Saying that ,I loved this song in the 1970s.I believed every word....Sometimes artifice is a very comforting distraction.innit?
We are critical of politicians & the lies they tell us.Are we any better with the lies we tell ourselves?
Live at the University Of Leeds, Leeds, UK; March 13, 1971. Cath took this photo of me in Athens in 1987.She was still recovering from her first miscarriage.I asked her to take it.
I was reading plenty of Paul Bowles & Bruce Chatwin at the time.
I suppose ,in this photo , I wanted to give an impression of a 'Gentleman Abroad'.Living with 'real' people.[Not on some dodgy package holiday!]
I remember I began reading Raymond Carver on my return.("Working Class Noir"!).
Chris was born safely the following year.I guess it worked....
[p.s. Don I know you saw several big gigs at Leeds Uniy in the very early 70's.Where you in the audience for this Stones gig?
the 3rd song is "love in vain" .A Rather good example of the song,me thinks.]