The man is 50 and living in Hove. Not Brighton I hasten to add. And yet he could still cut the mustard.
Never really saw him being Nosferatu in the Birthday Party. I think that was when I was a jazzer - or else pretending to like Dvorjak. I don't suppose he ever envisaged giving out party bags at a six year old's soft play session but I gather this is now this iconic rockers life. Incredible then, that he can still summon the spirit. I have much admiration for a person who can adapt/ divert some of his energies to the universal mundane . Sanctify, perhaps.
Anyway. The words were good. The music was good. And the words matched the music.
How great to be doing a job you enjoy. Am I too old for this? Never say that. The perpetrator is older. 'An old rock and roller with a three wheeled stroller.'
Not yet ridiculous like Jagger. Wise way beyond indie teenagers hairstyles. And possibly in his prime. Hey we were lucky to be there.
A is 49 next week. This was his birthday treat.