The First Big Weekend in Glasgow

a cura di L’attimo fuggente


Orange Juice – Falling and Laughing
“So that was the first big weekend of the summer…
Starts Thursday as usual with the canteen quiz and again no-one wins the big cash prize”

CAMERA OBSCURA – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
“Later I do my sound bloke routine by approaching Gina’s new boyfriend to say that he shouldn’t feel that there’s any animosity between us and then I even go and make peace with her: shouldn’t have bothered”

Deacon Blue – Dignity
“Then on Friday night we went through to the Arches…
There was only one car going so some of us had to get the train. We got through quite late. Then we went to a pub to take the gear
“There was no problems getting in – we saw some others waiting down the front of the queue so we skipped in
It was a good night – everyone was nutted and I ended up dancing with some blonde girl
I thought she had been quite pretty until last night when Matthew informed me that she had, in fact, been a pig”

Teenage Fanclub – Alcoholiday
“When the club finished we wandered the streets for a while until we got to this 24-hour cafe
I didn’t like the look of it so we left and got a taxi back to Morag’s flat
I couldn’t sleep so I sat about drinking someone else’s strawberry tonic wine and tried to keep everyone else up”

The Jesus & Mary Chain – Deep One Perfect Morning
“Then at ten o’clock in the morning we went downstairs to buy some drink. we had intended to watch the football in the afternoon but we’d passed out by then and slept right throughit awaking to that England had won two nil.
Then we went to get the train home and had a few in the station bar
We had some stuff left from the previous night’s supplies so when we got home we decided to go down to john’s indie disco”

Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
“Same story as Friday – lots of hugging, lots of dancing etc. etc
I couldn’t sleep again so went to the park to look at the toon, taking a detour through the playpark
To get in we had to climb over a ten foot steel fence, which resulted in severe bruising of our hands, legs and groins, but we had a good laugh on the stuff, especially the tube-slide, which pro
Doubles up as a urinal for drunk teens

Urusei Yatsura – Kewpies Like Watermelon
“Then we walked through the woods to have a look at the toon. big disappointment, but the mist on the lake was cool
Sunday afternoon we go up to john’s with a lot of beer in time to watch The Simpsons – it was a really good episode about love always ending in tragedy except, of course, for Marge and Homer. it quite moving at the end and to tell you the truth my eyes were a bit damp

Belle and Sebastian – The Boy With the Arab Strap
“Then we watched these young girls in swimsuits have a water fight in the street
We went up to the pub about ten
It was busy for a Sunday night, lots of people we know, including my first ever girlfriend who I still find very attractive, quite frankly, but I didn’t really speak to her
She’s probably still a bitch, anyway
Her friend Gillian was there, I had a chat with her, she was still quite pleasant
At the same time I watched Malcolm make some terrible attempt to try and chat up a girl we know called jo. he made some remark about her skirt that was barely there the previous night or something”

Mogwai – Waltz For Aidan
I couldn’t sleep again that night, thanks to some seriously disturbing nightmares…Matthew says I should cut down on the cheese
I got some sleep eventually on monday afternoon
It was a beautiful day, and later that evening Malcolm introduced me to the power of merrydown – ³1.79 a litre, 8.2% – mmmm…..”

The Pastels – I’m Alright With You
“Judith and Laura came round later and we sat in my back garden and drank
Then Matthew came round and we went up the town
It’s officially summer”

Arab Strap – The First Big Weekend
“Went out for the weekend, it lasted for ever, high with our friends it’s officially summer.”


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