The Autumn Blues
Just a quick one this week…
You all know Jon Langford, right? Punk legend of Mekons fame who plunked himself down in Chicago nearly twenty years ago and started up a whole new career as a high-quality cowpunk purveyor? Milwaukee should be his home away from home (away from home, cuz he’s Welsh). Does he ever play Milwaukee? Somebody tell me cuz I don’t know. I rarely get out. Boo.
Lemme put it this way: Grinderman 2 makes you want to find a village to pillage, but Langford’s Old Devils is all about reflection and, to some extent, resignation. The seasonal timing of this release could not be better — who doesn’t stop and reflect as the glorious green that surrounds us withers and is eventually stripped bare? Only children who don’t yet understand and the soulless, that’s who.