Tuesday 20 August 2013

Black is the Colour

When Paul Weller decided to cover Black is the Colour he strayed as far from his mod credentials as he'd ever done in his career; unfortunately he'd bought a return ticket. Imagine if he'd stayed in that folky netherworld and not come back. His voice really does suit ballads and dirges. A friend of mine has got his 'phone number - I'm very tempted to blag it and give The Bard of Woking a call: 'Paul, do you fancy coming up to our acoustic night and playing a few tunes? No, I'm perfectly serious. We're only a little club so we'd only be only to pay your petrol. But we've got a spare bed if you want to crash the night. Don't worry, you don't have to sing any shanties. Well, not unless you want to.'