I was feeling rather glum first thing this morning, after breaking my Manic Street Preachers mug. Â I’m sure Nicky Wire would just tell me to stop feeling so attached to material objects…while counting his money.
Had I broken it one day later, I would have had the mug for precisely 15 years. Â I’m not sad enough to have known this, I might add. Â I just looked up the date they played at the Nynex Arena in Manchester in 1997.
So, my Manic Street Preachers mug lasted quite a long time, and some things do indeed last a long time. Â What a gorgeous Daniel Johnston cover version FÃ¼xa and Britta Phillips have made.Â So gorgeous in fact that I have now played all 8 minutes of it twice in Eclectic Mainline this month.