Tempting as it maybe to chip in with my two penneth about the demise of civilisation all around me, I think I'll stick to writing about music and musicians from the 1970s; which was kind of this blog's modus operandi in the first place. So, hard as it may be - forget Covid. Forget Brexit. Forget Johnson & Cummings. And forget Trump. Yeah, right.
Which would lead you to think I'd plump for a Matching Mole track today. Well, as my mother used to say, you know what thought did.
No, instead I've gone for a beautiful song from one of the most influential musicians of all time. And if you don't believe me, this is what rock critic Nick Kent once said about him:
"Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett were the two most important people in British pop music. Everything that came after came from them."
Kevin Ayers - May I? (1970)
Kevin Ayers (1944-2013)