When I saw his photo in the paper this morning i didn’t recognise him…Julian Cope .
I must have seen him live on stage about 5 times between 1980-81.
I was living in Birmingham and one of my closest friends,Martin ,worked for a record company .At least once a week he took me to concerts .It was all ruffs and frills and funny dancing ( and that was just Martin ) .We regularly saw Teardrop Explodes,Tom Robinson ( not so heavy on the ruffs and frills ) and Duran Duran .
Roll on 35 years and Julian looks all ‘biker chic’ complete with long hair, beard ,leather cap and the sort of gloves you wear when you want a kestrel to land on your arm
he said the wisest thing
”better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”
I’ve made that my ‘in my own head ,got to keep positive’ manta of the week