Jim Carroll

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Pixies do little to impress?

Er, hello there. My name is Conor. Mr Carroll asked me to moderate the blog for the next couple of weeks while he sips fruity cocktails and suns himself on some exotic island. I can’t even begin to tell you …

Thu, Oct 1, 2009, 10:07

   

Er, hello there. My name is Conor.

Mr Carroll asked me to moderate the blog for the next couple of weeks while he sips fruity cocktails and suns himself on some exotic island. I can’t even begin to tell you how tempting it has been to write a short, simple post under his name, claiming a newly discovered appreciation of Radiohead and accepting how wrong-headed I (Jim) have been for the last 15 years.

But I have resisted. Stoutly.

Am off to the Pixies tonight with a slightly heavy heart as the first reports from last night’s gig aren’t entirely promising. Starting with four of their most obscure b-sides? Frank Black lost in a world of his own, refusing to engage with either fellow band members or the crowd? 70 minutes from start to finish?

Hmm.

It wasn’t like this first time out I tells ya.

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Later in the day: Oh, and can I just clarify, for the benefit of those OTR readers whose noses are clearly out of joint, that I wasn’t giving out about the playing of b-sides at all, merely raising an eyebrow at the decision to open the set with four of them.

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