My Epitaph: "I was right all along."
Yeah, i had to fly back to USA for business. would have loved to have seen the other gigs.
I keep saying it and I will say it again. He is doing just what some of us said he should - which is very wise.
Keeping mum and getting on with it . He knew if he kept winding people up, and thats all he was doing, it was gonna end badly
Yes , he wants boarder control , yes he isn't a fan of Islam extremism but hes no racist but saying "im not racist " just makes it worse.
So all he could do is what he is doing, getting on with it.... I think word got out that yes he lost alot of fans due to wind ups but also people were walking, due to shitty phoned in gigs, esp in USA
So, he was really stepping things up, around that interpol tour. The gigs were fantastic.
The one in London pre covid was superb.
Then his mum died and that really took the wind out of his sales. However, Im not sure if it was us saying he has got a bit stale or what but suddenly (like the next gig after some of us said that) he was "fire" as my kids say. Since then nearly every gig has been great. Vegas, this UK ones.
If he does read these, I would suggest keep on, as you are doing M, but please put more effort in with the words. You know you still can. So do it, do not just think "well, lots of my fans aren't good at speaking English, including the newer UK fans, who say things like "what can poetry give us these days".
It would be great move to have these latter stage records be a return to brilliantly written, human songs. I think more River Clean, Home is a question mark, Oblivion type things