This is the end of the line for SOIWT, the last stop. Five years to the day on which I started, I’m stopping. Time constraints are the main reason, although I also feel I’m bringing less passion to the table of late, and I don’t just want my beloved blog to peter out lamely. Better get while it’s good, as the line from Brick goes.
(If anyone out there wants to carry on SOIWT, I’d be very happy to hand it over – the passwords, everything. Just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Thank you for reading – it has meant so much. SOIWT has been the best thing I’ve done, and nothing ever pleased me more than someone saying that they liked it.
There are two ways to get featured on SOIWT:
1) Have a really great song.
2) Name yourself after me.
Being extra efficient, Mellor (my surname) have ticked both boxes. I like to think they named themselves after me, anyway. They probably didn’t. Ruby Love is their fourth single, and a genuinely catchy bundle of fun.
Sometimes I daydream of some rose-tinted future, and imagine life with a wife. We read books leaning back-to-back; we walk through empty wildflower meadows and laugh happily on the most boring supermarket expeditions. We undo other’s shoes and take it in turns to make dinner. It all sounds a lot like this bleary, bleepy, bloody lovely number by Astronauts.
Skydive is Astronauts’ debut single – Astronauts being Dan Carney, previously of alt-folkers Dark Captain. It’s taken from forthcoming debut record Hollow Ponds. The video, a medley of Super 8mm images shot at Hampton Court, is by London-based artist and filmmaker Michelle Deignan.