Glen Strachan is a raging belljester, currently working on long-term project The Love Rivals, 36 character portraits celebrating the individual.

Yeah yeah 6 Love Rivals still ain't finished and that's why it ain't out yet, oops!! Many, many reasons for this but I shan't bore ya with the details, only that it will be better as a result.

Been so happy living in Greenwich, but I'm set to up sticks again and head out yonder. Wherefore & why? I can't really talk about such things, and one reason for that is I'm not entirely sure myself.

So what can I give you? Maybe some lyrics:

Kalid's Been Turning Tables

Kalid's been turning tables since he was 17,
Now he's standing in my kitchen,
Just watch me paint the scene,
He wants to know:
Are you a fuckin' nutter, or have you just lost your Queen?
Or are you a proper nutter who's seen the things I've seen?

Who's seen the things I've seen?

Kalid's been turning tables since he swam out to sea,
He's been dining with the mermaids under zaffre waves & he calls to me
He says:
I'm heading back towards the ship, that shared reality,
But you should check these girls out sometime do you know what I mean?

Do you know what I mean?

Kalid's not a protestor & I do not compete
For those who only want what they can't have (we'll never feel defeated)
Whilst casting stars against the clouds a disco ball has run aground now
One Greek girl turns towards another, says I love you more that Pet Sounds
She says I love you more than Pet Sounds.

Wowsers, last night's show in Peckham was a blinder, Jae played a wonderful show filling in on bass/harmony duty and it was incredible to see a packed venue dancing and singing along to the known songs while new material from my new solo record definitely connected too. Here's the setlist:

Jeeps On
Eddie At My Favourite Bar
The King in the Carpark
Kalid's Been Turning Tables
Michael, Are You Breathing?
Everything (Anymore)

At the warm up show at the Treaty on Friday we also played Castlehaven and You Gave Your Love To Me Softly (Weezer cover).


Melpomene Singing in the Shadow of White Tower

What am I doing in Thessaloniki?
Well, flights are much cheaper from here
Been living in Athens
Been driven down dead ends
Been living off lyrics and beer
And it's weird
Cos I don't know nowt about

I stroll down the sea front with a Mythos and a smile
And I see Melpomene and I watch her for a while
And she's dancing
And she's singing
Cos she's truly versatile!
It's been years since she was dancing
But she's changing her lifestyle

Μπατσοι - μουνία
Μηδέν - τρία

Fires that she had started
Banks she burned
Melpo sips on Alpha
And reflects on lessons learned
In Omonia & Exharchia
With police cars overturned
In the shadow of white tower
Ancient passions re-emerged

Melpomene singing in the shadow of white tower

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