Well.. as 2012 draws to a close… the first band I saw this year was @VNV_Nation - one of the best (and most underrated) bands around - electronic, EBM, industrial… whatever you wanna call it, Ronan and the boys get you to “dance motherfuckers!” - and that ain’t no bad thing.
After a cathartic twelve months, all is well… all is well. I know what I want / don’t want in life. I know what I like / don’t like in life.
And, after ambling and shambling and four months in Cairo, I met someone who gave me the time and space to work it all out… no drama, no fuss. A right old Dreamscape moment.
The writing therapy sure did help, the Dreamscape therapy sure (sure sure sure) did help. I remember NYE 2011 wondering / worrying about 2012. A year on… can’t fucking wait to get into 2013 and be a super-dazzling panda.
Maybe with my own little uniform. A cape, maybe.
Hmmmm… would a super-dazzling panda in a cape need little bootees? Maybe furry ones?
Anyway, back to the point… VNV. Top band. Glowsticks. Jumping about. But sometimes, they fire out such tracks as Beloved and Illusion… and Nova.
Shine, shine your light on me
Illuminate me, make me complete
Lay me down, and wash this world from me
Open the skies, and burn it all away
‘Cause I’ve been waiting, all my life just waiting
for you to shine, shine your light on me
Rest assured, when I see these next… I will be the one up the front with glowsticks, cape and my little furry bootees, Dreamscape by my side (probably shaking her head and wondering what the fuck she got herself into).