Less than a month until Tracey Thorn releases for her first new music in a 8 years (and her first solo album in about 25!). Her video is out now - it's clever, if a little disappointing because Tracey is so tiny in it that you can't see her. Whatever, she has maintained herself in spite - or because - of 3 children. See the evidence below.
Meanwhile, Tracey has a very funny post on her myspace page. Check out the best bit here...
Ben and I have a new game, which should be called Competitive Airplay, or something. His first release on his new alt-rock label, strange feeling, is a track by the Figurines called Silver Ponds. It's going very well so far, so we have these conversations at dinner, which are very polite and mutually supportive, but with a subtle, and hilarious, edge, only detectable to each other.
Ben: So we got 3 plays on Steve Lamacq this week.
Me: Wow, that's fantastic. (Pause)
Me: My video is going down very well at MTV
Ben: Great news! (Pause)
Ben: So. Did I tell you? The band are doing a session for xfm?
Me: Fantastic. (Pause)
Me: Dixon is really playing the Martin Buttrich remix of It's All True apparently!
Ben: That's excellent.
And so on, and so on.....We need a pencil and paper to keep score really. You can play too, all you need is a partner or friend who does the same, or similar, job that you do, and you compare recent successes! Good luck to you. May the best man win.