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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Listen to this bit

I've become fascinated by the minutiae of Nick Lowe's recent songs, by the way he's managed to pare his writing back to the point where the songs seem like the sort of things that just arrived. "Hope For Us All" is typical. The TV director misses it but the key passage comes just after the instrumental at around three minutes when he simply slips in the word "feckless", doubles up the line and the confession just floods into the song.