18th April 2013 To Dexys at the Duke Of York's Theatre in London's glittering West End...
Pre-show pints with @so_mark off of that Twitter and his lovely wife, then...
Act I - One Day I'm Going To Soar: The Complete Work: with passion, bite, tightness, swooning, crooning and several costume changes (Kev). Our 'hero' (?) dreams of, meets, wins, kisses and is inca- inca- incapable of loving The Woman - but it's OK John Joe, he's Free.
Act II (no-one now is sitting down) - 'some old favourites' extend our tale: 'Don't stand me down, for I'll never stop saying your name' and 'You were standing next to me in 82 and 83' and 'Academic inspiration? To be honest Geno you gave me fuck all' and the confession of a crime ('I was burning, burning burning') that took place 'From 1966 to 1993', Until I Believe In My Soul, Tell Me When My Light Turns Green because This Is What She's Like (mammoth mix) - by now your blogger is out of Stall N9 and down front Stage Right testifying - or was that Kevin, or was that us all?
Ovation, ovation, ovation.
And me wanting to write something now about the Redemptive Power of Art (sorry).
The Italians have a word for it. A thunderbolt or something. I don't speak Italian myself you understand. But I knew a man who did.
Dexys Midnight Runners - 'Listen To This' (1985)