Belle of the ball

Thanks to Ben for introducing me to Belle and Sebastian, and to John Peel, whose tribute album contains their track Lazy Line Painter Jane. Fabulous track culminating at 5:25 with a rapturous Hammond crescendo to beat all others, leaving only 22 seconds to bring us all back down to earth. Truly marvellous. Its two playings filled 11m 34s of my journey to work this morning. Apologies if my enjoyment of the track freaked out any of my fellow 87 bus passengers.


3 Responses to “Belle of the ball”

  1. art vandelay on November 6th, 2007 20:43

    Monday morning wake up knowing that you’ve gotta go to school,
    Tell your mum what to expect, she says it’s right out of the blue,
    Do you want to work in Debenham’s, ’cause that’s what they expect,
    Start in Lingerie, and Doris is your supervisor…

    And the head said that you always were a queer one from the start,
    For careers you say you wanna be remembered for your art,
    Your obsessions get you known throughout the school for being strange,
    Making life-size models of the Velvet Underground in clay.

    In the queue for lunch they take the piss, you’ve got no appetite,
    And the rumour is you never go with boys and you are tight,
    So they jab you with a fork, you drop the tray and go berserk….
    While you’re cleaning up the mess the teacher’s looking up your skirt.


  2. Dan on November 7th, 2007 15:53

    You are in two minds
    Tossing a coin to decide whether you should tell your folks
    About a dose of thrush you got while licking railings

    But you read in a book
    That you got free from Boots
    There are lotions, there are potions
    You can take to hide your shame from all those prying eyes


  3. art vandelay on November 8th, 2007 07:08

    I am not wearing any underwear.

    Thank you London, thank you.

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