary. Not a problem” and laughed again. He signed my box set and CD and was chatty. I asked him some questions about Bunnymen songs and he was more than friendly in answering. Nice enough guy. ” - Edge Orchestra on the interference.com boards