“Not So Sad”
Summer is over. The weather is shit. Hide ya kids, wife, etc. And thus our weekend was suprisingly active considering the lack of motivation to actually do something remotely approaching the required amount to do, well, anything active. But thudding active we were. We rode a bike. We rode that fucking bike around (most of) Hyde Park, and we would have done so to a much greater extent if our bordering-on-the-average cycling skills were allowed to grace more than the outsidey bits, and of course we are much too chicken-shit to go on the roads. Those cycle lanes don’t mean shit when it comes to two-to-three tonnes of German steel rolling up your butty-hole. Sunday was fully intended to be a lazy affair spent straddling our parents couch and watching literally anything other than Peppa Pig on their living room telly; turns out we forgot that our nieces are not only mobile now, one of them can talk coherently (ish) and indeed knows how to work Apple TV quicker than we do/hide that tiny goddamn remote. It was all absolutely exhausting from start to finish, but also real fun. You know what else is fun? This track Not So Sad by these guys called Faux Pas. A guy who rolls with the Radio X crew called Simon slung this over, and mighty grateful we are to him for his consideration. Given that, according to certain Spotify metrics, we have absolutely rinsed any and all music between the years 2001 and 2007 for some time now, this fits in pretty perfectly with that particular program. We mean, it might be medically possible to surgically disseminate the bits that sound like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Kooks and The Cribs (album 1 era) were we to attempt to personify Not So Sad more than we already have. What would that leave over? The outright confidence of youth, as exemplified by the bass-toting happy chappy depicted above. And boy oh boy do we dig on confidence these days.